Hello everyone, I’m Sarah, 25 years old, UK size 20-24.
I think it is amazing that blogs like this exist to inspire and strengthen women. I am so proud to be part of a community of people who can love themselves regardless of society’s prejudice. I do not promote obesity because of the health implications, however, I do not think it right for those of us who fall into that category to hate ourselves for it either.
A year ago I struggled with crippling anxiety and debilitating depression. They had been part of my life for a long time but last year was particularly terrible. I was having panic attacks daily, often several times a day and eventually I resigned from my job and stopped leaving my home. Ever.
Fast forward one year. I have worked exceptionally hard to get back out of the house again. And now, not only do I leave my house - I have a new job AND I have entered a beauty pageant!
I have been selected from over 1000 applicants worldwide to be one of 30 finalists in Miss Plus Size International 2013. Obviously this is a huge step for me! As part of the competition I have created a facebook page where I need to get as many ‘likes’ as I possibly can. I am looking to the FA/PSA/BP community to help me! Please consider visiting my page and liking it. If you’re feeling extra generous you could even share it with your friends via any social media you like.
This is not just a beauty pageant, they are looking for a winner to represent plus size worldwide. Someone who truly believes in the message of fat acceptance and beauty in size. Maybe it can be me!
Keep posting and inspiring :)