Body Positivity!

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amanda-breathes:

small boobs are valid.  hairy armpits are valid.  flat butts are valid.  chubby tummies are valid.  imperfect teeth are valid.  scars and stretch marks and freckles are valid.  your body is valid.  all bodies are inherently valid.

(Source: ir0n-goddess)

positiveolive:

Okay. This is an athlete. His job is literally to be healthy, and use his body to excercise, he is likely in peak physical health. 

After this issue of ESPN came out, he was harassed and body shamed, called “fat”.

So when I hear the bullshit excuse that people who body shame are “worried about health”. Obviously even an athlete is subject to this hate. 

There are no excuses, body shape does not equal health, and bullying people over their size is wrong, fucking period.

positiveolive:

Okay. This is an athlete. His job is literally to be healthy, and use his body to excercise, he is likely in peak physical health.

After this issue of ESPN came out, he was harassed and body shamed, called “fat”.

So when I hear the bullshit excuse that people who body shame are “worried about health”. Obviously even an athlete is subject to this hate.

There are no excuses, body shape does not equal health, and bullying people over their size is wrong, fucking period.

Reminder: You are under no obligation to look pretty.

fandomsandfeminism:

Not when you are laying around the house, not when you go to the grocery store, not when you sit in a classroom, not when you go to the gym. You are never obligated to get dressed up just so you are pretty for others.

Pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman. 

therainssmallhands:

turntechstridercest:

jean-huh-kirschnickerdoodle:

doctorrivaille:

rapunzelie:

sb5ive:

rapunzelie:

new undies: cute stretchmarks: also cute

No no no and NO stretch marks are never cute!! wtf too lazy to go get some cocoa butter and use it daily? We all have stretch marks but we can get rid of it.. People should take care of themselves and if cocoa butter didnt work for you make an appointment for a laser stretch mark removal dont be a lazy ass

hey quick question: what’s your fuckin damage

all stretch marks are beautiful no exceptions 

stretch marks are perfectly fine and natural and beautiful, free lightning bolt tattoos yo
cocoa butter is a preventative that does not always work, and smells and stains clothes and oh yeah, since a lot of people get stretch marks just from growing NOT from weight, theyd have to slather their whole body and no one really wants to do that or smell like that so strongly.
laser treatment? really? you want people to pay $1000+/appt (usually takes a few treatments) to get rid of something perfectly natural because you’ve named yourself standard of the fucking world and think we all live to please you? most people dont have that money and if they do thats not what they want to spend it on.
also fuck you.

I usually don’t reblog ladies in undies, but for real. Don’t fuckin’ knock people over stretchmarks, or anything on their bodies for that matter. I’ve been underweight all my life and have them from growing. They happen. The just do. 

FREE LIGHTNING TATTOOS

therainssmallhands:

turntechstridercest:

jean-huh-kirschnickerdoodle:

doctorrivaille:

rapunzelie:

sb5ive:

rapunzelie:

new undies: cute
stretchmarks: also cute

No no no and NO stretch marks are never cute!! wtf too lazy to go get some cocoa butter and use it daily? We all have stretch marks but we can get rid of it.. People should take care of themselves and if cocoa butter didnt work for you make an appointment for a laser stretch mark removal dont be a lazy ass

hey quick question: what’s your fuckin damage

all stretch marks are beautiful no exceptions 

  1. stretch marks are perfectly fine and natural and beautiful, free lightning bolt tattoos yo
  2. cocoa butter is a preventative that does not always work, and smells and stains clothes and oh yeah, since a lot of people get stretch marks just from growing NOT from weight, theyd have to slather their whole body and no one really wants to do that or smell like that so strongly.
  3. laser treatment? really? you want people to pay $1000+/appt (usually takes a few treatments) to get rid of something perfectly natural because you’ve named yourself standard of the fucking world and think we all live to please you? most people dont have that money and if they do thats not what they want to spend it on.
  4. also fuck you.

I usually don’t reblog ladies in undies, but for real. Don’t fuckin’ knock people over stretchmarks, or anything on their bodies for that matter. I’ve been underweight all my life and have them from growing. They happen. The just do. 

FREE LIGHTNING TATTOOS

It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.

- Warsan Shire (via size10plz)

(Source: bridgemcgidge)

Jul 9
traaashhhhkat:

some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F

traaashhhhkat:

some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F

Jul 5

asieybarbie:

ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.

Jul 1

Stand naked in front of a mirror for a long time, under unflattering light if possible. Trace the rises and falls of the little ripples on your skin — the scars, the dimples, the cellulite — and think about how much you try to hide these things in your day-to-day. Wonder why you hate them so much, and if this hate stems from somewhere within yourself, or as a result of being told all your life that it’s wrong to have physical flaws. Wonder what you would think of your body if you never looked at a magazine, if you never thought about celebrities and models, if you never had to wonder where someone would rate you on a scale of 10. Look at yourself until the initial recoil softens, and you can consider your features in a more forgiving frame of mind.

