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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allthebeautifulthings9828:

IZ Adaptive model Joanne, at the end of the runway Friday night at Dare to Wear Love for the Stephen Lewis Foundation gala.
Can we freakin taLK ABOUT THIS THOUGH?! Girl, werk.

allthebeautifulthings9828:

IZ Adaptive model Joanne, at the end of the runway Friday night at Dare to Wear Love for the Stephen Lewis Foundation gala.

Can we freakin taLK ABOUT THIS THOUGH?! Girl, werk.

*TRIGGER WARNING, EATINGDISORDERS*
One year ago I suffered from anorexia (Picture: left). Before my anorexia, I had a really good and healthy body image. When my ED started, I slowly isolated myself from my life. The number on my scale “defined” me and decided if it’s a good day or not. Nobody knew about my struggle. After 6 months, I looked at my body. I was shocked. That was the first time where I regretted to start all this weight loss. I cried because it looked so unhealthy. So I started to try a Recovery by myself. I never told anybody about my problems and my ED. I relapsed so many times. I often had Binge Attacks, and it got worse. I binged everyday. So my “Recovery” slowly turned into a Binge Eating Disorder. It might sound absurd. Now I struggle with BED for 6 months. The picture on the right shows me now. To look at this picture makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable. Since my “Recovery” I gained 13 kg. That’s ok. Because you know what, I am HEALTHY! I still struggle with bad-body-image-days, where I don’t really like my body. But I try to love my body as it is. Because every body is beautiful, with all it’s flaws! I have stretch marks and battle scars. Now I realize I am so blessed to be given this beautiful strong body. Start a positive body revolution! You should love yourself, because every body is a wonder! You all deserve happiness.
Thanks for helping me find the freedom to love my body as it is. I will be forever grateful.  
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

*TRIGGER WARNING, EATINGDISORDERS*

One year ago I suffered from anorexia (Picture: left). Before my anorexia, I had a really good and healthy body image. When my ED started, I slowly isolated myself from my life. The number on my scale “defined” me and decided if it’s a good day or not. Nobody knew about my struggle. After 6 months, I looked at my body. I was shocked. That was the first time where I regretted to start all this weight loss. I cried because it looked so unhealthy. So I started to try a Recovery by myself. I never told anybody about my problems and my ED. I relapsed so many times. I often had Binge Attacks, and it got worse. I binged everyday. So my “Recovery” slowly turned into a Binge Eating Disorder. It might sound absurd. Now I struggle with BED for 6 months. The picture on the right shows me now. To look at this picture makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable. Since my “Recovery” I gained 13 kg. That’s ok. Because you know what, I am HEALTHY! I still struggle with bad-body-image-days, where I don’t really like my body. But I try to love my body as it is. Because every body is beautiful, with all it’s flaws! I have stretch marks and battle scars. Now I realize I am so blessed to be given this beautiful strong body. Start a positive body revolution! You should love yourself, because every body is a wonder! You all deserve happiness.

Thanks for helping me find the freedom to love my body as it is. I will be forever grateful.  

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

annieelainey:

Fully admit to my #NoPantsFriday trial and error selfie photo shoot for #LoveBox and no shame, had a great time!

Been feeling really crappy about my body lately, being triggered by some doctor visits and health issues, but selfie photo shoots can be such a help!

LoveBox is an online radio show rated for mature audiences with weekly special guests and discussions about love, sex, relationships, and more! Join the conversation! Follow @loveboxmia on instagram and twitter! 

wearetherebirth:

wearetherebirth:

Hey babies! In honor of Summer officially beginning, I’m offering 20% off the items in My Shop from now until next Friday, the 27th. Just enter the coupon code SUMMER14 upon checkout! And as always, thank you so much to all of you who have supported me by purchasing items, signal boosting and promoting for me, and being so encouraging and kind. You’ve helped me so much, and I’m eternally grateful. Feel free to reblog and signal boost this little post to get the word out for anyone interested!

LAST DAY FOR MY SHOP SALE IS TODAY! And if you ever see something you might want tweaked or custom made, feel free to contact me to see if it’s doable!

annieelainey:

Happy #NoPantsFriday! Go follow @loveboxmia on twitter and instagram!!!!
Tune in every tuesday at 8pm EST on http://klangbox.fm! Bookmark it, like us on FB, follow our mixcloud and never miss an episode! Do it!
LoveBox is an online radio show rated for mature audiences with weekly special guests and discussions about love, sex, relationships, and more! Join the conversation! 

annieelainey:

Happy #NoPantsFriday! Go follow @loveboxmia on twitter and instagram!!!!

