Along with coming out as a non-binary genderqueer, Sam Smith has also publicly struggled with body image issues. So to continue exploring body image and positivity, the British singer recently posted a handful of shirtless selfies, some of them a tad risqué.
In one Instagram post (below), Smith wrote, “Feeling bloated and gross after my flight so thought I’d post a mirror selfie of my sexy bloated boobies coz we are friends. Finally.”
In an interview last month, Smith revealed that they’d undergone liposuction at age 12 to reduce their breasts which had become enlarged due to large amounts of estrogen in their body.
Smith also recently posted a series of shots showing off their bod and a video in which they dance in a calve-length socks and a pair of Calvin Klein briefs.
UMA DIVA! Sam Smith postou esse vídeo ouvindo "Sorry Not Sorry" no Instagram Story. ? pic.twitter.com/IVeS2uLZw4
— Sam Smith Brasil (@samsmithbrasil) April 2, 2019
Sam Smith can get it.
In the aforementioned interview, Smith said that recognizing their own gender-fluidity helped resolve some of their body image issues.
People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn. There was one moment in my life when I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full makeup every day at school—eyelashes, leggings, with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for two and a half years. I got teased a lot for it, but there were also people respecting me for walking around like that in school.
I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind. I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I’ve questioned, “Do I want a sex change?” and it’s something I still think about, like: “Do I want to?” But I don’t think it is. When I saw the words ‘non-binary’ and ‘genderqueer’ and I read into it, and I heard this people speaking, I was like “F*ck, that’s me.”
Here are some other body positive shots of Smith.
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In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down. Yesterday I decided to fight the fuck back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally. Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things. Thank you for helping me celebrate my body AS IT IS @ryanpfluger I have never felt safer than I did with you. I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror but this shoot and this day was a step in the right fucking direction ????