"Forget what other people have to say and appreciate your body for what it is."
SundayGirl of the week, Jessica Judah shows us that confidence comes in all sizes!
Sunday: Hi Judah! thanks for being with us today! Let's start with, what’s your beautiful ethnicity?
Judah: I am Black & Puerto Rican :)
Sunday: What’s your age?
Sunday: What is one major way you’ve struggled to appreciate or love your body?
Judah: One of the ways I struggled was with not being ok with the way my body was. It took me a long time to appreciate my hips, I felt like I had two big balls attached to me. Growing up I did every exercise I could to try and get rid of them but nothing worked.
Sunday: Why do you think women develop negative relationships with their bodies?
Judah: I think society plays a big role in how women feel about their bodies. We are constantly being told what a perfect body should look like, all according to whatever media feels like marketing as the ideal beauty at that time.
Sunday: What are a couple ways you’ve found to overcome negativity in relation to your body?
Judah: I realized that I could never change my shape and that there is nothing wrong with me. I Stopped caring what others had to say. Who’s to say what a perfect body should look like.
"All of us have unique bodies, that’s what makes us beautiful and different from each other."
Sunday: What’s one thing you wish would change in the world to help present and future generations of women feel more beautiful in their own skin?
Judah: Teaching self love, stop glorifying others, because of the body they have. It's ok to be yourself. To keep seeing all kinds of shapes and sizes being marketed in the media which I feel has been happening in the past few years now.
Sunday: What do you love most about your body, and why?
Judah: I love my curves, I feel like you can really see how strong I am by the structure of my body especially my legs I love how big my legs are.
Sunday: How was it shooting with Karlo with no makeup?
Judah: Great I really loved it
Sunday: Do you typically wear makeup? If so why?
Judah: Not really, only if Im going on a night out. Sometimes I like being a little extra!...I think make up can enhance your features.
Sunday: How do you keep yourself healthy?
Judah: Having a weekly routine for workouts and making sure I watch what eat.
Sunday: What physical activities make you feel better?
Judah: Gym, Zumba, Yoga.
Sunday: What do you typically eat to stay healthy?
Judah: A lot of veggies and protein.
Sunday: What words of inspiration can you give to a girl struggling to love her body?
Judah: Forget what other people have to say and appreciate your body for what it is. It’s unique, it’s beautiful, and it sets you apart from everyone else. It’s what makes you standout.
Sunday: Why is it important to feel sexy?
Judah: To me feeling sexy gives you confidence and makes you a bit more daring to go after different things.
Sunday: Some people feel taking pictures in underwear is wrong, how does it make you feel when you take photos in a bra and underwear?
Judah: It makes me feel like I’m encouraging and empowering others to love their bodies.
Sunday: How has SMV impacted you?
Judah: It’s nice to see other women sharing their stories and how they feel about their bodies.
"We all struggle in some way when it comes to body image. It’s nice to know I’m not alone."
Thank you Judah! Until next time 💕
To see more of Judah follow her at @judah.c