I have a big butt. It’s not enormous or disproportionate, but it’s definitely there.
Okay. Maybe it is enormous. But whatever.
I remember realizing that my butt and my thighs were large when I was…hmm…around the age of 12. My family had taken a road trip to Ohio, and when we got the photos from the trip developed, I came across one of my sisters and I. They’re seven and nine years younger than me, so I already looked gargantuan next to them. But then, oh, my word, my legs.
I was sitting down on a bench in these adorable purple shorts and all I could focus on was my thighs. They looked huge. I recently came across this photo once again. Looking at it now, my thighs don’t look that big at all. Nevertheless, that was the end of my short wearing days. I vowed to myself to never wear shorts again, and from that day forth, I only wore pants, and in the summertime, capri pants.
Shopping for pants was always a bit of a struggle for me, as they would be my size, but I would have to buy them a size bigger because of my big butt and thighs. I often had to shop in the women’s section for pants instead of the juniors section because I had a women’s lower half. It was more of an annoyance than any self-esteem thing.
And then. I went to college. Now, my fashion sense at the beginning of my college career was less than stellar. It consisted of hand-me down jeans, boxy, awkward shirts, and platform goth boots (I’m happy to say that I think I have a better idea of fashion now). However, even with my scary wardrobe hiding my body, I still got comments about my hips, thighs, and butt from friends and others. “You have childbearing hips” was the statement that sent me overboard. I started to doubt how I looked. I no longer saw myself as attractive and cute. I felt like a whale.
But then, eventually, I realized. This is my body. There is not much I can do to change it, especially that area, because those are strictly my Italian genes. God made me this way! He made my butt!
I am not stick skinny. I definitely do not have a bikini body. But I have a nice ass! And that’s something some girls wish they could have.