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  • Writer's pictureAshley Turner

National Plus Size Appreciation Day

Yesterday was National Plus Size Appreciation Day and I had no idea that such a day existed! How amazing is it that we are now in a place that instead of constantly telling people that they need to alter themselves in order to be accepted we are celebrating them. We still have a long way to go and I don't expect things to change overnight but I am hopelessly optimistic. As of this moment, I feel like Michael Jackson when he says, "I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clearer. If you want to make the world a better place take a look at yourself, and then make a change."

How can I expect people to be kind to me if I'm not kind to myself? Why is it that at times we are nicer and show more love to other people than we do to our selves? Yes, I strive to be a better person everyday which includes my physical/fitness goals but the body that I am in right now has done some pretty amazing things and has carried me through a lot of awesome experiences. I don't want another moment overshadowed because I am not the size that society, someone else, or I have told myself that I should be in order to be truly happy. I have joy in my heart because I am a dope person periodt! It took me a while to get here but the point is I'm here. I may still have my moments but I will fight like hell to remember my worth because I deserve it and I hope you know you are too!

With love,


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