Amanda (Ama) Scriver / Toronto / 03.26.16
This body of mine, we’ve been on an epic journey together.
We’ve been through some good times and some bad times. We’ve had some high times and some low times. But through it all, my body has changed in ways I never thought possible. In my eyes, I’d say internally and externally, my body is the best she’s ever looked or felt.
I am a fat woman, I have no shame in admitting that. I have rolls and a double-chin. My skin is malleable in places and I do not have a thigh gap. I am not ashamed of this body and I am not ashamed of who I am.
Learning to love yourself regardless of your size is one of the most crucial and beneficial gifts that any person can give to themselves. While I want to tell you all that I have love myself day in and day out, self-love and self-acceptance just isn’t that easy. Some days are battles. Some days I hate my body and I hate myself. Some days I love the person I see in the mirror including those little imperfections, dimples and scars.
I am a fat fearless woman. I can conquer the world. I have my body to thank for that. And I’ll continue to love my body even though the mainstream media and outside world deems my body as flawed. I am not flawed, I am beautiful.
This is my body, this my journey.