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Hi! My name is Ashton. I chose this picture because my boyfriend says it is his favourite. I didn’t find it particularly attractive when I sent it but he loves it and shows it to everyone. I have struggled with body image since I was 9 years old. I was heavier than the other girls, my parents tried to help me lose weight but all it did was make me think something was wrong with me. “You will be so pretty when you are thin.” I heard this a lot, still do sometimes. While it wasn’t meant negatively I grew up to think that since I was heavy I couldn’t be pretty. At nearly 22 years old I still struggle putting the cruel names and taunts out of my head from when I was in school. But I’m with a wonderful man who thinks I am beautiful. He thinks I’m sexy even though I am a size 20 to his size small. He loves me, much to my surprise. He makes me happy and lets me be me. I have acquired a group of friends who have actually defended me and my body to others telling them that I am beautiful exactly how I am. One of them has adopted me as his sister and has often pulled me aside to tell me that I am beautiful need to see that. So many of my friends devote time telling me they think I am beautiful. I spend as much time assuring them of the same things. We all do our best to lift up each other and promote good body images. I am learning to love myself as I try to become healthier, NOT SKINNY (skinny is wonderful for some just not my goal), Healthy. I am loved and accepted at my largest and so I need to love and accept myself as well. I want to be healthy. If that means I’m a size 16 for my whole life well then great. If I become a size 6 well alright then. I refuse, and never have, let myself be stopped because of my size or people’s opinions of me. Did it make it more difficult, oh yes, but I did it anyway. I get up and sing infront of all kinds of people, I still teach belly dance and ballroom dance with anyone that asks. I still do everything anyone else does. It doesn’t make me brave or bold or inspiring. It merely means I refuse to not live my life. I’m constantly needing improvement, hence the name of my tumblr. But that does not mean I can’t enjoy my life as I improve it. Live, love, and enjoy life. It’s the only one we have and to spend it unhappy is such a waste. You are all beautiful! Never let anyone tell you differently. I certainly am not listening anymore :) 
my tumblr. I’d love to meet you :) improvementneeded.tumblr.com

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Hi! My name is Ashton. I chose this picture because my boyfriend says it is his favourite. I didn’t find it particularly attractive when I sent it but he loves it and shows it to everyone. I have struggled with body image since I was 9 years old. I was heavier than the other girls, my parents tried to help me lose weight but all it did was make me think something was wrong with me. “You will be so pretty when you are thin.” I heard this a lot, still do sometimes. While it wasn’t meant negatively I grew up to think that since I was heavy I couldn’t be pretty. At nearly 22 years old I still struggle putting the cruel names and taunts out of my head from when I was in school. But I’m with a wonderful man who thinks I am beautiful. He thinks I’m sexy even though I am a size 20 to his size small. He loves me, much to my surprise. He makes me happy and lets me be me. I have acquired a group of friends who have actually defended me and my body to others telling them that I am beautiful exactly how I am. One of them has adopted me as his sister and has often pulled me aside to tell me that I am beautiful need to see that. So many of my friends devote time telling me they think I am beautiful. I spend as much time assuring them of the same things. We all do our best to lift up each other and promote good body images. I am learning to love myself as I try to become healthier, NOT SKINNY (skinny is wonderful for some just not my goal), Healthy. I am loved and accepted at my largest and so I need to love and accept myself as well. I want to be healthy. If that means I’m a size 16 for my whole life well then great. If I become a size 6 well alright then. I refuse, and never have, let myself be stopped because of my size or people’s opinions of me. Did it make it more difficult, oh yes, but I did it anyway. I get up and sing infront of all kinds of people, I still teach belly dance and ballroom dance with anyone that asks. I still do everything anyone else does. It doesn’t make me brave or bold or inspiring. It merely means I refuse to not live my life. I’m constantly needing improvement, hence the name of my tumblr. But that does not mean I can’t enjoy my life as I improve it. Live, love, and enjoy life. It’s the only one we have and to spend it unhappy is such a waste. You are all beautiful! Never let anyone tell you differently. I certainly am not listening anymore :) 

my tumblr. I’d love to meet you :) improvementneeded.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

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    Such an awesome attitude.
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  6. neon-native said: Girl you are so attractive! You don’t need to change a thing, and I hope you never feel like you do! Right on.
  7. x1977 said: You are a very, very beautiful girl. :]
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