Tune in every tuesday at 8pm EST on http://klangbox.fm! Bookmark it, like us on FB, follow our mixcloud and never miss an episode! Do it!

LoveBox is an online radio show rated for mature audiences with weekly special guests and discussions about love, sex, relationships, and more! Join the conversation! 

I’ve been following this blog since I first joined Tumblr, and tonight I decided it was time to submit. I’ve struggled with weight issues and body image problems for as long as I can remember. I have always felt like the fat friend in the group, and to me, that was a bad thing. I felt like I couldn’t get past how I looked, and it affected my mental health for years.
I went to college, and I knew it was time for a change. Fat does not equal bad. I am so much more than the way I look. I decided to try to accept my body as one more piece of my whole being that grows and changes every day. For the first time, I went to the beach in a bikini. I still have insecurities – I haven’t had time to fully accept my stretch marks, my tummy, my arms – but every day I work to love them, to love every part of me. Maybe I’m not ideal, but I think I rock this swimsuit, and I felt great, and I think that’s what matters most. I’m working every day to be me, unprecedented, incredible, unapologetically me, and this is a huge step in the right direction. 
conclusivelyelusive.tumblr.com
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

I’ve been following this blog since I first joined Tumblr, and tonight I decided it was time to submit. I’ve struggled with weight issues and body image problems for as long as I can remember. I have always felt like the fat friend in the group, and to me, that was a bad thing. I felt like I couldn’t get past how I looked, and it affected my mental health for years.

I went to college, and I knew it was time for a change. Fat does not equal bad. I am so much more than the way I look. I decided to try to accept my body as one more piece of my whole being that grows and changes every day. For the first time, I went to the beach in a bikini. I still have insecurities – I haven’t had time to fully accept my stretch marks, my tummy, my arms – but every day I work to love them, to love every part of me. Maybe I’m not ideal, but I think I rock this swimsuit, and I felt great, and I think that’s what matters most. I’m working every day to be me, unprecedented, incredible, unapologetically me, and this is a huge step in the right direction. 

conclusivelyelusive.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

randomlancila:

Reposting this from @nerdgirl4life. Let’s talk about how these are real comments about these models. This right here is why I can’t stress WOMEN HELPING WOMEN. Because no matter what we look like, someone is going to have something negative to say about it. Support your sisters, and by that I mean support your sisters no matter their size. Especially your trans sisters, your sisters of color, your sisters with disabilities, your poor sisters, ALL of them. The most genius thing the patriarchy has ever done has been to pit us women against each other. We need to stand TOGETHER against fascist, classist, misogynistic beauty standards. We’re so distracted by hating our own bodies we forget about the issues that we need to fix: racism, sexism, transphobia, xenophobia, classism, anti choice rhetoric and slut shaming (and that’s not nearly a full list.) STAND TOGETHER, everyone.

randomlancila:

Reposting this from @nerdgirl4life. Let’s talk about how these are real comments about these models. This right here is why I can’t stress WOMEN HELPING WOMEN. Because no matter what we look like, someone is going to have something negative to say about it. Support your sisters, and by that I mean support your sisters no matter their size. Especially your trans sisters, your sisters of color, your sisters with disabilities, your poor sisters, ALL of them. The most genius thing the patriarchy has ever done has been to pit us women against each other. We need to stand TOGETHER against fascist, classist, misogynistic beauty standards. We’re so distracted by hating our own bodies we forget about the issues that we need to fix: racism, sexism, transphobia, xenophobia, classism, anti choice rhetoric and slut shaming (and that’s not nearly a full list.) STAND TOGETHER, everyone.

arizona-is-hot:

hey here is another weekly body positivity post!!

i am a pretty, happy girl! the bottom picture is my belly after having a delicious lunch pasta. is it a little bloated?? of course!! but it’s still my belly and i still love it to pieces. the most important thing to remember is that i am healthy and that eating until im full should NOT make me feel guilty. 

my mom has struggled with eating disorders since she was 15 and she recently had to have a minor operation because of the damage that purging did to her throat. i PROMISE myself that i am never going to purge myself ever again and that if i feel bad about eating something, im just going to work out or eat lighter (NOT starve myself) for the rest of the day!!

my body is my safe place. it is the place where i want to be comfortable, happy, and safe. if i continue to practice fitness and end up losing weight, cool! if i end up gaining weight, thats cool too. im going to be comfortable in my body and i will not punish myself for something as simple as feeling full.