Dec 17, 2010

Identifying yourself...

I am Damie and I’m a standard UK size 6, in Nigeria that makes me a skinny butt girl...I mean lady...which used to make me uncomfortable(I must confess still does every now and then) considering the fact that our mother land favours curves to skinniness, but I’ve learnt to embrace my ‘not-so-curvy-kate mossish’ body! Guess what...so can you embrace that body of yours! No matter the shape, size, length or breadth...it’s yours, love it!
Identifying yourself is accepting the body you have, keeping it healthy, playing up your assets and hiding your flaws and walking in confidence...confidence is key, and it’s ok to fake it till you feel it!
Do NOT indulge in self deceit. What do I mean?...you stand in front of the mirror every morning, you see yourself and say to yourself “I’m a size 12” when you know you’re definitely a size 14. I work in a fashion house and I find it amusing when ladies come in and claim to be a certain size, only to try on a dress in that size and they can’t fit in...that is not cool ladies! So stop saying you’ree an 8 when you’re a 6,or a 12 when you’re a 14...you don’t wanna look frumpy in over sized clothes or like a pig about to burst out of its skin in under sized clothes. Accept your size and work with what you’ve got ;)
Illustration by Omar Yusuf

3 comments:

lola said...

you said it all girl, the most important thing is to appreciate yourself,i am a UK size 8,and a size o, 2 or 3 in america, depending on where i shop. (if i go to chicos, i am a 00 Lol)i get alot of "oh you are so skinny comments". i have learned to ignore them, or come up with someting smart to say. i don't think its only in Nigeria that they expect you to be curvy, even here in the US, once you are black, you are expected to be curvy. but hey, we are all not made the same way.love your honesty!!!it shows your character. do your thing girl and rock that kate moss body. some people will kill for that!

damie said...

thanks lola...x

Dammie said...

I've been claiming to be a size 8 for ages! started out at 10, then 8. and to be honest i didnt fully realise this, i just somehow realised that my clothes never fit and i always ended up looking even skinnier. But finally accepted I have accepted that I'm infact a size 6 *_* its wierd cuz i always thought that was ridiculously tiny but it turns out that I am ridiculously tiny