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265-Pound Woman Poses In 2-Piece Swimsuit In Hollywood to Promote Self-Love

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Amani Terrell is a 265 pound woman who posed in a two piece swimsuit in Hollywood. www.naturallymoi.com

Amani Terrell

Reported by Barry Burch Jr.

When it comes to understanding how you feel about yourself, though it may not seem like it at times, you are in total control.  Your emotions regarding your outside appearance can be negative or positive depending on your own perception.  One woman in L.A. has taken this fact to heart, and is attempting to show women across the world that it is OK to be proud of your body, even if it is not “perfect.”

According to myfoxla, Amani Terrell of Los Angeles is no longer going to tolerate Hollywood’s obsession with perfection.  The young woman has taken it upon herself to stand directly in the center of Hollywood Boulevard in such a way that it is clear to see that she has no qualms with her “imperfect” shape.

Terrell’s goal is to exude her own self-confidence so that people will see that there is nothing wrong with being comfortable in your own skin.  Despite the opposition that Terrell will no doubt experience with this drastic measure, she has successfully promoted the universal idea that you must love yourself, regardless of what you look like.

Though Terrell weighs 265 pounds, and acknowledges that she does need to lose some weight for health purposes, she says that she refuses to have low self-esteem.  “You cannot seek validation from other people,” she explained.  “This world is very cruel.  You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”

Terrell’s method of explaining her belief involves sporting a bikini in the middle of a busy Hollywood Boulevard.  Women are beautiful at any size, she says.  Most of the reactions have been positive, but of course, we are not all positive.  One person tried to turn Terrell’s initiative into a fiasco by yelling out he had lost his appetite, while another referred to Terrell sarcastically as “Precious.”

Terrell responded eloquently.  “That was very unkind but that’s cool because I love myself.”  Feel free to follow Terrell on Twitter at @FATINLOSANGELES.

Barry is an award-winning writer and political scientist.  His business, “Barry Writes,” provides biographies, speeches, press releases and so forth to individuals and businesses in need of potent and compelling literature.  Reach him @ Facebook.com/barrywrites and Twitter.com/barryburchjr

23 Comments

  1. Barbara

    April 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    She should use her self esteem as a determination to lose weight.

  2. Gerry

    April 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Slob!

    • sharon

      April 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      How dare you call another human being a slob??? this young lady is a beautiful human being, and I say again HUMAN BEING, how would you feel if this was said to your son or daughter, and don’t give the old cliche of my son or daughter would not be looking like that. Look in the mirror and see what is inside you before you start judging someone else.

      • Devon

        April 2, 2014 at 2:14 am

        If the size 26 fits wear it. Bitch go more rings around he neck than Saturn.

        • Devon

          April 2, 2014 at 2:16 am

          If the size 26 fits wear it. B@tch got more rings around her neck than Saturn.

        • redbone

          April 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

          Devon you are stanky black n ugly with low-self-esteem, that’s why you can’t keep your mouth off other people.

          A SHALLOW MONGROID YOU WILL ALWAYS BE…

    • Redbone

      April 2, 2014 at 2:07 am

      @Gerry!!!

      ITS VERY VERY EASY TO SEE YOU HAVE THE MENTALITY AND CHARACTERISTIC OF A SLOB EMBEDDED IN YOUR DNA, YOUR ALSO EXTREMELY IGNORANT AND MOST LIKELY FULL OF SUGAR-BOOTY AND ALL THAT IS BELOW, AND THIS GOES FOR ALL MEN WHO WRITE NEGATIVE COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE CONCERNING ANY BLACK-WOMEN..
      I READ SO MANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS WRITTEN BY BLACK-MEN CONCERNING BLACK-WOMEN IT MAKES ME SICK IN MY SPIRIT. DO ANY OF YOU NEGATIVE FLEAS EVER JUST TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT YOURSELVES IN THE MIRROR???? BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN, YALL ARE SOME FOOLISH, HIDDEOUS / UGLY LOOKING CREATURES WITH BLINDERS ON…. I KNOW WHITE BOYS WHO LOOK BETTER THEN YOU EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK. *THE YOUNG LADY IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND POSITIVE AND SHE’S A VERY STRONG BLACK-WOMEN, IF SHE WAS SMALLER SHE STILL WOULDN’T GIVE YOUR DONKEY THE TIME OF DAY BECAUSE (YOU HAVE NO SELF-WORTH)….

