Amazing Interview With the Inspirational "Beautifully Sized" Blogger Kiara Diaz
"Confidence is Key" are words that the beautiful Kiara Diaz shouts out to her readers. From her motivational posts to her creative way of expressing self love, Kiara is creating a change in the world. She encourages strength to women of all shapes and sizes. The very reason why Skysocean could not resist an interview with this amazing human being. Kiara writes about being beautiful inside and out and accepting who you are. Something I believe should be taught not only at home, but should also be taught in a class in all schools across America.
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Please tell us what your blog is about?
My blog is a self love blog. I speak about my past experiences, and on the challenges I experienced growing up, having to teach myself what beauty is and how important it is to embrace your uniqueness.
What has changed for you in the past five years? What motivates you?
A lot has changed me, heartbreak, then weight loss, to then finding myself and learning how to love myself in a body I was not accustomed to.
I often think about the times where I would be alone wishing I knew someone who was similar to me and can relate to the difficulties of being plus size and a teen. I never found it, and that is what motivates me. Knowing that I can help someone gain their confidence simply by speaking about my experiences, motivates me to keep going. I may not touch everyone but I’m okay with inspiring at least one person with my experiences and growth.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from everything and everyone I am surrounded by and by many of the events that have accrued in my life.
What have been some of the challenges you have face in blogging?
One of the biggest challenges has been mostly gaining followers and readers. Even though, I feel as a beginner I do receive a decent amount of feed back. However, sometimes it gets discouraging. That’s when I think back to the root of it all and remember the reasons why I blog. It instantly makes me feel better and motivates me to keep going.
What is beauty to you?
Beauty to me is not exterior of a person, it is the interior. In my eyes, a persons personality, and their actions will always outweigh their looks.
What advice can you give younger girls about beauty?
Beauty does not define you as a person and there’s so many shapes and forms of beauty. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
What has been one of the best experiences you have had with your blog?
I once received an email from a plus size teenage girl in highschool. In the email she was asking me for advice on how she should dress, and where should she go shopping to dress better because she was insecure about her size. Before I could even proceed to tell her about stores I used to shop in, I had to advise her on “self love” and how important it was for her not to care about what others had to say about her appearance and to only care about what she thought about herself. Reading her email instantly broke my heart, because I knew exactly the feeling she was experiencing. However, I was content that I was the person she chose to express those feelings to.
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Are you working on any new projects that we should look forward to seeing?
Right now, I am more focused on bringing out the artistic side of myself. So, I am currently doing more photo shoots and finding different ways to express my art. I will go back to blogging as soon as I have the time to do it, because it is my first love!
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