This Open Letter From a Plus Size Reader Will Melt Your Heart…
[su_note note_color=”#fc00e5″ text_color=”#ffffff”]Hello my inspiration❣.. I just want you to know you make me not want to give up! I love you so very much and the way you embrace your curves is everything. Your confidence is worthy to be emulated and you just leave the impression in my heart that weight loss shouldn’t be over stressed but one should live healthy. I check your page daily, you motivate a whole lot of people in Nigeria. The acceptance of plus size in Nigeria is not encouraging at all unlike other countries. The boutiques here are majorly for the slimmer folk. They don’t care about plus size and it brings about low self esteem generally. I gave up on Nigerian boutiques because when they eventually have plus size clothing, it’s outrageously expensive. The shame one gets going out with friends and not getting what you want is ???. I get most of my outfits from ASOS curve but how about those who don’t have access to that?The discrimination is so bad in Nigeria its shocking! People believe you can’t be in a meaningful relationship or that there’s hope for a husband for plus size women but thank God for Adekunle Gold’s “There’s a man for every woman” (He is a Nigerian musician and that is his song). The names they call us are terrible. WHY? Please lend your voice…It goes as far as friends discriminating that “she’s too fat, she can’t be on my bridal train” she can’t get that role. WHY? #stopbullying . The pageant for plus size is comedy for Nigerians because they go there to mock girls! This so unfair… ?? … Thank you also for @aboutthatcurvylife.. ??? Ibiwunmi.[/su_note]
I received this message via Instagram and felt compelled to share with you all. I asked the young lady who wrote me for permission to share and she kindly agreed. I just want you all to know that letters like this are part of the reasons I started #Aboutthatcurvylife and why we will keep going. It means everything to hear from someone I don’t know, speak words that have a familiar ring to them, echoing thoughts that once lived in my head.
We don’t have ALL the answers but we promise that we won’t stop asking the RIGHT questions and pushing the conversation for acceptance of ALL bodies. Everyone has a right to feel beautiful and everyone owes their body a love so unconditional and great that you become a source of light in every dark place. Thank you Ibiwunmi for opening up and pouring out the emotion, allowing us to send your positivity to fill you up again. Thank you readers, your support of Aboutthatcurvyife.com is really everything and we ask that you keep sharing your stories with us, writing to us, giving us feedback and that you also share our links with friends/family/BFFs via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or email. As a community we keep saying there isn’t enough being done on our behalf but WE are here, ready to be that voice spotlighting trends, fashion, cool bloggers, entrepreneurs and so much more. We love you all so much and appreciate each click.
Love & Light,