OMG, lovelies! It has been WAY too long since there’s been a Your Body Is Fabulous feature, but much like the blog at one point, it was in a state of limbo. In the time of this never-ending break, I was reminded many times of why this series is necessary, so I am happy to be back to sharing it, and hope it continues to be a positive body image light in the blogosphere! 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 fabulous ladies of Rockit Convo share with us!
1. What makes your body fabulous?
Wynter: My bones because I love my height 5’7 1/2 so perfectly imperfect
Keishana: My skin, the arch of my back, and legs
Jenna: I think my curves make my body fabulous.
2. Was there ever a time in your life where you didn’t think your body (as a whole or parts of) was fabulous?
Wynter: Yes, when I was a young girl going through my awkward stage.
Keishana: Absolutely! But then I learned to appreciate my imperfections and my views about myself changed.
Jenna: absolutely.. I struggled with weight for a very long time.
3. What is your favorite thing about how you look? And why?
Wynter: I think my face is everything. My cheekbones are defined and my skin tone highlights it.
Keishana: Honestly I love the total package bc my body tells a story of my spirit. Strong and built to last.
Jenna: I love being a short brown beauty with big hair, big heart and a bigger smile.
4. What are your favorite things to wear to flatter your body or just help you feel good?
Wynter: My fav things to wear are comfortable heels. I think heels make my legs look more defined.
Keishana: Shorts, mid-riffs, hats, scarfs, and lipstick all help me feel good
Jenna: I love anything high waist and a short flair mini.
5. When it comes to finding clothes, what are some issues you come across? And how do you solve them?
Wynter: Sometimes my pants are too short since I’m tall and because I have hips and a butt I sometime have trouble finding jeans to fit my small waist.
Keishana: Clothes that don’t help me hide my my love handles are an issue. I usually stay away from low rise bottoms.
Jenna: Some issues I’ve encountered was having to go up a size or two in pants to get them over my thighs and have so much space in the waist. Which is why I love form fitted and high waist pieces.
6. What role do you think the media plays in body acceptance?
Wynter: Media plays a huge role. With all the plastic women out there it is hard for the REAL women to complete with perfectly carved out man made bodies.
Keishana: I think it plays a big role, they give us our idea of “acceptable” and view out bodies through that filter. That’s something that can change as we take ownership and pride in our identity.
Jenna: I think media has a huge impact on projecting an unrealistic standard of beauty on so many people. Fortunately now we have more beauty and style bloggers, vloggers and public figures proving that you beauty comes in a range of heights, tones, sizes and etc.
7. What are your thoughts on female body acceptance and appreciation?
Wynter: I think body acceptance and appreciation starts from home. You family are really the most influential people in your life and if they make you feel beautiful everyday as a child then you will grow to become a very confident “I love the skin I’m in” adult.
Keishana: I think it starts with your perception of you. If you view yourself as a failure then you will see your body in that way. If you view yourself as smart, outgoing then you will appreciate yourself and your body!
Jenna: I think that women should look at their reflection as the standard of beauty and them the process of accepting and appreciating ourselves will become much easier.
This is the first time I’ve featured a group of ladies at once in this series, and it was great to see the varying perspectives and thoughts from the Rockit Convo women at once! NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! Send in your answers and pictures telling me what makes your body fabulous so that I can feature you and further share the body acceptance/love message!