Frances Lo­cie

Cosmopolitan (India) - - BODY LOVE -

“Like a lot of women, I used to strug­gle with my body im­age. I used to diet and wear baggy clothes to hide my­self. One day, I found th­ese ‘fat ac­cep­tance’ blogs on­line. Af­ter read­ing them I re­alised that I wasn’t alone in how I felt about my body, and that so­cial and cul­tural mes­sages made me and other fat peo­ple ashamed of their bod­ies. There’s an ex­pec­ta­tion in so­ci­ety that young women should be per­fect—thin, pretty, clear skin, straight teeth and well dressed. It’s an im­pos­si­ble task! I think it’s our dif­fer­ences and im­per­fec­tions that make us beau­ti­ful. I cre­ated my blog to fight this no­tion. I want women to be proud of what their bod­ies can achieve and how they present them­selves. I think body im­age blog­ging helps peo­ple feel less alone. Young peo­ple worry about their body im­age so much, and I’m happy that peo­ple are openly dis­cussing their ex­pe­ri­ences and how they have grown from them. Per­son­ally, I found that once I stopped wor­ry­ing about how my body looked to oth­ers, I had a lot more con­fi­dence in other ar­eas of my life.”

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