I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I decided to try and meet you on Wednesday.
It’s so different following someone of Instagram compared to actually standing in front of them.
I was so worried I wouldn’t know what to say.
Was I going to look like a complete idiot struck dumb in awe?
I really was nervous walking toward Yours and actually changed my mind a few times about going.
You see you broke the mould for me.
You changed my opinions on models and how they should look.
You challenged all the lies and negativity that has been living in my mind for so many years.
I have been on a journey of self discovery over the last few years
Thanks to the amazing plus size blogging community I was finally seeing that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
But I don’t really think i believed it until i came across your Instagram photos and learned about your work.
Simply you rock.
You have challenged so many people’s perceptions and ideas.
You have proven that beauty standards are never to be defined but to be discovered woman by woman.
I was so excited to say hello and to just get the opportunity to say thank you.
So there i was walking towards Yours actually sick to my stomach.
Thankfully the beautiful Hannah recognised me and her hug calmed my nerves.
She also told me you were so nice and so down to earth, so after a quick catch up with Hannah and pals i waited in the queue.
I could just write the word GUSH here right now as lets be honest I so did.
You were so sweet, told me i was cute which i promise you made my day, my year.
You also told my sweet hubby that he was handsome and that you liked his beard, I think you made his birthday right there and then.
Thank you for posing for photos and taking selfies for me.
Thank you for my hug.
But mostly thank you for being one of the ladies I can inspire to.
For giving me the opportunity to look in the mirror and like who I am.