Jessamyne and I by Gary M
I’m so glad I tumbled onto this amazing blog full of amazing, beautiful, inspiring women!
I’m an actress and (recently) a petite plus size model, standing just under 5’5” tall. After years of resistance and struggling to “get my body back” — a 34-25-38, 123 lb frame that was nearly impossible to maintain (because I’m much more fond of fine dining than I am of stinky gyms) — I’m finally coming to respect and embrace my “new” 36-28-43, 148 lb body. I’ve stopped counting calories, and focusing more on what’s inside me than outside — I rediscovered a quick and creative mind and a full and beating heart that were almost buried beneath my body-obsession. I’m writing again! I’m painting again! And I feel sexier than ever in my own skin. Now I remember that my net weight is not my net worth, and I’m more than just a body — and the more I love my inside, the more I love my outside. I have a working body, and I know how to work it! This is my body today, and I’m happy and proud.
Jessamyn Rose in “Gunner Girl” by Kelly X
Taken almost 2 years ago in NY
Cheers to my buddy Brian Lynch!