I am very happy to announce I am now an ambassador for nonairbrushedme (NAM). I have spent years hating my body. I was bullied at school because I was fat. I was told during my marriage I was unattractive because of my size. When you hear something often enough you start to believe it and then it starts to affect your daily life. My body is 38 years old and has endured a lot over the years. While I'm still a plus sized girl I'm happier now than I ever have been. My body isn't perfect but do you know what? That's me. It doesnt need to be perfect and it never will be and thats ok! My size doesn't stop me from doing the things I want to. I'm not unloveable. I'm not unattractive. I'm just me. I made a new year resolution last year to start living my life, to try new things and to not hate myself anymore and that's the best thing I've ever done. It's changed my life. I gave up smoking. I started eating more healthily. I joined the gym and actually went! I attended naturist activities. I did some costume and nude modelling. I skinnydipped on holidays. My boyfriend and I started a blog to document our naturist and modelling activities. I started a photography business. My boyfriend and I organised a body positive photography project called spot the difference. Our project was featured in a naturist magazine. My personal story about my new relationship, naturist activities and body positive photography work have also been featured in a magazine. I started chair burlesque dance classes. 2017 was a crazy year for me and the start of my self acceptance journey. I'm not ashamed of my body anymore and when I discovered NAM I was very happy to become an ambassador for them. Let's all work together to stop the body shaming, body loathing and negativity that surrounds the human form. We are all beautiful in our own right so let's spread some body positivity and start loving and embracing who we are... Don't let anyone dim the light that shines within. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are enough! #nonairbrushedme #bodypositivity #bopowarrior #ambassador #loveyourself #selfconfidence #selfacceptance #thisisme #embracewhoyouare #stopselfhate #selflove
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What are you reading lately? I am STILL working on The Gifts of Imperfection. It鈥檚 very challenging and something you need to take a bite at a time, swallow, digest, and then come back to. It is wonderful and challenging. AND the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska 鈥淒ivine Mercy in My Soul鈥. We went to a Stations of the Cross on Friday that featured her diary excerpts and it was - again- very challenging. It is a challenge of mercy, of childhood to God, of obedience to Him, of openness to His promptings. It is also a thick book. I鈥檒l be working on it for a while too. . I鈥檇 love to hear what you are reading lately! . . . #stfaustina #divinemercy #brenebrown #thegiftsofimperfection #personaldevelopment #spiritualreading #catholicbooks #persobalmastery #mercy #love #compassion #spiritualchildhood #mysticism #letgoofwhoyouthinkyouresupposedtobe #embracewhoyouare #loveyourself #selfcare #bookclub #bookoftheweek #lightreading #growinfaith #lifebreather #courageousnations
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鈥淧eople may call what happens at midlife 鈥榓 crisis,鈥 but it is not. It鈥檚 an unraveling-a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you鈥檙e 鈥榮upposed鈥 to live...to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are!鈥 -Brene Brown #brenebrown #brenebrownquotes #change #growth #transformation #journey #journeytoonderland #selfdiscovery #liveyourlife #beyou #brave #bold #bevulnerable #bestrong #strength #lettinggo #movingon #embracewhoyouare #embracethejourney #weightloss #weightwatchers #weightlosstransformation #becomeabutterfly #nevergiveup #youareworthit
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got ppl lurkin from all angles馃憖, didn't kno I had so many fans馃槒馃挭馃徑馃捀馃槑 #savage #guapo #allblack #embracewhoyouare #grind #alwaysflex
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Just finished watching the new documentary. The First Brit.. so here we go it had to take science to prove to many people that they have black DNA in them. The first Briton was black with blue eyes. I am mixed with a little bit of everything and I have always embraced it. I wish others would. My DNA is Ghanian, Scottish, Mongolian, Chinese etc. Jamaica's Motto is "Out of many we are one" we are a unique people but some don't even know it. #thefirstbrit #embracewhoyouare #jam#jamaicans #jamaica
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馃帶 馃幎 I bite down a little harder! My blade's a little sharper! #MyRoots... My roots run deep into the #Hollow! #StrikeBack a little harder, I scream a little louder! My roots... My roots run deep into #TheHollow! I'm #str#stronger than I ever knew. I'm #strong because of you! I #HitBack a little louder, fuck you a little harder! My roots... My roots run deep into the Hollow! 馃幎 馃帶 #InThisMoment #Roots #Ritual #SongOfTheDay #OnRepeat #InLoveWithThisSong #Badass #Mood #ThankYou #FightBack #BeStrong #EmbraceYourDarkness #WitchyBoy #DevilChild #WhereDoYourRootsStart #WhereDoYourRootsEnd #EmbraceWhoYouAre #BeYourself #EarbudsIn #MusicalTherapy #MusicAddict
