This is a place of encouragement, a place to discuss body image, insecurities, self-esteem, and everything under the umbrella of fighting self-hate and finding self-love.

No matter what you look like, what color, what gender, sexual orientation, what size or however many "flaws", healthy, not healthy, working on it, abled, disabled, we are all human, we all deserve to be happy, we all deserve to love ourselves. With this blog you will see all kinds of REAL bodies, REAL people, REAL stories.

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aspajamas:

“Sometimes I’m in the mood to appear feminine with dresses and florals, sometimes I like a lot of color, sometimes I want buttons up to my neck and a bow tie, sometimes I’m in all black… Wear the things that make you happy, don’t think about what you look like or how people perceive you, or if it’s proper, just that you think it’s fun and you feel good in it!” -Annie Elainey (1, 2)

aspajamas:

Sometimes I’m in the mood to appear feminine with dresses and florals, sometimes I like a lot of color, sometimes I want buttons up to my neck and a bow tie, sometimes I’m in all black… Wear the things that make you happy, don’t think about what you look like or how people perceive you, or if it’s proper, just that you think it’s fun and you feel good in it!” -Annie Elainey (1, 2)

faunfatale:

Self-love takes practice sometimes, but the happiness it brings is instantaneous.

Click here to support Help me not get evicted? by Amber Sarah

You guys, this fundraiser is for Amber, my best friend in the world and fellow shyb moderator. This woman helped save my life almost three years ago, and does more for the body positivity community than anyone I’ve ever known.
We’ve raised money here before, and I now you’ll agree that she is an incredible woman, in devastating and scary circumstances, who deserves every bit of our support!
-Stacy

mqandmrs:

Alicia’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  Alicia is showing you four important signs in ASL:  ”I Love You,” “Queer,” “Bisexual,” and “Transgender.” 

When you’re talking about someone’s identity, make sure to only use words they’re OK with. 

If anyone has suggestions to improve these pages, they are very much welcome. 

Mq. & Mrs. is a queer/trans coloring book in progress that only uses real people as models.  New pages are published every Sunday at noon. Interested in modeling for a page? See our site for more info.  

omgcurvesandcurls:

Georgia is the definition of Global Warming. Yesterday it was in the 40s-50s with rain and today the sun was shining with blue skies! I decided the nice weather meant I could unleash my fro! :)

Shirt: Target

Jeans: Forever 21+

Shoes: Nicole

Purse: TJ Maxx

Hair: The good Lord and my momma

(Source: girlonthegowithafro)

talk-to-trees:

mirrorwoman:

annieelainey:

TOP 5 SHYB Frequently Asked Questions:

4) How do I overcome my fear of being seen/fear of visibility?

Here are some activities that in my experience have helped! 

Growing up incredibly shy, I was always afraid that people would see me and be offended by the fact that I looked different from everyone else. I was afraid that they would see me and think that I was ugly. After recovering from anorexia during my freshman year of high school, I realized that I should not only learn to accept myself for who I am and how I was made but also LOVE myself for my individuality. Once you are able to love yourself and take pride in who you are, other people will begin to love and respect you as well. 

this girl extremely wise and beautiful and has a lovely voice. great video :)))

yagazieemezi:

"As someone who identifies himself as an African man, I try to show that pride in my work.  I also try show the importance of freedom.  That another person’s perception or fear of your Blackness should in no way be limiting you from being who you feel in your heart you are.  

You can dress how you’d like, or undress how you’d like.  Your good times should be celebrated and your down times should be embraced.  I want my work to be an example for the developing youth.  So that they too can see representation of themselves that isn’t one-dimensional.

I feel blessed to have the mentality that I am an African artist.  I see the world differently.  And this mentality is rooted in having the desire to know where I come from.  Let’s give Black kids that same desire.”

- Dexter R. Jones for Afrobougee.com
IG: sirdexrjones

(Source: sirdexrjones)

mo0gs:

"every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top" 

I LOVE THIS SONG. I would add more girls but it’s pretty late ;~; .

WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL.