If you’ve read my first posts on this blog, you would know that I only started ACCEPTING my body when I turned 32 years old. In 6 years I have grown by leaps and bounds BUT not ‘there’ yet. Whatever ‘there’ is defined by my own soul, I’m still trying to figure that out… but I know I’m not ‘there’ yet.
I have recently been viewing gorgeous pics of “Pluser than ‘PLUS SIZE’ Women” on various news feeds. Women that have similar bodies like myself and wearing what I most fear… THE BIKINI! Wearing a one piece with a mini skirt to cover my thighs has been a requirement when out at public beaches and pools. I still cringe at the thought of showing essentially ALL of me to the world. Too many years of shame and negativity has been instilled by family, friends, society and myself.
On June 9th 2012, is “D” day to face my fears and will be wearing a Bikini for the first time since I was 5 years old! Not only am I wearing a bikini but I’ve made it in to a full blown photo shoot at the beach of the city that I live in. Talk about staring at my fear eyeball to eyeball!!
When I posted in my pages of my intentions, I was pleasantly surprised by the reactions I received. Men and women rallying behind me, giving me strength and cosigning my purpose. Many a woman confessing that they too have this fear and wish they cold face it bravely as I am. A few gone so far as volunteer to face this fear with me.
Due to the overwhelming response I have decided to host a “Bikini Photo Shoot!” I am beyond excited, scuuuuurrreeedd and filled with a feeling of pride and purpose. I invite you all to join us and be part of this EXPERIENCE. Lets have fun and take pics that we may one day reminisce about when all our hair has turned grey and showing our digital albums to our children and grandchildren… maybe even the GREAT grandchildren! Who doesn’t want a room filled of ADVENTURE strewn all over our room and home showing years gone by. I can almost see the Seasoned “Rose” from the movie “Titanic”
BBW Generation brings to you our very FIRST Project:
Join us on June 9th 2012 for an event that I can just about GUARANTEE will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
If you are near the Long Beach, CA area and would like to participate please email me at: