Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tati Green from Work Song by Danielle Allen Guest Post

Every body is different because everybody is different. Different is sexy. Different is unique. Different is beautiful. Don’t let fashion magazines, haters or body shamers tell you otherwise. –Tati Green

We all come in different shapes and sizes.

Some of us are tall and some of us are short.

Some of us are fat and some of us are skinny.

Some of us have curves and some of us don’t.

Some of us have light skin and some of us have dark skin.

Some of us have long hair and some of us have short hair.

But all of us are beautiful. We are all beautiful.

Looking at the cover of fashion magazines, you would be led to believe that there was only one type of beauty. The media continues to perpetuate those images as the ideal. And every time we look in the mirror and tell ourselves that we aren’t good enough, we are feeding into that.

So no more!

Your body is beautiful because it is YOUR body. No one should have the power to make you feel badly about the way you look. Don’t get me wrong—there are some assholes out there that love to tear others down and it may hurt your feelings. But THEIR feelings about your body shouldn’t change YOUR feelings about your body.

If there is something about your body that you want to change, then you should change it. If there is something about your body that you can’t change, then you should stop worrying about it.

If you look different than the next person, GOOD!

Different is unique. Different is beautiful. Different is what makes you stand out in a crowd. Different is what makes you exactly who you are. So dare to be different by daring to be you.

Wrap yourself in the clothing that best reflects your personality and just enjoy the skin you’re in. The beautiful thing about being beautiful is that there is no one way to do it.

When society tries to put you in a box, knock the walls down. –Tati Green

“You have a pretty face” is such a back-handed compliment. It’s like telling me that my face is beautiful, but the rest of me is not. 
Despite what society says, my curves are hot.

My love life, on the other hand, is not.

My mom says I’ll never find love because of my weight.

My sister says I’ll never find love because of my personality.

My almost-fiancé says I’ll never find love because I’m incapable of loving anyone.

My mom and sister are full of it, but my ex kind of has a point.

At twenty-seven years old, I’ve never been in love. I date a lot, yet sparks never fly. But when I experienced the heart-pounding, skin tingling feeling for the first time, I didn’t think it would be caused by a guy I’ve never met. And I damn sure didn't think he would end up holding my future in his hands in more ways than one.

Danielle Allen is a lover of football, fashion, film and fiction. Married to the yin to her yang, Danielle spends most of her time with her husband, family and friends. From karaoke nights to vacationing and everything in between, she enjoys making the most out of the life in which she’s been blessed. Danielle spends her days teaching and event planning and her nights writing.

Danielle Allen is the author of the Back to Life Series (Back to Life, Back to Reality, Back to December*), Love Discovered in New York, Autumn & Summer, the Heartache Series (Heartache, Heartfelt, Heartless*) and Work Song.

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