Love for the world begins with self-love: activist Chessie King told how she learned to admire herselfBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/love-for-the-world-begins-with-self-love-activist-chessie-king-told-how-she-learned-to-admire-herself
Famous blogger and activist Chessie King is a breath of fresh air among filtered content and photoshopped photos. The 26-year-old girl has been running an Instagram page for three years. In the first selfie, the British woman showed herself without embellishment: with an imperfect belly that fell out of her unbuttoned pants. Such honesty immediately attracted attention, and soon more than 600,000 users subscribed to Chessie's account. Find out how the blogger learned to accept her body and love herself from our material.Chessie King collaborates with fashion brands The Style and SportFX, and in 2019 she was recognized as one of the most influential public activists who support the idea of self-confidence in her body.
Previously, Chessie did not consider social networks to be something important, but soon they became a platform for her from which she can convey her thoughts to other people. A resident of East Sussex has won the hearts of thousands of women by regularly posting photos and videos showing her cellulite and folds on her stomach. She convinces subscribers that there is nothing shameful in this.
The girl remembers that she always stood out from her peers because of her height. At the age of 11, she grew to 1.82 m and led an active lifestyle: she rode, danced and swam. At that time, Chessie felt comfortable in her body.
When the girl turned 16, the situation changed dramatically. The British woman tried herself in the fashion field, but was constantly rejected by agencies and at auditions. Her positive attitude towards herself has suffered a lot. Chessie went on a grueling diet and worked out in the gym until she broke a sweat.
The blonde was 18 years old when she came to the next casting. There she met a girl who deliberately poisoned herself before the contest in order to lose weight. When Chessie heard about it, she took her by the hand and led her out. Since then, the Briton no longer went to the selection of models, but entered the acting school in Clapham.
Previously, the girl, like everyone else, published only the best edited photos on social networks, but indignation was growing inside her. In 2016, she decided to stop playing to the public and uploaded a selfie in which she stands with her pants unbuttoned with her stomach falling out. It took a lot of courage for her to do this, but in this way Chessie began the path of self-love.
Relief came after receiving positive feedback from Instagram users. The girls wrote words of gratitude and admiration, and also said that the blogger destroyed the stereotype of ideality imposed by social networks, and gave them the opportunity to feel normal.
Despite the harmful influence of social networks, Chessie believes that it is not necessary to completely remove them from life. Now they have become a phenomenon that creates a new society and makes it possible to unite people and convey the right ideas to them.
Some critics say that Chessie is too slim to be an activist for promoting love for her own body. But the girl believes that the parameters and appearance have nothing to do with self-admiration. Her story helps other people to gain faith in themselves, and this is the main thing. The girl defends herself from the attacks of trolls by ignoring, blocking or deleting them.
Chessie wants to live a long and happy life. Therefore, she takes care of her health. The blogger admits that sometimes she hears a voice of dissatisfaction with herself in her head, but immediately discards these thoughts and thanks fate for breathing and rejoicing every day. To love yourself means to love the world and feel yourself an integral part of it.
American Allison Kimmy (Allison Kimmey) believes that a positive transformation of the body does not always consist in weight loss. Being thin does not mean being happy. She, like Chessie King, maintains an Instagram page where she shows positive changes in her figure with the gained kilograms.