First things first, thanks for visiting the Curve Confessions! Before diving into my posts, I wanted to explain why I created this blog.
My entire life, I’ve struggled with poor body image (definition: the subjective picture or mental image of one’s own body). From a young age, I was bullied for being fat, and from that point forward, my perception of my body has almost always been negative. I’ve also witnessed countless incidences of other people’s bodies being criticized (from friends to celebrities). Some of that criticizing is done by other people, some of it is done by themselves.
With obsession over Hollywood celebrity bodies and the media’s focus on people’s figures (women especially), this issue is getting bigger and bigger. There isn’t a voice out there advocating for and discussing body image in an honest and open way. That’s where the Curve Confessions comes in.
I want to be a voice among the curves, empowering people everywhere who feel insecure about their bodies, who have witnessed someone else’s insecurity or issues, or simply who think it’s an important issue that needs to be addressed. And I don’t just speak for ‘curvy’ women, I am an advocate for all shapes and sizes (though I do consider myself curvy :)).
Body shaming is defined as inappropriate negative statements made towards someone about their weight or size, and it happens to men and women everywhere. Honestly, we don’t even realize the extent we’re doing it. Passing judgment of someone on the street, talking about a celebrity who has lost or gained weight, thinking a negative comment to yourself when you’re about to get into the shower – these are all examples of negative body image and body shaming.
There are so many stories to dig into around this topic and the Curve Confessions is my outlet to do just that. If you’re looking for inspiration, a laugh, a pick-me-up, or just simply a good read, you’ve come to the right place.
But body image to me isn’t just physical, it’s mental. Mental health is so important, and is half the battle when it comes to how you see yourself in the mirror (and how you see others). To those who want to focus on keeping their mind in the right place, and are seeking solid advice to do so, you’ve also come to the right place.
I want to be clear that nobody is perfect – we all make negative comments and wish to look a certain way at times. But it’s time to work together to start accepting ourselves for the way we are, and being happy and supportive of others in their own body journeys. We can always make changes for our health, our happiness, or any other reason we might have, but there’s no reason to talk down to everyone’s most precious and unique gift: their body.
The conversation around body image is an important one to be had – it’s a part of our everyday lives and something that can, and should, be addressed. I love to write and I love empowering people – so I’ve put a lot of thought into the Curve Confessions. I hope it’s a blog you continually visit and find purpose in, whatever that purpose may be.
Just remember a few things about your body… It’s yours. It’s unique. It’s worth worshiping.
Thanks again for visiting – now read on and enjoy the Curve Confessions! Also follow along to see my posts on Instagram, @thecurveconfessions.
-KP (creator of the Curve Confessions)