Today, I posted this photo on my Tumblr, with the following caption: I love feeling sexy, and unashamed of showing off. Body positivity for everyone! :3
I almost immediately got a negative response from one of my followers.
What she doesn’t know is that I didn’t mean to show so much skin. I let down my hair, set my netbook on the bed, and leaned forward for a photo. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I loved who I saw looking back at me.
That’s why I posted the photo. I’ve struggled with EDNOS, borderline personality disorder, self-destructive behaviors, anxiety, and just general self-hatred for years. I’ve had a hard time accepting my sexuality, and my body, but today I feel that I made a big step forward. I feel sexy, and beautiful.
If I can reach that point of comfort and acceptance, I have no doubt in my mind that anyone else can. You can do it. You can stop feeling ashamed with the wonderful person you are, and you can stop hating your body.