  3. Nathan

    April 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Slob???? what a beautiful black woman with a beautiful smile!!!

  4. Cheryl

    April 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I don’t see any wrong with it, the greatest love of all is loving yourself.

  5. kimberly

    April 1, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    All I can say is YOU GO GIRL!!!!!BE HAPPY BEING YOU!!!!
    THAT IS WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL!

  6. Buckwheat

    April 2, 2014 at 1:11 am

    As the character in the movie “Cotton Club” says to Laurence Fishburn “Ain’t like the lovin’ you get from a big woman”!!!!!!!

  7. Devon

    April 2, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Black women obese as sheit, got diabetes high blood pressure looking like the michelin man and jabba the hut. Talking about they big boned. I guess those big azz bones archeologists be digging up are black womens boines.

    • nell

      April 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Devon
      We don’t know what you look like but we know how ignorant and stupid you are.

      • RealEve

        April 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

        @Nell…

        That Devon is one stupid dirty bytch, she hates sisters 90 going north… Everytime that ratched mouth bytch blog it comes out like dog-shyt stanking to the pitts of h*ll and I’m sure her a$$ draws maggot-flies too / and lay baby-maggots around the clock!!! Jealous Heffa stank!!!!!

        • redbone

          April 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

          @Nell & RealEve… LMBAO!!!!!

          That d@mn Devon is one stupid bytch… Tell that dum bytch again… Ignorant as all get-out / blind bytch for days!!!!

          1 2 3 / Everybody kick the bytch off the page!!!! LOL

  8. Stew913

    April 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

    You go girl, to many people have low self esteem always trying for other to like them but you have to like yourself first. I am with you 100% to many haters out there.

  9. Charlotte McKenzie

    April 2, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Started a 501c3, Urban Adult Learner Institute, for the purpose of developing instructson to address major social issues. As I look at this young beautiful woman I wonder why she chose to address her platform in such a manner that generates negative reactions. Her cause would have been better served with a different strategy. I wonder if there is a relationship between the amount of fat cells in the body and the cognitive processes? Is it the same “thing” that drove this woman to over eat and gain the weight knowing the detrimental impacts physically, emotionally, socially, etc. It can’t possibly feel good carrying this much weight, yet the bad practices continue. Is being over weight a form of a sickness? Does it deserve a study? Is being extremely over weight a drain on our society like crime and drugs? Is it a crime to be excessively heavy? Should it be mandatory for people who are obese to participate in some kind of health program? If you look at the costs associated with certain conditions, It becomes a significant problem. Should society pay for a person’s personal decisions? It drives up the cost of health care. This is a serious problem. I see this young lady’s behavior as an act of desperation.

  10. Weslin1

    April 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Some of us men love a big beautiful woman. I say as long as she got a Beautful personality “it’s all good”!!! I had one woman she turn out to be mean as he’ll!!! So make sure you get what you want!!!

  11. Yepyep

    April 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    @Devon stfu dude she is still beautiful something you’ll never be until you search inside yourself and find it

  12. David B.

    April 2, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    If she’s all about loving herself regardless of what she looks like then she would wear hair in its’ natural state. She’s beautiful and I support what she’s doing, but she could take it to another level if she were natural.

  13. ericaf

    April 3, 2014 at 9:57 am

    It’s great to have a healthy dose of self esteem. Fine to encourage and acknowledge that women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes, but what was the purpose of standing in the middle of a busy street half n@ked to be ridiculed by the public? There is a difference between self esteem and ego. I think ego had her in the streets, she could have used that time better. Ijs….

  14. Daisy

    April 3, 2014 at 10:53 am

    You go girl. If you don’t love yourself no one else will.

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