The following video first appeared on Fox LA’s website and we loved this empowering and courageous story so much that we had to share it with you.
Amani Terrell says she’s tired of Hollywood’s obsession with perfection. To show her frustration, she’s decided to do something drastic. While in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard, Terrell stripped down to a bikini! This was her way of showing other women that it’s perfectly fine to be large and have good self esteem.
Amani weighs 260 pounds and although she knows she needs to lose weight, she refuses to down herself because of her size.
Ms. Terrell was quoted saying the following:
“You can not seek validation from other people. This world is very cruel. You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.””
We encourage all of you to “Thrive In Your Curves” and Amani is doing just that. You really need to accept and love yourself at the current size you are while working towards whatever your goals are; be it a smaller size or just a healthier lifestyle.
According to Fox LA, most people had a positive reaction…some, not so much. One guy yelled that he lost his appetite. Another sarcastically called her “Precious”. Amani’s response, “That was very unkind but that’s cool because I love myself.”
We salute you Amani! You can follow Amani on Twitter @FATINLOSANGELES.