Hey, it's me. For those who don't know, my name is Faith, or as you might know me, @faith-plusfashion from Instagram. As you may or may not know, I am an aspiring plus size model, body positive/fashion Instagram blogger/freelance artist. This is my first ever official blog post, and I am quite terrified. Let me explain... I started an Instagram account about a year ago, and since then a lot of my world has changed. I started with a journey, no "exact" destination, but with a few goals in mind. I am not the best writer in the world. I absolutely don't claim to be and I want to make that clear. However, I like to try my very best to get the thoughts in my head in a (somewhat) identifiable format via words. I tend to constructively ramble a bit through Instagram, but have finally thought that a formal blog might be a better place to further elaborate what I have to say. For those of you who have been and will be following me on this journey of life, struggles, inspiration and learning I truly appreciate it.
My bio on Instagram reads as:
High fashion and fabulous is NOT body restrictive!
Body positive and fashion forward
Anti-bullying and Mental Health Awareness
Those points are the ones that I will be consistently focusing on and are near and dear to my heart... passions, if you will.
To start, I'd like to re-quote myself from the first Instagram post I believe started this journey in which I introduced myself.
"I made this Instagram page on a whim the other day because I had been contemplating doing this for a while. Aside from my personal account, I wanted a place to feel comfortable, vulnerable and confident all at the same time. Going through life constantly struggling with my self esteem, self worth, and weight has always been a factor that played in that. When I was a little girl, I was very thin. When I was a teenager I was very large. By 18 I managed to lose 110 pounds. By 22 I managed to gain it all back. At any given point I never truly felt that I was beautiful, inside or out.. but now I am on a journey that has been going on for longer than it may seem, to self love and appreciation. Not every day is easy, but every day is worth at least trying. So in regard to this social media account, I will finally be putting myself out into the world in ways I was never able to before.. and though posting "selfies" may not seem like a big deal, it is indeed a big deal to me.. To post pictures that I never in a million years would have felt comfortable showing anyone, I share with you. Thanks to all, and remember, you are beautiful inside AND out xx "
With all that being said :
I plan to continue to document my experiences regarding the life of being a plus size woman.
Plus size fashion attached with opinions, reviews and good finds will also be included.
Supporting other positive campaigns are immensely important to me and will also be major focus points. (i.e. #effyourbeautystandards, #bigandblunt, #NoBS, #honormycurves, #celebratemysize, #plusisequal, along with promoting mental health awareness, suicide awareness, anti-bullying, recovery, cervical cancer awareness and general women's health)
That's all for now! Thank you so much for reading, and stay tuned for more plenty more!