The YBIF series was started as a result of a book I started writing many years ago, “Your Body Is Fabulous: Dress Like It,” because I feel style and fashion is nothing if you don’t love the body you’re dressing. So, 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. This week the lovely Tecora of Something Old, Something New stops by!!
What makes your body fabulous?
My body is fabulous because it’s my body, uniquely made by God. It’s the only one created with its shape, form, complexion, flaws and blemishes.
What is your favorite thing about how you look? And why?
As crazy as it sounds, but what some may think are my imperfections, are my favorite things about my look. My birthmark (located on my face), spaced out teeth, big eyes, and the fact that I have such a youthful look are my absolute favorite things about my look. It’s the uniqueness of them that i’m in love with.
What are your favorite things to wear to flatter your body or just help you feel good?
Cute shoes, the higher the better to accent my legs.
When it comes to finding clothes, what are some issues you come across? And how do you solve them?
Well I am a skinny girl with curves. petite frame with D, DDs bra size. I solve the problem by purchasing good supportive bras/minimizers.
What role do you think the media plays in body acceptance?
Over the past 20 years many would say that the role media plays has been quite negative. Thankfully, now there is more to media than just TV and magazines, with social media and the progression of the digital era, normal people like myself and fellow bloggers have outlets to express what the new norms are, and what’s acceptable.
What are your thoughts on female body acceptance and appreciation?
Women today are feeling empowered, or at least the women around me are
I’m like Tecora…the higher the heel the better!! I love that she embraces and loves the parts of herself that she deems imperfect! We are all perfectly imperfect.