BODY CONFIDENCE @ HEIDELBERG PROJECT
Women perception of their body are internalize and shaped by their friend’s appearance and the media. We have friends of all shapes and sizes and we often want what others have. In addition, we have do many media outlets and the fashion industry telling us what we should look like. But the average women is not small so who do we believe… No body!! Body confident starts with you.
So I decided to team up with my blogging buddy, Leah Vernon. She is a fellow Detroit blogger with a blog called Beauty and the Muse . I decided to collab with Leah because of course she is Detroit blogger but she is unconventional. She doesn’t follow trends or play by the rules and that what i truly enjoy about her. She kept me on m toes. So we chatted at Biggby Coffee like we were friends for years and slayed our photos. It was such a joy working with her!!
BOOST YOUR BODY CONFIDENCES
1) Stop fat shaming yourself. Don’t let your mind bully your body .You are your worst critics. Start looking at what your body can do instead of what it can’t. D
2) Stop comparing yourself to others. It is only one of you so really don’t have have anyone to compare yourself to. Bomb !!
3) Identify what part of your body you love. When you are in the mirror say out loud every day that you love about yourself.
Q&A with LEAH
TWO GIRLS LOVING THE SKIN THAT WE’RE IN WITH NO APOLOGY
FashionLayn: Can you tell my readers about yourself and your blog? How did you get started?
Leah Vernon: My body positive blog, Beauty and the Muse, was created out of a few things. Two of them being underrepresentation and angst. When I was younger, I was always interested in fashion and modeling. But all I saw was thin, White women who were very tall. So, I tortured myself trying to get as close as I could to that body standard as I could which lead to unrealistic body image and eating disorders.
Fast forward, I started seeing a little more body diversity in the media but still not enough. I decided to create my own path of style and body confidence and to share it through my platforms to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves.
FL:How do you differentiate yourself from other plus-size bloggers?
LV: Interesting question. Never been asked before. LOL. I don’t think it’s a matter of consciously differentiating yourself from other bloggers as much as it’s staying in your own lane. By that, I mean not copying other bloggers (which happens) or trying so hard to be different that it looks forced. I stay in my own lane. I’m an artist first before I’m a blogger. Maybe that’s what makes be different in some aspects.
FL:What are your long-term goals for your blog?
LV: Of course, I want to grow it and have a trillion readers. It would be nice to make some income off it, too. But my goals for my blog aren’t set in stone. I’m open to whatever happens. Mainly my concern is how I make people feel with the words and photos. Is it making a positive impact on someone who really needs it?
Special Thanks to Richelle Marie who always slay the photo game !!
(Photo credit: Richelle Marie Photography – IG: @ richelle.mphotos )