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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tamorapierce:

It has to be something we create and purchase for.  Art by women, design by women, architecture by women, books by women, comics by women, magazines by women, and writing and art that does not support bad old stereotypes.  And not just women of your own color.  Trans women, LBQ women, WoallCs.  Experiment.  Venture.  Try.

Don’t trash talk other women; talk them up.  Support women who have been victimized.  Don’t be part of the problem.  Disagree, yes, but with respect.  If other women behave badly, walk away.

/rant

(Source: waltzingwithfire)

phoebewahl:

Last night I made these drawings in my sketchbook for a zine I’m making called WARPED. 

It was fun making looser/weirder stuff than I usually do.

©Phoebe Wahl 2014

(Source: phoebewahl.com)

chubby-bunnies:

I am transgender (mtf), size 12 from Rhode Island and I am 24 years old. I have always loved being a thicker curvy girl. Love yourself!

chubby-bunnies:

I am transgender (mtf), size 12 from Rhode Island and I am 24 years old. I have always loved being a thicker curvy girl. Love yourself!

chelseaisworkinonit:

A few years ago I had a major shopping spree problem. I bought tons of expensive shit, half of which I didn’t even wear. This piece is one I was too afraid to wear.
No shape wear in this photo. DATS ALL MEEEE BABY. I found this dress in one of my garbage bags and was like damn why didn’t I wear this?!? I feel SO cute in it.
Don’t stop, get it get it.

chelseaisworkinonit:

A few years ago I had a major shopping spree problem. I bought tons of expensive shit, half of which I didn’t even wear. This piece is one I was too afraid to wear.

No shape wear in this photo. DATS ALL MEEEE BABY. I found this dress in one of my garbage bags and was like damn why didn’t I wear this?!? I feel SO cute in it.

Don’t stop, get it get it.

Trigger warning; self-hate, low self-esteem
After many years of trying to hide my body and wishing I could change it, I’ve come to realize that I deserve respect and self-love no matter what I look like. I still have insecurities, but I’m working towards not being ashamed of my body because of my “imperfections”. I’m in therapy to help work on my low self-esteem, and on days when I obsess over my flaws I cover up my mirrors to help myself remember that there’s more to me than my body. I do yoga to help me feel strong and beautiful. I still have trouble areas with my stomach, thighs, upper arms, back, breasts, skin, and weight, but I’m working to not let them define me. I am trying to choose to love myself, no matter how hard.
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Trigger warning; self-hate, low self-esteem

After many years of trying to hide my body and wishing I could change it, I’ve come to realize that I deserve respect and self-love no matter what I look like. I still have insecurities, but I’m working towards not being ashamed of my body because of my “imperfections”. I’m in therapy to help work on my low self-esteem, and on days when I obsess over my flaws I cover up my mirrors to help myself remember that there’s more to me than my body. I do yoga to help me feel strong and beautiful. I still have trouble areas with my stomach, thighs, upper arms, back, breasts, skin, and weight, but I’m working to not let them define me. I am trying to choose to love myself, no matter how hard.

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Hey guys. This is me. Im the girl on the right in the military picture. My name is Laura and at the age of 16 I passed officer selection to go into the Royal Air Force. The only problem being that I am classed as Obese on the BMI scale meaning they have attempted to kick me out numerous times. Im now 19, 5 foot 11 and you know what, this message is from me to say, I’m happy
I weight 90kg.Yeah thats a lot. I know thats not the greatest.But i have ran a Half MarathonI have ran a 10 mile endurance race with 12kg on my back in full military gear.I am fit. Yeah I’m big. But I’m fit. I work hard to make sure that I can pass fitness tests and that I keep my fitness up because I enjoy doing it, as well as proving people wrong.
For years I have had people laugh at me. When I’ve entered cross country contests and had girls look at me and laugh. When I said that I wanted to go into the military when we had our careers talk and people laughed when they said it involves good fitness. 
However, I have finally hit the point where I am happy. I don’t care that my BMI is over. I am happy. I don’t care what people will say because I know I can now prove them wrong. Yes my butt still needs a size 18 (UK) jeans to fit it in but who cares? 
Yes losing a little more would be amazing. But i am loved for who I am. I have never had a friend that cared say I was too fat for them. My boyfriend from day one has said he will support me with what I want to do with my weight but that he loves me how I am now and that I only ever need to change for me. 
So this is a post to say, I’ve done it. Im happy. I don’t care. I run three to six miles a day. I passed all the military standards for the last 3 years.
So for everyone that has made a joke, a snide comment, or for anyone that still thinks I’m a fat ass. I don’t care :) the people who love me love me for me are the ones that matter. That’s the end of it. Yeah I still want to lose a bit, but I’m doing it the healthy way. No rush, little by little. 

My blog is: youvejustgottakeepsmiling
youvejustgottakeepsmiling.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Hey guys. This is me. Im the girl on the right in the military picture. My name is Laura and at the age of 16 I passed officer selection to go into the Royal Air Force. The only problem being that I am classed as Obese on the BMI scale meaning they have attempted to kick me out numerous times. Im now 19, 5 foot 11 and you know what, this message is from me to say, I’m happy

I weight 90kg.
Yeah thats a lot. I know thats not the greatest.
But i have ran a Half Marathon
I have ran a 10 mile endurance race with 12kg on my back in full military gear.
I am fit. Yeah I’m big. But I’m fit. I work hard to make sure that I can pass fitness tests and that I keep my fitness up because I enjoy doing it, as well as proving people wrong.

For years I have had people laugh at me. When I’ve entered cross country contests and had girls look at me and laugh. When I said that I wanted to go into the military when we had our careers talk and people laughed when they said it involves good fitness. 

However, I have finally hit the point where I am happy. I don’t care that my BMI is over. I am happy. I don’t care what people will say because I know I can now prove them wrong. Yes my butt still needs a size 18 (UK) jeans to fit it in but who cares? 

Yes losing a little more would be amazing. But i am loved for who I am. I have never had a friend that cared say I was too fat for them. My boyfriend from day one has said he will support me with what I want to do with my weight but that he loves me how I am now and that I only ever need to change for me. 

So this is a post to say, I’ve done it. Im happy. I don’t care. I run three to six miles a day. I passed all the military standards for the last 3 years.

So for everyone that has made a joke, a snide comment, or for anyone that still thinks I’m a fat ass. I don’t care :) the people who love me love me for me are the ones that matter. That’s the end of it. Yeah I still want to lose a bit, but I’m doing it the healthy way. No rush, little by little. 

My blog is: youvejustgottakeepsmiling

youvejustgottakeepsmiling.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

katiescarlettspeaks:

I get a lot of crap for the amount of selfies I post (it’s not gonna stop fyi), but this is one of the reasons I do it for myself. Look at the top pictures- try to tell me that person was happy. I remember the moments these were taken in and I will always remember these as references for why university wasn’t right for me, why recovery is so important and why learning to take yourself and love yourself and find where you’re going is so important. I know how I want my life to go and people trying to pigeon hole my passions, or remain ignorant to my needs as a person isn’t going to help me get there.

katiescarlettspeaks:

I get a lot of crap for the amount of selfies I post (it’s not gonna stop fyi), but this is one of the reasons I do it for myself. Look at the top pictures- try to tell me that person was happy. I remember the moments these were taken in and I will always remember these as references for why university wasn’t right for me, why recovery is so important and why learning to take yourself and love yourself and find where you’re going is so important. I know how I want my life to go and people trying to pigeon hole my passions, or remain ignorant to my needs as a person isn’t going to help me get there.