Betsy wants you to know that no matter your body type, you CAN rock that crop top you always wanted to wear.
Don’t listen to anyone who says you CAN’T. Society is the problem, not you.
Hi friends 👋 I hope this post finds you well. As many have you seen, I’ve been inactive while I was struggling with my own health issues. I had to make some visits with my OB/GYN and my primary care doctor in taking the next necessary steps for my overall health. Not to mention, taking care of my son who had an allergic reaction that resulted in an ER visit. He’s doing much better. He’s a fighter, just like his mama 🐮
In a nutshell, July has proven to be a hot mess for medical stuff. Doesn’t help that it’s currently under Mercury Retrograde 🤷♀️ In any case, this month was a moment of reflection and self care. I’m pretty sure the words “self-care” gets thrown a lot around, but it’s worth repeating. When I’m feeling that sense of guilt if I’m doing the right thing in taking care of myself, these are my affirmations that I love to say out loud:
Self care is not selfish.
Your body and mind needs self care.
Your own health comes first.
You can’t run on an empty tank without treating yourself first.
Don’t expect to help others if you can’t help yourself.
My biggest reward in self care is actually wearing a crop top. And yes, I’m a plus size woman with a large belly, thunder thighs, a very large butt and a double chin.
When I drew Betsy, I envisioned her being confident, care free and being a total badass in rocking her crop top (it reads Udderly Fabulous, in case you’re wondering). I remember feeling scared and vulnerable when I wore my crop top with my yoga pants at home. But once I saw myself and noticed how cute it looked, I felt great.
I’m always inspired and happy to see plus size bloggers, activists, artists, influencers and models embracing their size without fail. And I love how they’re not afraid to shut down haters who make an attempt to police their bodies.
Don’t be afraid to wear what you want. Your fashion, your choices. You don’t need to be thin to rock a certain outfit. Embrace your body to its fullest extent.
By the way, I absolutely adore Lizzo. Fellow Taurus woman and she slays every way possible 🥰
Rock your body this summer and all seasons. You are doing amazing and you deserve to flaunt yourself every way possible 👏