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. Today the beautiful Alexa shares with us!!
What makes your body fabulous?
My scars and bruises make my body fabulous. They’re a testament to everything that I have survived this past year. I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis (partial stomach paralysis) this year and went from 156lbs to 108lbs so although I look different my bodies still fighting and surviving :).
What is your favorite thing about how you look? And why?
My favorite thing about how I look would have to be my hair or my mane as my family and I call it lol. I’m a Leo so we always say I’m trying to channel by inner lioness.
What are your favorite things to wear to flatter your body or just help you feel good?
My favorite things to wear are harem pants, high waisted pants and graphic tees. Anytime i’m having a bad or sick day I can always throw on some funky lipstick (hot pink or purple) and a graphic tee and make myself smile.
When it comes to finding clothes, what are some issues you come across? And how do you solve them?
When it comes to finding clothes I have a hard time finding pants that are tight enough on my waist. I fully believe in the power of waist belts and when that fails a genius seamstress. There’s just something about wearing an article of clothing that has been made to fit you specifically.
What role do you think the media plays in body acceptance?
I think the media plays a huge role in society’s views towards body acceptance. We are taught today that you have to be tall, have a huge butt, huge boobs and a microscopic waist. The everyday woman doesn’t look like this and is dismissed either by herself or those around her.
What are your thoughts on female body acceptance and appreciation?
I think the best way to express my opinion on female body acceptance and appreciation would be to share a quote from Joel Osteen “You are unique. You are one of a kind. You are wearing armor specifically designed by God. No one else has what you have.” I couldn’t have said it better if I tried.
I just love everything about this interview!!! I’m no Leo, but I’m trying to channel my inner lioness, believe in a great seamstress and belt, and adore that Joel Osteen quote. Alexa is truly an inspiration, and her beauty and experiences radiate through her answers.