I’m on vacation in paradise! And I’ve noticed that the women here in Aruba are so confident about their bodies, no matter what size or shape they are. And it’s a lesson to all of us, especially Black women. We have to start loving our bodies and all of their imperfections. Stop trying to sculpt it and cinch it and suck it all in! Own your body and be okay with it.
No More Excuses is a vlog series by Carol Winston, special assistant to the president and chief executive officer at the Black Women’s Health Imperative. After being diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension late last year, she has declared 2016 the year to get healthy and she’s bringing us along for the journey. She’s sharing her story in hopes it encourages others to get rid of all their excuses and live their best life. Share your stories or cheer Carol on at firstname.lastname@example.org , or on social media using #NoMoreExcuses16. And be sure to follow her on Twitter @nmebwhi.