All we can say is 'wow'
It might not be the best day for a message about natural bodies and love of self to be heard, given the roar of Nicki Minaj’s internet-breaking and highly stylized Paper photos, but Angela Simmons still proudly posted her photos to Instagram with a caption focused on self-love.
Simmons clearly listened to King Kendrick when he asked to see something natural. Given what she’s working with, it’s easy to see why she would want to show it off.
The naturally curvy Simmons explained that she had trouble accepting that her body could be beautiful given the airbrushed images of less voluptuous women she encountered. She’s coming through her insecurities and figured out how to love her own body even after having a child.
Simmons stressed that she does her best to live a healthy lifestyle, but accepts that she’ll never reach someone else’s idea of perfection. Even so, plenty of people in her comments are here to tell her that she’s hit the nail on the head as far as they are concerned.
“Just Beautiful!!” wrote one fan. “Glad you accept what you have. I wish all Women did instead of competing with each other. We all beautiful no matter what size.”
While Angela kept it all the way positive, there were plenty of fans willing to go there on Simmons behalf.
“When yo body sh*tting on these females that got surgery,” wrote one follower.
It certainly helps that Simmons eye-popping photo comes from a beach in Saint Lucia. What’s that bit about living well being the best revenge? We seem to remember a certain queen saying “Let them eat cake,” but we doubt this is the kind she had in mind.
Check out Simmons’ body-positive message below:
100 percent natural . I speak on this because embracing my curves growing up has always been a challenge for me. I struggled with insecurities as a little girl . Not understanding that curvy can still be beautiful . I know in this day and age people strive for perfection . Making their bodies perfect . I personally have learned to live the healthiest lifestyle that I can. And even after bearing a child I now embrace myself even more. I now know my strength. I am a woman ! I am strong! And I embrace every imperfection I own! I am constantly going to work on loving me!!! And I encourage you all to do the same. Although it may not be easy at times …. I still encourage you to truly love yourself !
She followed the post with more affirming messages and life-giving shots of herself.
“I suppose once you start truly loving yourself you won’t put up with no crap!!!!” she wrote on one post. “Love yourself first and let everything else follow !!! Feed your mind , spirit/soul and body !!!”
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Take a look (or three) at Angela’s awesome beach body and positive message up top.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Angela’s pictures? Are you glad Simmons is spreading the word about natural bodies and self-love? Would you post unfiltered shots of yourself at the beach? Are you booking a flight to Saint Lucia as we speak? Share your thoughts with us in the comments (try to keep it classy) and be sure to SHARE this article.