Our mission: to love ourselves, every last inch! To support others, help build positive self esteem! This is The Body Peace Revolution!

This is a place of encouragement, a place to talk about body image, a place for feeling beautiful. No matter what you look like, what color, what gender, what size or however many "flaws", healthy, not healthy, working on it, 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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stopchasingclouds:

You know, as I was walking through the mall today I saw this young girl and she just had me laughing and laughing. She was about 6, and dancing through the corridors as if she were the star of a disney animation- brilliant. Later through the journey to Sephora I saw another young girl, about 12 looking through the windows of a fancy jewelry shop- she had the most stunning red hair.
I couldn’t figure out what made me so sad when I thought about them later this evening, and you know what it was? It was the constant flow of compliments flooding through my head for these girls, yet for myself I’ve had nothing nice to say for a long while- I’m sure this is something many can relate to.
The girls in the photos above are all me, but why is it okay to be so in love with the girl in the top photos, yet when I see myself now I’m annoyed? You would never be cruel to the girl you used to be with big cheeks, cute ideas and a mind of her own- but growing up the way we do seems to give us permission to be awful to ourselves now.
We need to look at ourselves as if we were the young precious children we used to be- still are in so many ways. We all deserve happiness and kindness, and it should always start from within.
Love yourself- Katie Scarlett

stopchasingclouds:

You know, as I was walking through the mall today I saw this young girl and she just had me laughing and laughing. She was about 6, and dancing through the corridors as if she were the star of a disney animation- brilliant. Later through the journey to Sephora I saw another young girl, about 12 looking through the windows of a fancy jewelry shop- she had the most stunning red hair.

I couldn’t figure out what made me so sad when I thought about them later this evening, and you know what it was? It was the constant flow of compliments flooding through my head for these girls, yet for myself I’ve had nothing nice to say for a long while- I’m sure this is something many can relate to.

The girls in the photos above are all me, but why is it okay to be so in love with the girl in the top photos, yet when I see myself now I’m annoyed? You would never be cruel to the girl you used to be with big cheeks, cute ideas and a mind of her own- but growing up the way we do seems to give us permission to be awful to ourselves now.

We need to look at ourselves as if we were the young precious children we used to be- still are in so many ways. We all deserve happiness and kindness, and it should always start from within.

Love yourself- Katie Scarlett

It’s OKAY not to be okay! It takes time to love our bodies, and that’s something we all have to work on especially living in todays society where we’re told on the daily NO! You are beautiful, and you are worth every second here on this earth! Confidence is welcoming that with positivity and love will make things so much easier!

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Hi Everyone. Recently I’ve created my style blog: Katie Scarlett Speaks- and I’d love for any of you interested in fashion, beauty and daily life journals to check it out and follow if you like it!  As a plus size, body positive girl I make a point of creating a positive space for all sizes to come and discuss fashion and beauty and feel accepted by a fashion world that always tells them NO.
If you have video ideas, review requests, questions and more feel free to message me and I’ll answer/create them for you! 
As always, continue sharing your stories as they impact and unite us all. We love sharing them and reading them!
KATIE SCARLETT

Hi Everyone. Recently I’ve created my style blog: Katie Scarlett Speaks- and I’d love for any of you interested in fashion, beauty and daily life journals to check it out and follow if you like it!  As a plus size, body positive girl I make a point of creating a positive space for all sizes to come and discuss fashion and beauty and feel accepted by a fashion world that always tells them NO.

If you have video ideas, review requests, questions and more feel free to message me and I’ll answer/create them for you! 

As always, continue sharing your stories as they impact and unite us all. We love sharing them and reading them!

KATIE SCARLETT

Plus Size Dilemma!

katiescarlettspeaks:

image Being plus size can be a real issue sometimes, I am a size 12-16 depending on the store and although I’m the smaller of plus size ranges I still feel the hardships that many go through and understand the pain. Finding sizes in “straight” sized clothing stores such as American Eagle, Forever 21, Old Navy Etc is a very difficult task, although many now have plus size items, they don’t have them in store and looking online can be a difficult task for the shopper. (Not to mention, the sizes are different at every store! For example at Armani Exchange their jeans at a size 12 don’t even go past my knees, and H&M seems to run at least 2 sizes smaller in their bottoms almost always!)
 