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It's surprisingly hard to take a good picture of your ankle tattoo all by yourself. This is probably the only full body pic of me where you can see it lol I don't even show the "best pic" of my Daffodil Tattoo anymore because everyone thinks it's my neck and not my ankle. 馃槀 I also have a back piece no one sees in pics too 馃ぃ #indybrand #flowertattoo #ankletattoo #thewildlifeishumannature #lovemyself #modelingagency #outdoorswomen #tattedgirls #global_ladies #havefuntoday #illgrammers #tennesseegirl #wildernessbabes #graveyardgirl #moonchild #lovewhoiam #loveyourself #loveyourbody #bodypositive #hourglassfigure #embracewhoyouare #beproud #selflove #inkedandcurvy #beyourownbeautiful #myjourney #beachbody #getfit #getstrong #fitchicks
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鈿滐笍Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something or someone we aren鈥檛. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses. It鈥檚 only when you accept everything you are and aren鈥檛 you will truly succeed鉁 #staytruetoyourself #embracewhoyouare Throw 馃敊 to one of my favorite shooting collabs馃檶馃徎 #fotographersgdl 馃摲This is one of my favorite photos, and it was taken by @oscarale_mb . . . #soysks #sksmodels . . . . . #portrait #photography #portraitvision #portraitsoftheworld #photoshoot #guadalajara #mexico #mexican #mexicanmodel #wlyg #wlygmodelsearch #dianamileny #canon #canonphoto #arriesgandoelfisico #fashionshoot #editorialpose #posing #fashionphotography #promotersearch #model #natural #nomakeup #modelnewcomers
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V铆vela como quieras, g贸zala a tu manera 馃挀馃挀 #embracewhoyouare #lovelifeoutside #yo #mtbpower #bogot谩 #lavidamia #amoralpedal #mtbgirl
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Le dimanche ! Le dimanche d鈥檋iver o霉 tu passes ta journ茅e sur le canap 脿 comater au chaud avec en must un petit chocolat chaud tout d茅licieux 鈽曪笍 pardonnez ma t锚te, je suis encore malade. J鈥檃i encore la cr猫ve pour la 3猫me fois en 1 mois et demi ! Fiou elle fait que de venir et de partir et de revenir ... y鈥檈n a marre 馃槖 #sleevegastrectomy #sleevegastrectomie #bariatricsurgery #winter #hotchocolate #sundays #yummy #sundaylook #weightloss #weightlossjourney #behappy #followmyjourney #loveyourself #embracewhoyouare #lazysunday
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Enjoying morning coffee before we head out for a day of hiking. 馃挅馃挅馃挅 Hiking is like therapy for my Soul. 馃挅馃挅馃挅 Nature is my Mother. She soothes my Soul and recharges my heart. 馃挅馃挅馃挅 I鈥檓 feeling so much love within my being today and for that I am infinitely grateful! #nofilter #nofilterneeded #lov#loveself #embracewhoyouare #beyou #believe #love #selfdiscovery #selflove #selfcare #nature #liv#livinglife #hiking #weekendfun #livinglife #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment #mothernature #infinitelove
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If Sunday morning doesn鈥檛 come with pizza, then we鈥檒l pass 馃崟 || 馃摲 @cheraleelyle
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Love is such a special energy.... can you feel the love in your heart? Can you embrace yourself in that Love? Can you feel that you are loved exactly as you are? That the Universe doesn't make exeptions and you are one with all the Love you will ever need? Be extra kind to yourself and make this day one to Love... Give yourself some Me-Time and explore what it is that you Love about yourself. You are so so worth it! Unconditional Love to all of you who read this! The Universe Loves you and so do I. <3 #pureawarenesscenter #loveyourself #selfcare #beyou #embracewhoyouare #universe #unconditionallove #lovealways #beauty #essenceoflove #lifecoaching #youarelove #iam #selfexploration #explore #livelife
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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Has this question (asked of most of us since primary school!) ever caused you some anxiety? Have you ever felt uncomfortable choosing one specific career path because you have LOTS of interests? ....Are you inspired more by an eclectic career full of creativity and variety that embraces multiple ideas, talents and passions? Perhaps, you are a "MULTIPOTENTIALITE?" Check out the very interesting TED Talk by @emiliewapnick on why some of us don't have one true 'calling'....and why the world needs more people like you! https://www.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling #thr#thrivewoman #careers #inspire #multipotentialite #innovation #adaptability #passion #ideas #alwayslearning #liveyourlife #embracewhoyouare #thrive
