It’s been a great week and now I’m having more great moment with myself as after reading this I know someone is stronger than she was.. The mind is a very powerful tool so use it well. Let’s read this short story from our very curvaceous South Africa ?? Queen:
Little Big Mama was my childhood name. I’ve always been on the fluffy side, but I haven’t always come to appreciate my beauty. My k-12 years were a bit rough to say the least. I was constantly picked on and teased about my weight. I didn’t know how to handle bullies back then, so most of the time I chose to be quiet. In my mind beauty had standards that I did not fit within. When I began college, that mindset began to slowly fade away. Uniforms were no longer required and I was excited to finally wear things of my desire. Crop tops and high waist jeans became my best friend! I walked passed a mirror one day, and for the first time ever I loved what I saw! I could see my thick thunder thighs, my curvy waistline, and my yummy tummy! I embraced it all! I felt beautiful and confident. I guess its true what they say.
Confidence IS attractive! I began to get plenty of attention from girls and guys! With all of the attention, I started thinking about creating my own blog. I wanted a blog that supported plus size sistas such as myself through every aspect of their life. It was just a thought. I didn’t even know where to start, but my interest in it never stopped. I created an Instagram page (@curvaceousqueens) and just tried to focus on that. I gained a few followers, but I wanted to reach out to as many people as I could.
I started following a page under the name of @ilpbbgz and fell in love with everything that it represented. I noticed that this page allowed up and coming ladies such as myself to share their photos. I sent the best pic of me that I could find, but I wasn’t really expecting it to get posted. To my surprise, it did! But that wasn’t even the best part. Through that process, I began chatting online with the founder of the page. He turned out to be one of the most amazing guys that I’ve ever met! He always told me how beautiful I was and he was just so inspiring. He made me feel as if I was someone special….someone who was already at the top. It was the best feeling ever! I’m just a 21 year old from the South, what potential could he have possibly seen in me? Apparently a lot, because he gave me this amazing opportunity to write this article! After a few chats with him, I began to really see what he was saying. I AM BIG and BEAUTIFUL! I can do whatever I put my mind to! He helped me see that. I just hope that all of the other Little Big Mamas in the world will come to see it too.
A drop of tear just rolled down my eye, little did I know I inspired her this much but I must tell you all, that it’s a beautiful thing to know that someone appreciates you and see you for who you are.
“I understand that a lot of guys or girls feel awkward about over weight or big women but it’s all about perspective and personal views, as, in Africa some people prefer rice to beans and Eba to pounded yam, That doesn’t mean she is ugly or shapeless”
To be sincere I’ve always admired a Bold,Big and Beautiful woman. I like every girl, chubby girls, I like big girls and girls with thunder thighs with a lot of a** (lol) …. Uncle olu loves you all now and forever and all body size matters.