According to merriam-webster.com transitive verb definition of CURVE is: to have or ‘Take A Turn,’ ‘Change’ or ‘Deviation from a Straight Line’ or Plane Surface without Sharp Breaks or Angularity.’ ‘The Path of a Moving Point’, ‘A Curving Line on the Human Body.’
Woman…’The perception of attractiveness and visual attention to a shapely silhouette should never define a woman’s worth or beauty. Deep within that beautiful skin and tumbling heartbeat is the main powerhouse that signals the only reasons you look at yourself in the mirror everyday… and would only embrace your youthful zeal with grace at any age or stage, beyond any factor, pain, or current situation.
You never know, there could be a-thousand-and-one-things that smiling woman you encounter is going through but would never reveal, either emotional, spiritual or certain medical challenges that have created a blockage of expression within the society, due to the creation of a facade, denial, rejection and trying to keep up appearances.
The term Curvy when mentioned, should never be immediately associated with sexuality or sensuality! Or HER love handles! Or the constant battle to maintain appropriate cadence during my weekly work out! or as I struggle with occasional Thyroid imbalance! Or the after effects of HER pregnancy hormonal shots Or dealing with much needed prescribed medication/Chemo/Infertility treatment/HER new diagnosis! Or having a work-life balance, Or whatever it is that YOU know in your heart, you do WELL, just to keep fit, healthy, re-produce and sometimes is a struggle, while also still tending to life and everyday living as a woman…
No two life journeys are going to be the same, they may be similar but their uniqueness and personal story (your curve, my curve, her curve, their curves) is what makes it special and the Individual paces taken to arrive at our goals and destination defines who we are, based on the sacrifices we are willing to make, and how resilient we are.
When we take a turn, a change or a deviation – as women, ignoring the noises (what and how the world thinks it should be) angularity sets in. Our points of redirection and hope is now individualized and we begin to love our curves in all their voluminous glory, from our health, spirituality and relationship with others.
Join me + Tinuke(Debbie O.) & Debo on instagram @curvy_moms as we begin our journey to living well!
Remember, You owe no one an explanation for being Blessed, Perpetuate Your Existence!
So, where-do-you-want-your-curve-to-lead-you? It’s your choice!
Yours in HOPE,
Platform for: WOMEN (Ages 10-100)
“Don’t tell a woman what she can and cannot do…never miscalculate or underestimate a woman!
You don’t know her, neither do you know the journey her body’s been through…
Keep it real by nurturing her body, mind and soul and embracing the new healthy HER”
…Embracing Curves Memoir by Yinka GL. (cancer survivor)