“I wanted to pinch my extra thigh and butt bulge, but she was watching.
I wanted to stand in front of the mirror and suck it in at different angles, but she was watching.
I wanted to lift up my boobs and try to see my waist, but she was watching.
I wanted to say “nope not wearing this” as I tried to stretch out the waistband, but she was watching.
I stood in front of the mirror, grabbed her hand, and said ‘look at us!’
We smiled and twirled in our new suits.
I left my coverup in the room.
And we strutted our way to the beach.
Her sense of beauty and self-confidence comes from me and I want her to know that beauty comes from within. That perfect bodies aren’t a requirement for fun.
That anyone can carry themselves with confidence. That size doesn’t dictate worth, beauty, or the amount of joy you deserve.
The most beautiful combination is a woman who radiates confidence from every pore of her body and emits joy like electricity – no matter her size.
You got this, ladies. Fight the urge to tear yourself apart and show the world that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.”