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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Irgendwie wird mein Look immer “sportlicher”. Jeans + T-Shirt geht halt immer. Heute war mal wieder ein guter Tag - das sind die Tage, an denen man auf Menschen trifft, momentan immer. Auch wenn Abstand und/oder Masken dazwischen sind. ♥️ #plussize #plussizeoutfit #plussizeblogger #luziehtan #celebratemysize #honormycurves #effyourbodystandards

[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Irgendwie wird...

Bored in the house and I’m in the house bored. #quarantineselfies

Bored in the house and...

Here’s a special weekend kiss for you. 🤍

Here’s a special weekend kiss...

Ich bin ja ein absolutes Papakind. Und trotzdem gibt’s von uns zusammen irgendwie kein schönes Foto. Dafür diesen legendären Faceswap. Ich finde, mein Papa geht super als Asterix durch. 😂 Auf jeden Fall: schönen Vatertag, lieber Papi! Ohne dich wäre ich aufgeschmissen. Einen besseren Helden hätte man mir nicht geben können! ♥️

Ich bin ja ein absolutes...

[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Batman und Robin oder Spucki und Lu? Wer ist das bessere Duo? 🤓 #plussize #plussizeoutfit #plussizeblogger #luziehtan #celebratemysize #honormycurves #effyourbodystandards

[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Batman und...

#mybodyisnotyourquarantinenightmare - ich hab‘ mir viele Gedanken dazu gemacht, ob und wie ich so ein Foto posten möchte. Schließlich bin ich die Erste, die immer wieder sagt, dass dieses ganze Nacktheitsding, vor allem bei den Plus-Size-Bloggern, irgendwie Überhand genommen hat und in den sozialen Medien gefühlt nur noch das klassische „Sex sells“-Prinzip für Likes und Klicks und Reaktionen sorgt (dass die meisten davon von ekligen Typen Ü40 kommen, lassen wir dabei mal bei Seite). Trotzdem sage ich auch immer wieder, dass es wichtig ist, auch stinknormale, unbearbeitete Körper in den Medien zu sehen. Nicht zuletzt, damit sich das Bild irgendwann auf Dauer in unseren Köpfen festsetzt, dass auch dicke Körper etwas Normales sind - nicht ein Grund, sich zu schämen. Es geht dabei nicht darum, ein „ungesundes Körperbild“ zu glorifizieren oder zu sagen, dass Dicksein toll ist. Und immer wieder frage ich mich, was die Kritiker denn glauben - dass jemand kommt und sagt „Hey, so fett will ich jetzt auch werden!“? Nein, dafür sorgt unser Schönheitsideal nämlich an jeder Ecke. Und so ist auch jetzt gerade, in Zeiten von Corona, Quarantäne und Selbstisolation - so scheint es zumindest - das größte Problem der Leute, dass sie ja zunehmen und fett werden könnten. Als gäbe es auf der Welt grad kein größeres Problem als Gewicht zuzulegen. Es werden unzählige Memes gepostet, Vorher-Nachher-Corona-Albträume, Witze darüber, wie man sich jetzt vollfuttert,... Ja, dicker werden ist kein Ziel, nichts, wonach man strebt. Aber wenn ich Bilder sehe, auf denen dünne Menschen neben dicken Menschen zu sehen sind und sich darüber lustig gemacht wird, dann ist das weder unterhaltsam, noch irgendwie cool. Es ist verletzend. Für all diejenigen, die auf der „so werde ich nach Corona aussehen“-Seite abgebildet sind. Mein Körper ist kein Quarantäne-Albtraum. Genauso wenig wie er ein Ideal ist. Mein Körper ist mein Körper und ich bin dankbar für ihn. Er mag seine gesellschaftlichen Defizite haben und ab und zu nervt mich der Anblick auch, so wie jeden von uns, aber ich bin dankbar, einen gesunden und funktionierenden Körper zu haben, der mich durch diese Zeit trägt und (mich) nicht aufgibt. ♥️

#mybodyisnotyourquarantinenightmare - ich hab‘ mir...

Happiness has a face. It‘s not Spucki‘s. 😂 (But isn’t he the cutest in the last photo? 🥰)

Happiness has a face. It‘s...

Felt like taking a #carfie today while sitting there for about 20 minutes just to see something else than my apartment.

Felt like taking a #carfie...

Also: HAPPY MEOWMY‘S DAY! ♥️

Also: HAPPY MEOWMY‘S DAY! ♥️

Feliz dia das mães. Tenho muita sorte que alguém aí escolheu você pra mim. Nasci e cresci com muito amor e agradeço por tudo que você fez e ainda faz pra mim. Mamãezinha significa amor eterno. ♥️

Feliz dia das mães. Tenho...

