So, I ain’t know if y’all noticed but ya girl gotta @instagram verification badge 🥳🤩🤓 I honestly never thought I’d be cool enough or visible enough to get one.
I got that little blue checkmark by my name which means that I am the one and only Leah V in this bitch, that I’m an authentic public figure. That my name and face and body has popped up, searched, and featured many, many times.
I remember when I started being perfectly content with my online foolishness, with sharing my stories and being vulnerable. Folks like you made me feel comfortable enough to continue to share 🥰
My divorce had just been finalized, and I got on Instagram and made a post. It said, “I’m going to be the most realest, the most rawest that I can possibly get and if you don’t like that shit then please unfollow me now.” That still stands.
I am me and being exactly who I am—the messy, the depressed, the queen, the achiever—has gotten me so many opportunities.
So, I dance in a dress with no body shaper that I’d dare never do out of fear of what “other people would say” out of fear of being deemed a “bad Muslim”, out of celebration of my own achievements. Because that’s what I choose to do.
It has not been easy to tell the truth about myself and the road has not been smooth or straight. But it’s the exact road that I was meant to be on.
I thought this song by Bey was fitting to my actual reaction to this news 😂 This is also your time to gas me tf up 💁🏽♀️
Do you find it hard to be vulnerable (on-line or in-person)? Do you feel that people are truthful online or fake mostly? Where’s the balance of being real and being fake online? Let’s chat.
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