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Sunday thoughts from a class book im currently reading鉁 'embrace the glorious mess that you are, the eyes of the world dont matter, only how u see yourself' 馃挅鉁 #sundaythoughts #weekend #powerfulwords #fitfam #ceceliaahern #irish #gloriousmess #embracewhoyouare #wisewords #cpwarrior #empowerwomen #iri#irishfitfam #ukfitfam #inspiration #irishstrong #cpgirl #flawsome #irishfitfam #bookstagram #unqiue #howyouseeyourself #positive #beyou #perfectlyimperfect #beyourownhero
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鈥淚n order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.鈥 ~ Coco Chanel What makes you uniquely you? #launchshowcase #whatmakesyoustandout #embracewhoyouare #bedifferent #actor #model #singer #dancer #beyourself #starthere #startnow #havefun #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhoyouare #cocochanel
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I love people who judge me, Because they make me more confident with my self 馃懜馃 #saturdaynight #loveyourself #embraceit #embracewhoyouare #everyoneisbeautiful #makeup #coltonca #rosegold #tommyhilfiger
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With the extreme saturation of social media, it鈥檚 so easy to portray what we think we should be. Having this 鈥減erfect鈥 online image ultimately creates more self negativity as we constantly try to uphold this in reality. I definitely have struggled with the idea of a perfect self and I don鈥檛 doubt most people have. But although I may not be able to control what emotions come my way, as a human being I have this awesome thing called free will, the ability of choice. Choosing to embrace my unique self may be hard at times but honestly it鈥檚 been one of the most comforting and courageous things I鈥檝e done and will continue to do. #embracewhoyouare #nooneisperfect #positivequotes #postivesocialmedia
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馃槆 馃憖猬囸煒 CHERUB CURLS *read to the end* How many lovely ladies & gents too...have curly/wavy hair that's super fragile? Almost like strands of spun glass? Slightest breeze disrupts your curl? That's what I have...ever since I was a little girl. I was born w/ blonde, then switched to brunette by age of 5...as I began aging I transitioned over to blonde, since my hair has been thinning...now I'm Embracing my Silver hair 馃憡 You can have high or low density with low or high porosity....curly/wavy...combination of both...such as I do. I'm nearly 50...& wanting to educate myself as much as possible. It's just been in the last couple of years that I've learned about Curly Girl Method. *wanting to help others...sharing is caring. 馃槉 Are you at a loss...bout to buzz your hair off cause of frustration??? DON'T DO IT...STOP!!!! I recently found my mentor. Scott Musgrave...Curly Hair Artistry...he's a curly / wavy hair specialist...30+ yrs experience...learn the MAP method...sign up...100% worth it...join Cultivate Your Curls group. Anyone who follows Scott & embracing their curly/wavy hair will agree, I'm sure, at how much their lives have changed...show your appreciation & love for the new you... leave a comment below please...TIA #scottmusgravehair #cherubcurls #embracewhoyouare #curlyhair #curlygirls @scottmusgravehair #cultivateyourcurls #newyou #fragilehair #wavyhair #curls #spiralcurls #silverhair #model #healthyhair #greyhair #grayhair #ditchthedye #silverissexy #silversisters #grayisthenewblonde #grayhairdontcare #gorgeouslygray #grayisgorgeous #love #loveyourself
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First YouTube video up NOW !! Make sure you like & subscribe, we upload every other day 馃挆馃挆. #SWSFam
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Thank you God馃檹馃徏 for all blessings鉂わ笍 41 and Fabulous馃帀 #embracewhoyouare #thnakful馃檹馃挮#livelifetothefullest
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Although I鈥檓 wind blown and untweezed, I鈥檓 feeling super confident today at the Virginia Zoo! Rocking my Animal Kingdom hoodie! I am counting down the days until the cold is gone though! 馃惢馃馃悩馃悽馃悹馃悪馃馃馃悘馃悐馃馃馃惓 #sunkissed #animalkingdom #dis#disneystyle #virginiazoo #virginiazoologicalpark #zoo #smilemore #embracewhoyouare #waitingforsummer #adventureswithjoy #norfolkva #cottononsunnies #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #neverstopdreaming #disneystyle @disneysanimalkingdom @disneystyle @virginiazoo
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馃幎Es que no hay dos, ni en Caracas ni en New York....馃幎馃挀馃毚馃徑鈥嶁檧 #comoyo #niensaturnonienplut贸n S谩bado de 馃挀馃毚馃徑鈥嶁檧 #mtb鉂わ笍 #embracewhoyouare #amoralpedal #lovelife #mtbgirl #vamoquevamos #bogot谩 #mibici #enunabiciquemelleveatodoslados #mtbpower #yo #bike
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Let positive thinking lead the way all ways, always 馃尭 For more inspiring quotes and stories, join our #LoveThyself challenge. Link in bio.
