Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shout out!

This photo belongs to Sarah Ray Vargas and the people at Fashion to Figure.

I am sure that some of you have noticed that I am a bit of a YouTube junkie.  I love being able to listen to music, watch funny clips, and watching vlogs are a highlight in my day.  

Today I wanted to give a shout out to one vlogger/blogger in specific, Sarah Rae Vargas.  She is a Mother of two beautiful kids, who makes a wide variety of YouTube videos on topics like plus size fashion, beauty, lifestyle, self empowerment as well as blogging and much more.  She is definitely out spoken and I think she is a great role model and is a big part of the body positivity movement.  


As a plus sized woman myself who just like anyone else had an extremely hard time embracing my body and loving myself for who I am, it is great to see so many people stepping up and sending out the message that you are beautiful just the way you are.  It wasn't until recent years that I finally started to accept my body type as a chunky girl.  While I definitely support a healthy diet and lifestyle I also completely believe that its OK if you are not skinny if you are a 'fat girl' and you should be happy with yourself no matter what.  

As a teenager I hid under baggy clothes not only because I was a rebellious little goth girl but also because I simply had the thought in my head that fat girls can't wear form fitting clothes and look good.  Even when I started going to college I would often where a hoodie over whatever outfit I had picked even in the summer too insecure with my body to go without it.


It wasn't until I hit my 20s that I finally started to embrace who I was and all my curves.  I wouldn't necessarily say I am fashion forward (not even a little bit) or even 100% confident with my body but I have definitely come a long way since high school.  As cheesy as it may sound it really does encourage me as I am sure it does many others to go outside of my box and say you know "I look damn good in these jeans that hug my hips and butt I am going to buy them." or actually getting the top that shows off my arms, thanks to all these amazing vloggers/bloggers who are plus sized women and GORGEOUS.

Anyways I could go on but I am sure you get the point.

I just wanted to give Sarah a shout out and share THIS interview she did with Fashion to Figure because I love everything she said and don't think it could have been said better.  

If you are interested you can check out Sarah's YouTube Channel and she also is on Instagram.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far and I will hopefully be back soon to update you guys on giveaway info.




6 comments:

  1. This is a great post! I hope that one day the media can be more supportive of body positivity so that everyone can feel great about themselves!

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    1. I have the same hopes, we are getting there though! More and more I see women of all sizes stepping up I say your are gorgeous no matter what size, or shape you are. I love seeing Jennifer Lawerence (probably spelt her name wrong) talk on the subject she cracks me up. She even talked down Kate Moss for her infamous quote "nothing taste better than skinny" which made me roll my eyes the first time I heard it.

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  2. You are gorgeous! Loving all the body positivity posts lately! It is so nice that even though the media doesn't always offer equal opportunity to different sizes, there are bloggers of every size who clearly look and feel wonderfully about themselves. Once of my favourite blogs is www.wishwishwish.net and she is an inbetweenie like me hehe (not plus size or teeny tiny). She posted a couple months back about being a size 8-10 and it was one of those hallelujah moments for me. Love all these beautiful bloggers!

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    1. Aww thanks Jennifer. I agree I am loving all the positivity going around on the subject lately. My Facebook has been flooded with all sorts of great quotes and messages. Hopefully sooner than later it will be the norm. Also thanks for sharing the blog it is great. I love her style!

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  3. I hate the projected media idea in our society that: Pretty = Skinny and Fat = Ugly. It's just not true! It's just another way to keep women down, because really, who ever judges men's bodies like they judge ours?

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