By Lala Nyakezi
Women who defy body beauty stereotypes tell us what makes them most attractive.
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This is what makes these women most attractive:
I LOVE MY CONFIDENCE BECAUSE IT DEFIES STEREOTYPES. Stereotypes commonly held by society about being fat, black or female and how these descriptors automatically determine the kind of person I have to be. When in reality this is not the case, me being fat, black and female is just a part of me and in no way do these social constructions limit me. I am so much more and enough…my being is beautiful, sexy, stylish, intelligent, hard working, assertive, passionate and the list goes on
I LOVE MY SMILE. When I look at my smiling face I believe I can…my smile reminds me I’m intelligent, strong, beautiful, independent, passionate, all the virtues of an amazing woman.
I LOVE MYSELF. Even though society dictates what’s beautiful, I have a big tummy and stretch marks but that’s not a problem. When I look in the mirror I’m in awe of how far I’ve come, beauty to me is having a high self esteem and accepting yourself as you are.
I LOVE MY CONFIDENCE. I am comfortable with my size and I’m not afraid to say it. Being plus size makes me feel attractive and confident and I love it.
I LOVE THAT I HAVE SUCH AN EFFORTLESS SMILE. Besides the fact that I get complimented about it, it gives me this natural glow and makes me feel good inside and out.
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