“My whole life people told me that I couldn’t wear patterns such as stripes or polka dots,” Jewelz said.
“Until I was 23 years old, I hated myself. Through finding inspiration online, and coming to terms with who I am and what I need to do, I knew I needed to start accepting who I was.”
“I knew I was good on the inside but I felt who I was on the inside didn’t make up for what I looked on the outside. I got there and I found self-love. And being confident is the greatest gift that I have been given.”
The 25-year-old now has no qualms about sharing countless semi-nude snaps on her Instagram account which has over 100,000 followers.
“To be a bigger girl and then be thin and then be unhappy it was kind of a wake-up call for me and I realized that being thin isn’t going to make me happy,” she revealed.
Jewelz, however, is not the only person who is happy with her transformation. Her mother Catherine is also delighted by the results of her learning to love herself.
“Jewelz totally changed, it was an overnight thing,” she recalled. “There was this girl that used to walk around with three or four layers of clothing and then all of a sudden one day a couple of layers came off and I started to see skin.”
“She was happy to be alive, she was smiling, she was going out. Then the butterfly emerged that we call Jewelz.”
Jewelz is now hoping to use social media to inspire other people in the same way that it inspired her. That’s why she is captioning all of her photographs with inspirational quotes to promote the power of body positivity.
She captioned the above picture, “What an amazing view this morning, it’s so gorgeous, and I’m not just talking about my ass. #BigAndBlunt#IGot99ProblemsButMyFatAintOne”