Im learning to dress my curves, accept my curves and love my curves! I never saw guys like me in the media who had curves; I’ve always had wide hips and love handles and a chest. I was super thin in my teens, but I’ve always held my body fat in my hips, thighs and sides. I had stretch marks there when I was a teen. For the longest time I thought that my body was wrong or gross because I haven’t seen men portrayed in the media with my body. To be honest, I still have moments where I think my body is gross and shouldn’t be shown, but I’m doing the work to change the conversations I have with myself. It’s nice to see there’s more #malebodypositivity out there in the world and I’m happy to put myself out there to show that guys can have different body types and still be seen as beautiful, handsome, wanted, worthy and all good things that we as humans all deserve. I just talked with a friend who is an advocate for body positivity and she told me she receives tons of messages from guys who tell her about their own insecurities and issues with their bodies. The media also manipulates the male body image and sets unattainable standards for male beauty and masculinity... even if guys aren’t talking about it... it’s still in their heads!