Why This Blogger Is Embracing Her Bikini Body This Year

A Belfast blogger has spoken out about how gaining weight boosted her confidence and pushed her to pursue a career in modelling.

Danica Marjanović suffered from body dysmorphia as a teenager, when she was a size 10, and has revealed she is happier than ever at a size 16.

The 24-year-old documented her transformation on Instagram and YouTube, building a substantial social media following in the process.

She now describes herself as a “fat activist” after setting out to promote body positivity last year.

While old videos on Marjanović's channel from four years ago championed restrictive weight loss regimes – one clip is titled “HOW I LOST WEIGHT ON A LOW CARB DIET” - today, the young blogger's content is all about embracing her curves.

She has documented her journey to body positivity in a three-part series on her YouTube channel.

 

same mirror same bedroom just 7 years on and a whole lot of shit and experiences learnt from. I can’t tell you how many fake health concerns/bullying/ body shaming comments I get that start with “I am all for self love BUT.. you should be working out to love your body’ would you tell an underweight anorexic patient in the early stages of recovery to start exercising to prove she loves her self NO. just because my body does not conform to society’s standards of an eating disorder recovery body does not mean I am not over coming a serious issue with restricting my food. no one has the right to then use their ill informed ignorant judgment to tell me how I should or shouldn’t be showing love to my body you have NO not even a SLIGHT idea how far I’ve come with my relationship with food and exercise. From months of therapy I’ve been told I essentially recovered my self out or signs of what sounded like undiagnosed anorexia; want to know why I was never diagnosed? Because I always felt not skinny enough to go get help about my issues with food and body image. So save your ‘I know what self love is better than you’ judgments to yourself and have some basic knowledge and respect into the statistics of eating disorders. If anything I’m trying to make a point of the treatment of bodies that are not skinny even in the treatment of eating disorders - this has to change. My page isn’t just showing you how to be confident it’s about showing you how I have faced my biggest fear in life and turned it into something beautiful.

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While she credits her weight gain to saving her life, Marjanović confessed she still gets trolled on social media for her size.

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“Just because my body does not conform to society’s standards of an eating disorder recovery body does not mean I am not over coming a serious issue with restricting my food,” she wrote in a recent Instagram post.

“You have NO not even a SLIGHT idea how far I’ve come with my relationship with food and exercise.

 

so many years wasted chasing happiness in all the wrong places. weight loss will never make you happy if you aren't happy inside first. happiness can not be found in external things like your appearance, job, boyfriend etc it's a choice of your heart and mind. by putting your only source of happiness in those things you give them so much power if they don't go how you plan. you and your partner break up? you can never feel happy again, you gain weight? life is utterly miserable, you don't get that job? your a worthless unsuccessful human. stop putting your worth in the hands of other people and things! choose your own worth! know that whatever happens circumstantial or physical you are still a beautiful being worthy of love and respect. practise this and watch how your life transforms. it's obviously not easy or we would all be doing it. it's scary not leaning on others for our source of happiness but from my experience it's vital to learn to stand alone and not to rely on people or things. yes people can aid us but everything must come from us.

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“My page isn’t just showing you how to be confident it’s about showing you how I have faced my biggest fear in life and turned it into something beautiful.”

Since gaining the weight, Marjanović has set her sights on becoming a plus-size model and has recently entered a competition, she revealed to Barcroft TV.

“For years and years and years I would shame myself so much about how I looked and I’m over it,” she said in a YouTube video on her channel titled “MY BOPO JOURNEY EP.1 | DANCING IN MY PANTS! | #DONTHATETHESHAKE”.

"There is nothing wrong about your body as long as you're happy and healthy, those are the two most important things," she added.

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/body-positive-blogger-size-10-weight-gain-happy-16-size-a8073336.html

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