That is why when I found this list of various stores that cater to plus sized women I wanted to share! The bolded numbers are the sizes they carry to. I’m hoping this is a really compact and easy way to find items you love and can look FAB in without the pressure of going on a crazy hunt in the process! Looking fabulous is something that we can do at all sizes and at all price points, don’t ever give in to the thought that you are less than because society shoves that idea down our throats. You are damn fabulous! BELIEVE IT!
To finish this post I wanted to showcase 3 bloggers that I love and adore who are all plus sized and fabulous. They are such amazing role models and their blogs or youtube channels will always give you tips and trick to rock your size! 
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Gracie Francesca! The Ugly Face of Beauty

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Cora! Vintage or Tacky

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GABI FRESH! 

Don’t forget! You’re all fabulous, and you should know it! Rock your size and show the world that you are amazing, don’t be afraid to rock patterns, stripes, or bold colours because of your size!

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Body Positive Art!

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Hi all!

My semester is finished in a couple weeks which means I’ll have more free time to work on my art, and I’m curious if any of you would be interested in body positive art?

Pieces would range in price depending on size, and time spent to create and materials used, but I can be messaged directly for information about that depending on the commission.

You can see examples of my art at : aloverstale.tumblr.com/tagged/katiesart

But let me know because I’d love to create pieces that inspire others!

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I hope you’re all doing well on your journeys to love yourselves! Good luck, and keep fighting!

-Katie

The body positivity community online is wonderful, I notice it particularly with my time spent on tumblr, especially working with Stop Hating Your Body. However, something that I’ve noticed in this community is that there seems to be two types of body that are talked about quite a lot. The thin women and the fat women. Now, like I said before I love all of these women I’ve interacted with and I love the discussions brought forward by people online about the issues of Health At Every Size, Fatphobia, Privilege, etc. My problem, which is purely personal, is that I don’t really know where I fit in.This becomes very pronounced when I go shopping.

I am a tall girl (5’10), I also have a large ass (that I love), however I also have a small torso and tiny breasts. This makes for difficult shopping. In pants I range from a size 12-14 depending on the store I go to, which when you only have straight clothing shops in your area can prove difficult, especially since a size 12 at H&M is really a size 8. The plus sized fashion industry begins right at my size, however when I’ve gone into plus sized stores I find that their sizes truly begin at 16, which leaves hanging out to dry. I also have a hard time finding dresses or skirts because of my height, everything is so short on me, they could easily be shirts not dresses! I see pictures throughout the blogsphere of thin girls in beautiful clothing, and fat girls in beautiful clothing, but it takes a lot of hunting for me to find women who look like me and are average. I just want others to know that they’re not alone in this confusion, and if anyone has any recommendations of clothing stores, or blogs I could follow that would help please let me know :D

Love You All: Katie Scarlett

knotintime:

via a Girl’s Guide To Taking Over The World
‘No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women… When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.’- Bell Hooks

knotintime:

via a Girl’s Guide To Taking Over The World

‘No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women… When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.’- Bell Hooks

New Year’s Revolution

vitaminkitten:

In 2013 I resolve to love my body by not only appreciating it as it is (for it is as it is for reasons, even if I don’t know what those reasons are), and by treating it with the love it deserves.

I will drink more water and cut out sodas and other sugary drinks (though never tea; I love tea too much).

I will become involved in pole dancing classes, so that I can use my body to its utmost, and learn what new and wonderful things my body can do, and to help myself appreciate these things.

I will eat at least one fruit everyday, because fruits are good for you, and my body deserves to have things in it that are good for it.

I will make a serious attempt to do Zumba on the Wii at least once a week, to stay active, and to stay moving in a dancey way, which I love to do.

Through all of these things I hope to realize the amazing things my body can do, and nourish it appropriately, and thereby love it more fully.

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