WOULD YOU SHARE YOUR WEIGHT WITH THE WORLD?
We posted the ‘big question’ on the Internet and were inspired by your stories. Say hello to five brave, body-confident, young women!
When curvy blogger Brittany Gibbons (she writes the award-winning blog brittanyherself.com, check it out!), uploaded a picture of herself in a bikini, and subsequently a picture of herself on a weighing scale, the posts went viral! She received all kinds of feedback on her weight (97 kilos), from people worrying if she’s healthy to wondering if she’s ever had trouble finding a guy (she’s married btw!) Excited by the bodylove movement Brittany has started, we were curious to find out how many of you would be willing to put yourself out there and make something as personal as your weight, public. PS: we’re so proud of these girls!
BRITTANY GIBBONS BLOGGER, BRITTANYHERSELF.COM
I did this to show you what a real person looks like at this weight. And what a real person looks like in those clothes. To either confirm or destroy everything you thought you knew about your body.
AKSHAYA BHAT, 20 DESIGN STUDENT
I’m 5’4” tall, and I think my weight is acceptable. I’ve always wanted a flat tummy and a little more height, but my weight has never been a major concern for me.
NITIKA DUGGAL, 23 TAROT CARD READER
It’s interesting how really skinny girls have actually made me feel more confident about my curves. I love every flaw and every kilo of ‘ fat’, and that acceptance makes me happy! Weight is just a number after all.
SONAL GUPTA, 21 FASHION STUDENT
I’m not very tall, so I used to worry about putting on the extra pudge. Lately, my outlook has changed... it’s more about accepting who I am, over changing.
APOORVA SINGH, 24 VISUAL MERCHANDISER
After years of cribbing about my ‘too curvy’ body, I finally decided to take charge of how I’d like to look. I don’t obsess over counting calories, but I do workout and exercise portion control sometimes.
PARINITA SAMANTA, 23 PR PROFESSIONAL
Everyone’s always told me I’m underweight, some even asked if I was anorexic, but that doesn’t bother me one bit. I eat what I want, and wear what I want. It’s all about being confident in the way you look, and being healthy!