#BeachBodyNotSorry

• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2017 •

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As usual, I want to do a short recap after my #BeachBodyNotSorry project and share a few more thoughts about the looks with you. I know that this year’s project wasn’t that “beachy” at all because of the photos I had to take in our garden. I only managed to do one shoot in Hamburg at the Elbe and even this one isn’t at the beach. I’m a little sad about this because, of course, beachwear looks best at the beach. But sometimes, we have to change our plans. And wearing your bikini and swimsuit at home is no shame at all. :) At least I got the chance to spend some time in the sun during a super hot and beautiful summer here in the south of Germany.

As every year, it’s extremely important to me to show you that beach wear is for everyone. You don’t need to hide and you don’t need to wrap yourself in tons of fabric so nobody will notice that you’re not skinny. I’m pretty sure that you all want to have fun in the summer and that nobody wants to sweat in long-sleeved clothes instead of jumping into the water. I also want you to see a body that’s not photoshopped or somehow “perfect”. I have some major cellulite around my thighs, I have stretch marks around my belly and hips (which you can’t see this time because of the high-waisted pants or swimsuits), I have a hanging belly, I’m super white,… The world is still missing enough unretouched photos and “natural” bodies.

P.S.: You can find two exclusive pictures (one of a not shown look on the blog) on Instagram, so don’t forget to check my account – @luziehtan! ;)

• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2016 •

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It’s already pretty cold outside but I still want to quickly talk about this year’s #BeachBodyNotSorry project and have a look at the beach outfits I wore this season. I kind of felt that plus-sized beach bodies were more present than ever in 2016. Of course there were a few very important moments like → Ashley Graham on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” or the most recent → “All Woman Project” launched by Clementine Desseaux and Charli Howard (featuring some amazing beach wear by Phylyda – I hope I can work with this brand next year!). But we also had bloggers showing their beach bodies everywhere and it makes me proud to say that I’m a part of this – again.

Unfortunately, this time I couldn’t show as many looks as → last year – on the one hand, there simply was a lack of new beach wear (I just didn’t want to wear everything again, but neither did I want to spend loads of money on new stuff – cause our summer in Germany isn’t long enough to hoard uncountable masses of bikinis and swimsuits), on the other hand, I missed almost 90% of our summer because I was very sick. Even beginning to shoot before the start of the official beach season wasn’t that helpful, so I only managed to do five looks (plus two “covered” beach styles, meaning: one with a kaftan and another one wearing transparent stuff over my bikini).

So let’s recap my #BeachBodyNotSorry looks of 2016…

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Summer’s over and so is my → #BeachBodyNotSorry special that I have been doing this season. It’s been a lot of fun to share my beach looks with you and it definitely was a matter close to my heart to encourage you all to just don’t give a s*** and head over to the next beach or pool and wear whatever you want, whether it’s a bikini or a swimsuit or you still prefer to cover up a little more with a beach dress or towel. Everything’s okay as long as you feel great. And you should never – I repeat: NEVER – make this dependent on others. Because YOU decide how you feel, how you look, who you want to be – not strangers. Not even your friends or your family. Your body – your rules. And I want to add: your life – your rules.

Coming back to the topic of today’s blog post: in this little recap, I want to show all of my beach looks again and add a few pictures I took on “real” beaches in Brazil during my vacation (a post about it is already in the making, so stay tuned!). And to let you know: it was great. Nobody looked at me in a bad way (at least I didn’t catch anybody watching) and even if – I didn’t care. Because I went to the beach to have fun and I definitely did. I had a great time at several beaches, crowded ones, remote ones, with my family or with complete strangers. Nobody treated me badly because of my body, nobody even mentioned it. All I got was compliments on my beautiful beach wear, on the new bikini I bought in Rio, on what I brought to show off at the famous and not-so-famous beaches. Nobody called me fat or ugly, I never felt like a stranded whale and nobody gave me the feeling that this is not where I’m supposed to be. Because in the heat, that’s where everybody is allowed to be – refreshing oneself in the sea, sunbathing on the beach and maybe even sharing an ice-cold beer with friends.

I really hope that I could at least change one person’s mind and help her to be able to go to the beach without being afraid of being insulted, be it by looks, laughter or words. You’re better than someone else’s small-minded brain that’s not capable of accepting diversity. And you should never listen to these people.

Never forget: everyBODY is beautiful, even if it’s not your own personal taste how someone looks – it’s not up to you to define beauty for the world and it’s not up to you to judge others. And you should never ever feel sorry about your (beach) body.