Every Thursday I feature a lovely lady, bloggers as well as other gorgeous ladies I know or meet, who tell us what makes their bodies fabulous! The purpose is to empower women to to accept and love their bodies’ as they are by showing women with various body types, skin colors, hair textures, and more. All of the things that makes our bodies’ different, make our bodies’ fabulous! This week I bring to you the super sweet Ticka of Spoonfull of Sugar!!
What makes your body fabulous?
What makes my body fabulous is… It’s mine! It’s the only one exactly like it. Everyone can find people who have similar shapes and such, but I’m the only me… and you are the only you!
What is your favorite thing about how you look? And why?
My favorite thing about how I look is the fact that I have a bug butt(for lack of a better word) and a fabulous smile!! You know… I’m “Poison!” LOL! I joke, but there is a real reason behind it. When I was younger, I was very self conscious about my butt and my smile. As for my butt, it has always been bigger, and in Junior High I was teased by both boys and girls alike. It made me feel bad, and I used to try to hide myself all the time. As for my smile, I always wanted braces. I have a gap between my front teeth, that I never wanted to show. No one ever teased me about my smile, but in the mirror and in pictures, I was always ashamed. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized, I am me and I am pretty. No need to hide, cover up or shy away.
What are your favorite things to wear to flatter your body or just help you feel good?
I don’t really get into things that people say are “flattering”. Again, I am me. Bumps, lumps, curves and all. I’m not a plus sized woman, trying to fool people into thinking that I have a straight sized frame. What makes me feel good are form fitting outfits and cute shoes.
When it comes to finding clothes, what are some issues you come across? And how do you solve them?
My biggest issue right now is finding cute/stylish knee high leather boots that fit my calves. I know they are out there, but since I wear a size 6 1/2 to 7 shoe, the sizes are taken by the time I get around to it. I solve this by searching and hunting for quality boots that do fit. I also email retailers requesting that they carry more of a certain size. It worked at my local Naturalizer store! Sometimes all you have to do is ask! =D
What role do you think the media plays in body acceptance?
I think it plays a huge role. It fools people into believing that there’s only one or two standards of beauty. Either White and thin, or Black/Latina and thin but SUPER curvy. WRONG! We know this because of people in our everyday lives that we find stunningly beautiful. Our moms, our aunts, sisters, cousins and friends. Look to life to find what’s beautiful.
What are your thoughts on female body acceptance and appreciation?
The things that you can change and want to change, by all means change them. The things that are impossible to change (like bone structure, etc) learn to accept yourself. I say learn because you have to condition yourself to know that you are beautiful.
I adore her last point! If you choose, change what you can, and love what you can’t!! Thank you so much Ticka!