One of the comments that really got me was from my friend and mentor Brock, someone I consider to be one of the hottest people I know.
"...pardon my bias but i love your jiggle and your chubb. that said, i love the collective you MUCH more and i want to support your "weight loss"..."It got me thinking about what exactly the title of this blog means to me. Since I moved up to the Bay Area 3 years ago (!) I have had the honor to meet and have conversations with some of the most incredibly hot and fierce, beautiful folks of size that are so up on body love at all sizes. From the performers strutting their stuff in Flabulous!, to fierce bloggers such as Bevin at The Queer Fat Femme Guide to Life, to finally finding fashion blogs that show curvy and confident women. These folks have genuinely stoked the flames of self-love when it comes to me loving my body right here and now in this moment.
So I wanted to emphasize that for me, hot does not equal thin. Thin does not equal hot. True, I have weight loss goals, but it's so much more than weight loss that is going to have me feeling that je ne sais quoi.... hotness.
Bgettinghot looks like feeling healthy, strong and safe in my body. And that feeling is not attached to a number on the scale or a size on the rack, that's just part of it. So thank you friends for being a part of this journey and reading along. The self-love fire is aburnin'.