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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I’ve followed this blog for quite a while now, and I honestly do think this is an absolutely incredible blog/idea. I’ve followed the stories of many of you, and I think all of you are incredible, courageous and full of life. And I’m not just saying this to be sympathetic towards you. It’s true, and you are the reason behind so many people’s smiles. including mine. I’ve been so scared, and nervous posting on this blog because I felt like I would be judged and teased. But, I see how positive everyone is here, and how incredible everyone is here, so I left that fear today, and I wanted to post something after such a long time. I’ve finally got the courage. all thanks to you all all.
My Story: I’ve struggled from bulimia, heart problems, and well being overweight. I always belittled myself, every time I took a picture, I had to take a thousand of them just to find one that looked average, and I’m sure many other people have done this. But regardless, I hated my body, my face, my everything. I didn’t think that I’d ever see myself as beautiful. I was the ugliest friend, and in every group picture it showed. Being bulimic never helped either, it just brought me down even more. I tried finding happiness in things I actually enjoyed instead of putting myself down, like baking or dancing. But one day it got so hard, I started hurting myself. And of course, I know its bad. But it was fine feeling pain, feeling the hunger in my stomach from not eating for days upon days, feeling the tears in my eyes. I wanted to scream out loud and just finally hear a voice say I’m beautiful, not just because they felt obligated to, or just to be nice. But truly mean it. And today, here I am. I’m still suffering from heart problems, bulimia, and being overweight. Even though many people have said they’ve never expected it, or think I’m not fat. Well, at the end of the day, no matter how many people said it, it didn’t change the truth. But today, I’m still living, trying to find the beauty in myself. And I’ve become so successful in not being negative towards my body, or myself. I have you all, my bf, and the incredible people in my life to thank for that. Unfortunately, I can’t see myself as beautiful, nor overweight, but this is my start to being happy. finally.
Thank you so much for making this blog. and giving me this confidence. <3
All my life my mom told me:”You fat and ugly, go in for sport, use diet’s”. Everyone called me the ugly creature. I had an awful childhood, almost nobody was on friendly with me. I was lonely because my body wasn’t attractive to other people. BUT! now it in the past. I suffered too long..soo it’s time to change everything! To change not my body but my mind.
Listen only to itself, listen only your heart.