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!
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
"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!
With the extreme saturation of social media, it’s so easy to portray what we think we should be. Having this “perfect” 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’t 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’s been one of the most comforting and courageous things I’ve done and will continue to do. #embracewhoyouare#nooneisperfect#positivequotes#postivesocialmedia
• There is freedom in doing things that scare us • 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
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 😂🙏🏻🙋🏻😜#guamlife #lifeinskinnybody#embracewhoyouare#filipina #guam #islandgirl