Being comfortable, confident in my curvy body, makes insecure people feel very uncomfortable.
My very existence, my rebellious curves, eclectic style, and vivacious tones, threatens the fabric of what someone like me should be doing.
I chose the most risqué photo in my collection to post 😂 today. Since, a man told me that I “dressed weird”. Does this image make you uncomfortable? Does it challenge your standards of beauty, acceptance? If it does, ask yourself why. Then ask, would you still feel the same discomfort if it was a thinner woman in the same pose. Less back rolls, less thigh cellulite? Maybe even a woman who wasn’t Muslim.
This photo makes me uncomfortable in some ways. My entire body is out on display. I feel almost nude. Everyone can see everything. All those bits I try to hide with angles or dark colors or layers are visible.
But, I also see a vulnerability here, a confidence that I like. I see someone that I needed to see when I was younger.
I’ve found out that no matter how many pics I post or how much people dislike it, they still have no right over my body or how I choose to show—or not show it.
I’m not dressing for men anymore. Nor am I following the rules of how fat people or Muslims should dress.
I am not a one size fits all.
In what ways have you rebelled against common beauty or body standards? What’s the most risqué or daring thing you’ve done or worn? Let’s chat. 📸: @