This week's #SkinImInSunday features Coco Salako, Co-Founder and CEO of popular luxury virgin hair company Sutra by CC and the Creator of beauty and wellness hub Coco Salako Beauty. The beauty enthusiast opens up about her struggles with body image and weight-related insecurities and how she works each day to overcome them. Read her story below:
My journey to self love is still ongoing, but boy have I come a long way. 2015 was the year I started feeling like I was in the wrong body because for the first time in my life, I weighed over 68kg. My relationship with food is one that i’ve struggled with for a very long time. I either over eat or don’t eat at all for long periods of time, which has caused my weight to fluctuate. I started practicing being more disciplined in all aspects of my life at the end of Summer ’19 and it began to reflect positively on my self esteem.
I’m so glad I can finally sit down with myself and say I love most of me, including the imperfections. My relationship with food is better now. Being consistent with working out and having self care days has helped me feel more comfortable in my body. I also practice healing by reading out manifestations to myself every morning after I pray. I’ve come to the point in my life where I have forgiven myself of my past habits. I love my cellulite, stretch marks & thick thighs because it tells a story, my story. I have no desire to be thin, I just want to be the healthiest and happiest I can be.