Body positive writing can breed body love. So why not write a love letter to yourself? Jayne McGee, a 60-year-old body positive advocate, did just this. Here’s what she had to say.
My struggle with body acceptance began as early as elementary school. My family shamed me and gave me nicknames like thunder thighs or squatty body. I was always the biggest one on the cheer squad or ballet or gymnastics.
As we walked through the shopping center to the grocery store, my daughter asks, “How much longer do I have to wear this mask, Mommy? My mouth is hot!”
I truly can’t pinpoint when my anxiety and depression started, but I was bullied at a very young age and dealt with many insecurities growing up.
I opened Curvology, my plus-size clothing boutique, in November of 2018. My original business model was to create a safe space for women to walk in the door and find fashion-forward clothing that was not sold to the masses and not available anywhere else in town.