A plus-size Instagram blogger reveals why she dared to bare it all
Many people struggle with their self-image and are not confident about how they look. The fashion industry has had a certain set image of what ‘beautiful’ is and that image is slowly beginning to evolve and change. However, many women are slowly breaking out of these boundaries and are embracing different styles and sizes.
Instagram is where the battleground is and people are constantly uploading pictures of themselves and their lives on it. People are not always understanding nor appreciative of anyone who is different but society is gradually evolving and is beginning to encourage all body types to be confident and proud.
Plus-size blogger Carmen Rene recently shared a racy picture of herself on Instagram after much contemplation. She posted such pictures in the hope that she would inspire and encourage other women to be as confident and bold about their body no matter how big or small.
The woman known as Carmen Rene was adamant about the importance of accepting and dealing with one’s own personal flaws. After stripping down the layers, she was hailed as an Instagram hero.
Carmen suffers from a condition known as lymphoedema which causes massive swelling in the body tissues. It can affect any area of the body but it usually affects the arms and legs the most. It develops when the lymphatic system fails to function as effectively and well as it can. After being diagnosed with the condition, some people find it very hard to face their bodies.
Rene is very determined to change the perception and belief that one should cover up all their flaws and insecurities. She posted an inspiring message about learning how to accept, deal with, and eventually love your flaws. Most women will agree how this process is a lot easier said than done but with a bit of encouragement and belief, everyone can love themselves and the way they look.
“There are so many things that are considered flawed in this photo. Back fat, rolls, cellulite, spider veins. We are taught to hide these “flaws” but instead, I challenge you to embrace them. Share them. Love them.” This is the message that she had posted alongside her photographs. Since she uploaded the picture, it was liked over 2,800 times.
Many people have praised and followed her for her bold stance and are complimenting her free spirit. One person commented, “As always, your beauty shines through your honesty, you continue to inspire me to love all of me. Thank you.”
While another commented, “Thanks! It took me a long time to embrace ALL my flaws. You are absolutely beautiful and stunning.”
Carmen has racked up a lot of followers thanks to her sharing her experiences with her body. Her decision to post such snaps have led many other women to embrace their bodies, flaws and all.