“You cannot seek validation from other people,” she said. “This world is very cruel. You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”
Those are the words of 21-year-old Amani Terrell, a 260 lbs woman who put on her bikini on Tuesday and walked the street of Hollywood Blvd. Her message? “Love the skin you’re in.”
Speaking about LA women, Terrell said, “that’s all you see are thin women. I came up with this idea because I live in Hollywood and there’s this mass hysteria of perfection in this town. There’s a misconception that big women have low self-esteem. I don’t have low self-esteem.”
Of course there were some who took offense to Terrell’s display, but their disapproval had no effect. “I still love myself regardless” she said.