This is my first post.
Today is the 4th of July and I’m spending it with my family in my back yard bare-faced and bare-armed for the first time in years. This is my favorite tank top that I have NEVER worn in front of people without something covering my arms because I’m insecure about them. But today, I’m challenging myself and my mother: I’m challenging myself to accept the body I have and to not be ashamed to hide it. And I’m challenging my mother because she wouldn’t dream of being seen in this top without being covered up and I know for a fact she will say something along the lines of “why don’t you wear a sweater over that? Aren’t you embarrassed of your arms? I would be!” I am showing her that while she may be ashamed of her body and has taught me to hate MY body, I refuse to. NO ONE has the right to throw their body insecurities on you. WE ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE HIDDEN! (Besides, it’s hot.)
More about my journey to health at meinfatkampf.tumblr.com!