Curvy influencer from Florida shares her journey to self-love and acceptance.

MsBirgith

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Self-love is the most important love we can have. You are unique; you have a beautiful personality and body - You need to start loving yourself now.

The first step is to give yourself a beautiful compliment that you love your body. Your body deserves love. Love is the most powerful energy, and you need to start loving yourself today.

Well, it is easier to say than do, especially when you have grown up with negative comments or someone ( family member) has made fun of your body.

Here is something to keep in mind, a confident, happy person would never say anything negative towards others. And this means they most probably had their own issues and insecurities.

You deserve love & happiness; Takiyah from Florida shares her journey to self-love and how she inspires others today to love themselves.

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But what to do when you feel no love towards yourself or your body ...

Takiyah Pittman from Orlando, Florida, knows exactly how it feels. From a very early on, she lacked confidence and was criticized by her friends and family.

Takiyah says: "At a young age, I lacked so much confidence within myself. People in my family and out of my family told me how I wasn't small enough to fit into bikinis. How I wasn't a small person, and I wouldn't get to places just because of my weight.

I was so depressed and unhappy with myself that I even thought about hurting myself at such a young age. But then, the only thing that would make me happy was watching "America's Next Top Model" and "Project Runway! "

I started to realize that I may not be the "it girl," but I knew that fashion is my thing. I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the fashion industry. I knew that I wanted to bring body positivity and confidence into the world of plus size. "

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Starting a Job, changed my life and confidence.

As I grew up, I began working regular jobs within my industry. Taking myself out of my comfort zone and made a start somewhere. I worked at a small boutique, and I started to gain a lot more confidence.

I was being told compliments every day about my look and how I dressed the customers. The more I heard that I started to recite them and say that every day about myself. Every day my confidence and how I thought about myself changed.

I was a step closer to being a confident woman. I was learning a lot about my worth and learning not to care about what others say. The confidence I gained made me realize I know myself more than anything.

That no one could tell me anything about myself because I know myself. I soon had the idea to create my Instagram page, "Takiyah Denise," which is now my brand name, showing off my different styles and dress. I was getting hits like crazy on my page. I liked the views and being able to inspire someone to dress like me.

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Instagram changed my life & body image, and now I can inspire others.

My Instagram became my safe space. I was creating videos and photos to help women gain confidence. To show them that no matter the size, you can rock anything. That what the world considers the "right" body image is not the same anymore.

I wish now, looking back, that at a young age I would have known this. But, now I have the chance to tell other young women to keep going.

That may seem hard right now, but don't worry because it will get easier. That confidence will just exude out of you, and no one can tell you otherwise about how you feel about yourself.

You will have times where you fall, but pick yourself back up and keep going with motivation and faith. Keep believing you are worth the world. Keep giving yourself affirmations because that is what will keep you going.

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Wear what makes you happy and makes you feel good.

Wear that crop top, wear that bikini, wear that two-piece outfit, and that fitted dress without shapewear.

Feel beautiful and feel confident in your own skin. Own that new outfit you are about to wear.

Live your lives to the fullest and stop worrying about what others say. The only opinion that matters is your own. The insecurities you might have about yourself, take those and throw them out the window because all that matters is that you live with a smile.

That you are doing the best of your abilities, don't hold yourself back because you think you aren't worth the world. Don't hold yourself back because you think you might get a horrible reaction. The point of self-love is to bring yourself out of your comfort zone.

You never know what response you might get. But at least you got the best reaction of them all, and that is you put yourself out there. You did something to build your confidence and change the way you think.

You did something that will change your life for the better. Don't create limitations for yourself because you only live once.

Why not be the best version of yourself? Go out there be an inspiration! Be a representative for someone who is struggling to find that open door of being themselves.

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Your struggle is your strength; start with the positive compliments. You are your own best friend, and you need to love yourself first.

Surround yourself with people that inspire you to be happy, confident, and who is loving.

Discover Takiyah's Instagram and Tiktok to discover more about her & start loving yourself.

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I am a Social Media Marketer, Photographer, and Believe in the Right attitude and mindset. Ten years ago, I started my Marketing and Blogging Journey. Back then, I had no idea that ten years later, It will be my full-time work and business. Now I help other entrepreneurs, business owners, and startups make RIGHT marketing decisions. To do well with your business, you need first a RIGHT MINDSET, then work ethic, a business & MARKETING launch. Whatever comes next is a bonus, but everything starts from the mindset. In my stories, you will find helpful information on starting a business and taking care of your mind and health—my advice and mistakes I have made—also, all the updates from Social Media Marketing, branding, and how to stand out.

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