For anyone who’s ever struggled to stay positive, there’s now a catchy song to remind you how to self-love.
Khrystyana, a self-described body-positive activist and model, posed for a photo shoot to show off her rolls painted with the saying, “They see me rollin’ they lovin,’” adding her own positive twist to the Chamillionaire song everyone knows and loves from 2005.
She even wrote a whole new verse, turning a song about police brutality into one about self-image. Chamillionaire is probably cringing somewhere, but her lyrics are pretty catchy: “Tryin to catch me ridin’ Purdy.”
“Rolls are so high Fashion! you know it,” she captioned another photo from the shoot.
’I’ve had a roller coaster relationship with my rolls,” Khrystyana tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “My belly was the very last part of my body that I had to learn to love again. Because even in the plus-size fashion industry, a perfectly curvy hourglass-shaped model with a leaner stomach is usually preferred. It took me a while to start liking my rolls because the industry opinion shaped my own negative opinion of myself until the day I️ said, ‘Screw it! Dear Tummy, you are here whether people like you or not! We’re in this together and we’re gonna make it work! Who said a belly isn’t cool and sexy? Nope, not us, not any more!!!’”
“When I shoot with a photographer I always make sure to ask them, ‘Don’t Photoshop my ‘pride and joy,’ please,’” she says. Combined, her roll-loving photo shoot has over 4,000 likes and plenty of encouraging comments on Instagram.
Khrystyana is known for her body-positive photo shoots and words of encouragement. Earlier this year, she stripped down for a catwalk in Times Square, to affirm that “everything is OKAY within this body that carries cellulite, rolls, stretch marks, lines.”
As one commenter wrote to Khrystyana, “Your posts are forever empowering I can assure you that your ongoing encouragement to embrace who and what and how we are does an absolute world of good for myself and so so many others.” So keep on rollin’.
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