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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girlonthegowithafro:

Blue and white have always been one of my go to color combos! It just looks so crisp! Plus I’m still rocking my blow out and trying new hairstyles with my straight hair. :)

Dress: Macy’s

Jean Jacket :Old Navy

Shoes: Target

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blackfashion:

Scarf: H&M // Shirt dress: H&M // Shoes: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Tasha, 27, Wash. DC
www.theglossier.com
Instagram.com/theglossier

blackfashion:

Scarf: H&M // Shirt dress: H&M // Shoes: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Tasha, 27, Wash. DC

www.theglossier.com

Instagram.com/theglossier

omgcurvesandcurls:

Georgia is the definition of Global Warming. Yesterday it was in the 40s-50s with rain and today the sun was shining with blue skies! I decided the nice weather meant I could unleash my fro! :)

Shirt: Target

Jeans: Forever 21+

Shoes: Nicole

Purse: TJ Maxx

Hair: The good Lord and my momma

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After my most recent check up at the doctor’s office, I found out that I had gained 10 pounds in the past year. I was never entirely pleased with the way I look and the news caused me to begin obsessing over trying to lose weight. I like my curves but back and belly fat were always something I wanted to get rid of.
I was reluctant to post this picture on my Instagram because my back wasn’t cut and lean and there were a few “rolls.” But then I realized that all that doesn’t matter. I am beautiful regardless and wanting to get rid of excess fat is a good goal to have but, I shouldn’t let it affect how I feel about my body at this very moment. Self love is extremely important and I’m glad that I no longer allow the media to make me feel like something is wrong with my body because it doesn’t look a certain way.http://l0vedom.tumblr.com
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

After my most recent check up at the doctor’s office, I found out that I had gained 10 pounds in the past year. I was never entirely pleased with the way I look and the news caused me to begin obsessing over trying to lose weight. I like my curves but back and belly fat were always something I wanted to get rid of.

I was reluctant to post this picture on my Instagram because my back wasn’t cut and lean and there were a few “rolls.” But then I realized that all that doesn’t matter. I am beautiful regardless and wanting to get rid of excess fat is a good goal to have but, I shouldn’t let it affect how I feel about my body at this very moment. Self love is extremely important and I’m glad that I no longer allow the media to make me feel like something is wrong with my body because it doesn’t look a certain way.
http://l0vedom.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

tw: emotional abuse, bullying, depression
So… this is me. For years, ever since I was little, I was bullied about my weight, and generally felt insecure about it all my life. Not only was it other kids, but extended family would make comments whenever I saw them too. I always felt like I had too big of a gut… that would never go away. I was incredibly insecure about it. Also… my chest has always looked like I have breasts, and being a guy, that’s something I’ve always been iffy about as well (and, yeah, I’ve been bullied about that too).
Over the years I learned to sort of accept they were there, but I never really enjoyed it. I refused to take my shirt off in public. I refused to let anyone see me without clothing. I found myself wishing daily that I could get rid of my stomach and chest, but nothing I ever tried worked. They were just kind of there. Over the past few years however, I’ve had a specific friend who has been trying to convince me otherwise, that they’re part of me and that they’re beautiful. It’s not until recently that I’ve actually started listening to her, and that in of itself took years to happen. I’ve also been cutting out all toxic people in my life, and getting rid of all the negativity involved therein - which has done wonders for my mental health and well-being (which was never very healthy either).
I’m finally starting to love the way I look as opposed to just accepting it. It is part of me, and it is beautiful. And my being able to say that… is evidence of just how far I’ve come mentally and emotionally. My self-esteem is completely opposite of what it used to be. I can say I’m sexy and attractive now, and actually believe it.
Everyone is beautiful in their own ways, every single person alive. Don’t let anyone tell you or make you think otherwise. It’s taken years for me to feel this way about myself, but I know you can do the same. I believe in all of you. 
http://blue-strife.tumblr.com/
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

tw: emotional abuse, bullying, depression

So… this is me. For years, ever since I was little, I was bullied about my weight, and generally felt insecure about it all my life. Not only was it other kids, but extended family would make comments whenever I saw them too. I always felt like I had too big of a gut… that would never go away. I was incredibly insecure about it. Also… my chest has always looked like I have breasts, and being a guy, that’s something I’ve always been iffy about as well (and, yeah, I’ve been bullied about that too).

Over the years I learned to sort of accept they were there, but I never really enjoyed it. I refused to take my shirt off in public. I refused to let anyone see me without clothing. I found myself wishing daily that I could get rid of my stomach and chest, but nothing I ever tried worked. They were just kind of there. Over the past few years however, I’ve had a specific friend who has been trying to convince me otherwise, that they’re part of me and that they’re beautiful. It’s not until recently that I’ve actually started listening to her, and that in of itself took years to happen. I’ve also been cutting out all toxic people in my life, and getting rid of all the negativity involved therein - which has done wonders for my mental health and well-being (which was never very healthy either).

I’m finally starting to love the way I look as opposed to just accepting it. It is part of me, and it is beautiful. And my being able to say that… is evidence of just how far I’ve come mentally and emotionally. My self-esteem is completely opposite of what it used to be. I can say I’m sexy and attractive now, and actually believe it.

Everyone is beautiful in their own ways, every single person alive. Don’t let anyone tell you or make you think otherwise. It’s taken years for me to feel this way about myself, but I know you can do the same. I believe in all of you.

http://blue-strife.tumblr.com/

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

bradleyamurray:

Harlem on the rise by Bradley Murray 

Stylist: Marcus Ivory 

Model: Shaya Ali

MUA: Ber Amos

girlonthegowithafro:

I know I’ve already posted this dress, but I am literally obsessed with it!

Dress-Forever 21 Plus

Boots- JC Penney

Lipstick- NYX Matte

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