I love to treat my body like a canvas. It’s like my fun piece of art where clothes and jewelry are my paint and brush. I appreciate my legs the most, so I love to wear dresses and skirts to show them off and balance it with sexy shoes and flowy tops. When I was younger, I was self conscious about some of my body parts, like my birthmark on my lower back, my wide hips and the way I stood back on my knees, but as I’ve gotten older and matured, I’ve learned to embrace it all. My imperfections are what make me “me”, so that is what makes my body fabulous.
What is your favorite thing about how you look? And why?
I love my dark complexion and my smile. With my complexion, I am more drawn to colors and exotic prints and styles. I love to make a statement, without making a statement, if that makes any sense, and with my smile, I love to have fun with bold lip colors or cute lip glosses, so it’s just a pleasing experiment.
And how do you solve them?
I usually don’t come across any issues. I guess, maybe the pressure of trying clothes on to find my right size. As I’ve gotten older, I can now look at a blazer or dress and tell if it will flatter me, but something like jeans or skirts, I must try on to get the full effect. I always find it weird to see people buy clothes without trying it on. Its one thing to love an article of clothing on the hanger, but it’s a total different story when you love it on YOUR body.
What are your thoughts on female body acceptance and appreciation?
I love to see a woman feel confident in her own skin, it reminds me that I should appreciate what I have…flaws and all. On the flip side, body acceptance can get ugly and sickening when people result in eating disorders or food bingeing to desperately reach what they think their ideal weight should be. As women, we shouldn’t obsess about our weight. Instead, we should make it work for us, wear fabulous, flattering clothes and do things in moderation. Be yourself and love who you are.
Thank you Taliah for telling us what makes your body fabulous and reminding us of the importance of dressing for and embracing our own unique bodies!