On reactions to her weight loss:
I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, ‘Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous’. I’m like, ‘I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing’
This quote. Exactly why I dislike before and afters. Why are you to judge a woman solely on her appearance, and deem her as ‘beautiful’ after she has lost the weight? Beauty is not defined by a low weight.
i have rebloged this 20million times and i will do it again
This is why I won’t reblog self-depricating before and after pictures. It’s fine to be proud of your transformation but, to take one I just saw in my dash as an example, if you call your “before” self undesirable, unattractive, or other negatives, I won’t reblog your B&A or follow you. It shows that you don’t understand how a bigger person is just as valid, lovely, and worthy as a thinner person. I don’t need that distorted misery in my dash. You can be happy, beautiful, confident, and everything else at a bigger size. It’s your choice to be confident, and if you can’t love yourself big, you’ll never truly love yourself thin. Power to Ms. Symone for loving herself at all sizes. It just makes me respect her even more.