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Dare to be different! Give people something to whisper about. Stand out!!! Push your boundaries, think outside the box. #thejoker #batman #fiercefitfemale #daretobedifferent #embracewhoyouare #pleaseyourselfnotothers #nerd #beautifulmind #beauty #wannaknowhowigotthesescars
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Having fun with my best sisterss鉂lishasinghdongol @khu_c_xhetry .Makeup Look inspired by @jamescharles ...Haters Kiss My Foot...馃拫 #embracewhoyouare
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鈥 There is freedom in doing things that scare us 鈥 The more you push through fear, the stronger you get & the more you enjoy life to it's fullest || I used to be afraid of so many things that I would hide who I truly was to feel secure || Now the Lord has been challenging me to uncover my face with my hands & start reaching out to others & truly connect with other people while abandoning perfection & the fear of rejection || I chose this cliff background because while my husband & I were in Mexico we went cliff jumping & for me this was my first time & I was intimidated but as soon as I embraced fear & ran toward the edge I felt so free as I soared through the air & landed in the beautiful blue, green water || Lately I've been realizing more & more that life has so much to offer, but many pleasures come with the price tag of momentary fear || Are you willing to exchange your momentary fears for long lasting happiness? #embracewhoyouare #embraceyourfears #hellofears
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Today's thought I find it so hilarious...I walk in to the store & cashier ask me "Do you work out?" I replied to her "Why?" She goes "Bec you're sexy"...then I said "Hahahhaha...Thank you"....Maybe just coz I am wearing gym outfit today...LMAO! but deep down me thinking Thankful and grateful to my parents & my genes 馃槀馃檹馃徎馃檵馃徎馃槣#guamlife #lifeinskinnybody #embracewhoyouare #filipina #guam #islandgirl
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Self-love is so important. I can鈥檛 preach that enough. Embrace each and every imperfection. Heal your mind, body, and soul. Take the time to pamper yourself, love yourself, embrace your outer and inner beauty, and most importantly BE YOURSELF. It saddens me to see people trying so hard to change their appearance to be someone else and to see people changing their entire lifestyle to be like another鈥檚. Embrace your own journey. Love what you have and who you are. It鈥檚 one thing to be inspired, it鈥檚 another to mimic someone鈥檚 every move by appearance and actions. Make your OWN journey. Accept yourself. Have unconditional love for yourself. Everyone deserves happiness and love. Don鈥檛 lose yourself trying to be someone you鈥檙e not. Beauty begins when you decide to truly be yourself. 馃敭鉁ㄢ槷锔 鈥 鈥 鈥 #lov#loveyourself #selfgrowth #selflove #spiritualgrowth #spiritualawakening #confidence #beyourself #acceptyourself #womenempowerment #innerbeauty #womenupliftingwomen #positivevibes #love #peace #alignyourself #embracewhoyouare #behumble #wildchild #highvibin #natureheals #earthsign #rechargeyourself #happysoul #freespirit #bareskin #confidenceiskey #lightworker #virgo #empath #positivemind
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It鈥檚 hard to believe this was a week ago already. Anyone else find time slows down leading up to a trip but then speeds up to double time as soon as you鈥檙e home? California dreaming today in the snowy cold I call home. . . . . . . . . #fireinmysoul #embracewhoyouare #selflovewarrior #momswithink #happyandhealthy #healthylifestyle #livinglifemyway #rebelgirls #strongmama #flawsandall #bewhoyouwanttobecome #fitmom #fitmama #travelogue #foodporn #foodlover #foodie #fitafter40 #healthymomhealthyfamily #foodlifestyle #eattolive
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