Listen to the music which makes you want to both sob and dance with uninhibited joy, and allow yourself to repeat any song you want as many times as your heart desires. Think of the person you are when you have your favorite song in your headphones and are walking down a street you feel you own completely, swaying your hips and smiling for no good reason — remember how many things you love about yourself during those moments, how much you are willing to forgive in yourself, how confident you are for no good reason. Try to think of confidence as a gift you give yourself when you need it, instead of something you have to siphon from every unreliable source in your life. Dance because the music makes you remember how much you love yourself, not because it allows you to forget the fact that you don’t.

Write a list of all the things you like about yourself, even if you think it’s a self-indulgent and narcissistic activity. Start as early as you like in your life — put down that time you won a trophy playing little league soccer when you were eight and then got an extra-large shake at the DQ on the way home, and don’t feel silly for remembering it. Try to understand how many sources in your life happiness can come from, how many things you could be proud of if you chose to. Ask yourself why you so tightly limit the things you take pride in, why you set your own hurdles for happiness and fulfillment so much higher than you do with anyone else in your life. Let your list go on for pages and pages if you want it to.

Touch and care for yourself with the attention and the patience that you would someone you loved more than life itself. Rub lotion in small circles on your elbows and hands when it is cold and your skin is dry and cracked. Make soup for yourself when your nose is running and curl up, with your favorite movie, in a pile of expertly-stacked pillows. Light a few candles and let their glow flicker against your body. Admire how gentle they are, how delicately their warmth touches you — wonder why you don’t let yourself do the same. Soak your feet in warm water at the end of a long day, until they have forgiven you for walking on them for so long without so much as a “thank you.” Listen to your body when it aches to be touched, and don’t be afraid to give it every orgasm that you may have been too ashamed to ask for in someone else’s bed.

Be patient with yourself, and don’t worry if a switch doesn’t flip in you which abruptly takes you from “crippling self-doubt” to “uncompromising self-love.” Allow yourself all the trepidation and clumsy, uneven infatuation that you would with a promising stranger. Try only to be kinder, to be softer, and to remember all of the things within you which are worth loving. Listen to the voice in the back of your head which tells you, as much out of sadness as anger, “You are ugly. You are stupid. You are boring.” Give it the fleeting moment of attention it so craves, and then remind it, “Even if that were true, I’d still be worth loving.”

- Chelsea Fagan, How To Fall In Love With Yourself  (via seulray)

(Source: larmoyante)

bigbardafree:

shout out to chubby girls with small chests whose body type is never represented in posts about body positivity

my acne is not your problem 2 solve

arabellesicardi:

arabellesicardi:

i just noticed that i am getting cystic acne on the highest point of my cheekbones they feel like little horn bones like my body is slowly mimicking maleficent. i’m ok with this development and look forward to my demonic rise as her true child 

it’s really interesting that after this post i’ve gotten lots of well meaning people in my inbox with suggestions on cystic acne! i am happy you are sharing these ideas with me but i also have to emphasize i really did mean this post tho. i’m fine with my acne. it’s just another part of my body and i’m not really attached to my body. i’ve talked about my disinterest in acne before.  maybe thats where the suggestions are coming from that people think my disinterest in acne remedies and covering up of acne means i’m ashamed of it? 

it doesn’t. giving me your tips when they are unsolicited about how to “cure” my acne or whatever actually just puts more anxiety on me based on the pressure of what is supposed to make me feel pretty and okay with myself. if anything, my obsession with makeup and beauty comes from a place where i really have no interest in perfecting or curing myself! let’s get that straight. i don’t use beauty to make myself more beautiful for other people. suggestions on how to fix my skin operates on that premise, especially when it comes unsolicited.

 also, let’s put it in the context of my job: it’s quite literally my job to test out every acne regimen on the market. i am a beauty writer. i consult for brands. if it’s homegrown or drugstore or even really expensive and bougie, i have at one point tried it. i know what works for me and if i need help, i’ll ask for it. but my skin “issues” are intrinsically tied to my chronic illness, actually, and i will likely have acne all my life or as long as i will have my illnesses, which looks to be forever. i’ve already looked into it, trust. 

that being said, can we agree to not try to be well meaning about body anxieties? if people want your help, they’ll ask. never assume your advice is wanted or welcomed. suggesting a product to someone for X problem or a cure for Y problem assumes they haven’t tried it before and honestly, they probably have, and they certainly don’t need you to draw attention to it. i used to really, really give a shit about my acne, and yes, it has been a topic of discussion in my field, but at this point i don’t care about it that much and am at peace with it. i’m totally fine with my scars and imperfections. acne is fine. i am totally fine. never assume i don’t feel fine about the things that are supposed to make me feel unfine. you will be the thing that makes me feel unfine, not the thing you are trying to help me with. 

okay, good talk.