As I’ve gotten older, making new year resolutions have stopped being a priority for me. This year though I’ve decided to make one resolution …to continue to love myself. As a dark skin, plus size woman, it can be at times incredibly hard to feel comfortable with myself. Hell being a woman these days can be challenging to your self-esteem. We are constantly being told we’re too old, too fat, too skinny or too wrinkly to exist in society. So for the coming year I resolve to continue to love myself and feel comfortable in my skin despite these toxic messages. I realize I can’t please everybody so I’ll just focus on being good to Georgette and celebrating that. That’s why Beyond Classically Beautiful message of self-love appeals to me. This movement was started by Abi Ishola after a New York Times article called Viola Davis (who I LOVE!) “less classically beautiful” than lighter skin counterparts. This insult caused Abi to create Beyond Classically Beautiful to celebrate the beauty of blackness that is often deemed ugly in our society (as evidenced by the disgraceful personal attacks on our First Lady Michelle Obama). The aim of this movement is to empower black women to love themselves and banish beauty stereotypes that hurt all of us. It’s a movement I firmly believe in and I hope you’ll join in 2017 by following Beyond Classically Beautiful on Instagram. Also if you sign up for the mailing list this week, you will be automatically entered to win one of four “Beyond Classically Beautiful” tee shirts for you to rock in the upcoming year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Jacket: ASOS Curve (old, similar here)
Shirt: c/o Beyond Classically Beautiful (here)
Skirt: c/o Lane Bryant x Glamour (sold out, similar here)
Stockings: Lane Bryant (here)
Shoes: BCBGirls (old, similar here)