Since starting this challenge (I came in late) I have loved the tasks given to me that actually do put me out of my comfort zone. Some have been easy and others a little more challenging, not for how it made me feel but more of a fashion thing. This challenge however, really made me realise that some people lack a lot more confidence than I do. The theme was chosen by Steph. This is what she said 'As a fat woman i'm expected to stand up, breathe in and generally blend into the background. It's my birthday today and I fancy a sit down and I'd like to ask all my fellow plus size bloggers to sit down. Wear what every you like but post a photo of yourself sat down.'
I read it and thought to myself 'Is that it?!' But to others this is a massive deal. When sat down you can't hide rolls and breathe in etc.. But then to me that means the standing photos are not a true representation of what we look like.
I remember a time when I simply refused to use a certain high street chain as their fitting rooms had 3 different mirrors so you could see yourself from every angle. It was my idea of hell. I looked good in a little make up mirror, surely that would be enough !
I was wrong. Now I've grown to like myself, I realise that it's a great thing to look at your body from every angle. Ok so maybe not every day but occasionally I give myself a good look in the full length mirror and take note of all the bits I like. The dip in my lower back, my tattoos, my non existent bum... So taking a photo in a stance that I'm not usually seen at on screen doesn't worry me. I have a belly and I'm full aware that when I sit, it scrunchies up. And that's ok x
Bodycon skirt; H&M
Platform pumps, necklace and acid wash backpack; Primark
Here's a list of the other participants in this challenge
Natalie - http://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk
Nikki - http://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie - http://www.seeingspots.co.uk
Becky - http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary - http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
Hollie - http://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erin - http://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk
Debz - http://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk
Becca - http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk
Rebs - http://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk
Katt - http://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk
Leah - http://www.justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk
Mookie - http://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk
Danielle - http://www.daniellerharris.com
Gillian - http://www.weegillie.com
Sarah - http://plussizeproud.wordpress.com