Monday, February 15, 2016

Curves

Meet Ashley Graham, 28-year-old plus size model chosen as one of three for the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover. From Lincoln, Nebraska, Ashley wears a size 16 and weighs 170 pounds, and as she claims she has "cellulite, fat rolls and things that jiggle." God bless her, and may she continue to represent the average American woman.




20 comments:

Stretch said...

Now THAT'S how to work up a sweat!

J Bogan said...

Gotta love a real woman. Curvas Peligrosas!!

stevierayv said...

I'd hit it

East Of The Pecos said...

Real women have curves, not angles! Nothing turns me off quicker than a woman that looks like a sack full of antlers.

Sedition said...

Ummm...is anyone elses pants fitting a little bit tighter, or is it just me?

Sarthurk said...

NO

Anonymous said...

".....things that jiggle..."....DAMN SKIPPY!!!

vaquero viejo

Anonymous said...

She's gorgeous. Finally, a real woman! :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, there is a line between curvy and fat. This chick has crossed that line. Just my opinion, to each his own.

Miss Lisa said...

An anonymous man would say that....that's ok...she probably wouldn't find you attractive either....shucks!

Anonymous said...

Fat? Hell no! She's Purrrrrrrrrrrrrfect! Built like a woman should be; a brick shithouse and voluptuous as hell.
leaperman

hiswiserangel said...

I have always said love the body God gave you. I've yet to see that many perfect male specimens, but all men seem to be very comfortable in their own skin, regardless of no ass, love handles, pot bellies, sunken chests, chicken legs, and rapidly receding hairlines. I think that's great.

I also see these less than perfect men verbally sneering at women they deem less than perfect. Tearing them down, playing the "Pass or Hit game", reducing to meat a woman they know nothing about.

Are you naturally skinny? Can't gain weight no matter what you eat? God bless you, love your skinny body, be good to yourself.

Are you starving yourself trying to fit a "perfect" image, afraid of your natural curves because some Bozo might call you fat? Stop it, right now.

Are you packing on pounds trying to drown pain, sorrow, fear? Deal with a trauma that's left you feeling scared to be seen? Please stop punishing yourself, find a way to deal with the emotions and be healthy, whatever is right for your body.

Are you naturally large and feeling inadequate? At my healthiest, I was 150 pounds of muscle, butt and boobs. Hearty peasant stock. I wanted nothing more than to be a dancer, but dancers aren't 5'8" and built like a brick shithouse. For years, I exercised to excess and starved myself, keeping to a strict 1000 calorie a day diet. I was 112 pounds and my period was screwed up. I had bone density issues, and my hair was coming out in clumps. When I quit dancing, I felt like a failure and packed on 60 pounds in a year. I was ridiculed, teased and made to feel ugly. I had a choice, hide behind my weight using it to keep people at bay, or find a healthy weight. I was happy at 150, healthy and active. And then I got my first boyfriend, at 20. He constantly hounded me to lose weight, wanted me to get down to 125. Every bite I took in his presence was scrutinized and if he didn't like it, he tried to humiliate me. It worked. I managed to get down to 130 before he dumped me for someone he'd been sleeping with for the last six months of our relationship. I went back to binging and purging, craving food and being ashamed and afraid of gaining weight. This went on for a few years. After marriage and kids, I ballooned. 235 at my heaviest. Depressed, angry, afraid, every negative emotion I had, I ate. It's been a very long road. At almost 50, I'm just starting back on the road to health. I'm realistic. I'm a middle aged mother of two with serious weight issues. I would be thrilled to get down to Ashley's 170 pounds. Yes, it's 20 pounds heavier than my ideal 150 and in the "fat" range for some men, but it's a more attainable goal. And a whole lot healthier than my current 220. So, when you see a woman, don't look at her stick figure and say "Real women have curves," or look at her slightly plump curves and say "Thin is beautiful and you're too fat to be pretty." See a woman, worthy of love and respect, and realize she's fighting wars over her body that you, as men, will never know.

Anonymous said...

This. Thank you for voicing the inner struggle of women so well Angel. And for doing it in a self respecting way. It's a battle daily, and I think you must've been spying on me with what you wrote. Keep up the good fight, you're one of the most amazing women I know.

-CM

Anonymous said...

I bet she makes a Hell of a bacon samich!!I would be all over that
if she would take my 5'-6" 296 pound carrot top, freckle faced self

Anonymous said...

Not much of a substantive comment in the grand scheme of the universe, but I think that is one pretty lady.

Kel

Lisa Lane said...

HWA....your words were spoken for MILLIONS of women out there..myself included....and I thank you...you are so intelligent and eloquent. I fall to your superior Queenliness....but can't wait to see who is gonna scream louder when we are zippin chick! : P

Lisa Lane said...

Ok, NOW I am back to being a bot....lemme tell ya sumpin....if I gotta click pics...I want men...hard bodies....big guns(arms that is) shaved heads or silver locks...bring em hard and I'll click all day with no complaints..your bot I'll be...otherwise, tell them I AM A REAL GIRL!!! I am NOT Peter Pansy~

hiswiserangel said...

Miss Lisa, does "YEEEEEE-HAAAAWWWWWW" count as screaming?
And like I told you, my own blog makes me jump through hoops to prove I'm not a bot, so stop whining.

Anonymous said...

MY GAWD, HWA...YOU are simple amazing! On your righteous soapbox, without being a feminist bitch... simply a REAL WOMAN voicing reality to women (and men) everywhere if they will but listen... my sombero is off to you, Lady Indeed!!!....


vaquero viejo

show me one socialist success in world history said...

I think she's great, too. Real, curvy, healthy and happy. HWA, your comment above was very nicely done, very effective. You are a most eloquent writer. I'm 220# too, and need to lose 20#. Wanna work together? I'm just beginnning to think seriously about starting.

By the way, your description of the average man above is me, to a T. I need to modify my diet for diabetes management, though, not looks. I'm 59 and my looks aren't going up!