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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chubby-bunnies:

I don’t like wearing bathing suits but when I have to it’s a one piece and I usually wear a pair of shorts over top. Seeing all you lovely ladies rocking your bikinis has inspired and encouraged me to get one of my own, and I even kind of love how i look in it :)
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chubby-bunnies:

I don’t like wearing bathing suits but when I have to it’s a one piece and I usually wear a pair of shorts over top. Seeing all you lovely ladies rocking your bikinis has inspired and encouraged me to get one of my own, and I even kind of love how i look in it :)

www.publicmadmannumber1.tumblr.com

littlemissmutant:

manufactured1987:

The subway ride. A few years ago when the NYC MTA started to set up elevators in all the subways I was extremely excited. There’s some sort of freedom take the subway, I don’t have to tell anyone where I’m going or when I’m getting off. Whereas when I get on the bus I have to let everyone know what stop I’m getting off. And obviously I love the train because it’s faster. 

Don’t get me wrong there’s many things I hate about the subway like it not having enough elevators, but for now if you ever want to catch me I will most likely be riding the subway. 

Outfit: striped T-shirt from H&M, Black jumper from forever 21, Oxford leather shoes from wasted.

Jillian Mercado, accessibility, public transit, AND fashion

this post is perfect I may die

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

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

kellsinlalaland:

Love this look from the ModCloth Style Gallery! Cutest community ever. #fashion #style #indie #modcloth

kellsinlalaland:

Love this look from the ModCloth Style Gallery! Cutest community ever. #fashion #style #indie #modcloth

I hated my body for six years and maintained an irrational fear of weight gain for four.  It’s time that I turn that around completely.  I have gained weight and continue to do so as I recover from my eating disorder, but just because society views weight gain as a bad thing doesn’t mean that it is.  Just because society retouches fat and skinny models doesn’t mean I’m not already perfect, at any size or stage of recovery.
I will love every aspect of my body for what it does for me and how it allows me to embrace the freedoms of life.  I will love the clothes that I wear no matter their sizes.  I won’t let society hold me back from claiming my space in this world as MINE.. and taking shameless selfies in my favorite shirt and underwear.  Lastly, I will be unapologetically real.  #AerieREAL
Love me; don’t retouch me. xx
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BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

I hated my body for six years and maintained an irrational fear of weight gain for four.  It’s time that I turn that around completely.  I have gained weight and continue to do so as I recover from my eating disorder, but just because society views weight gain as a bad thing doesn’t mean that it is.  Just because society retouches fat and skinny models doesn’t mean I’m not already perfect, at any size or stage of recovery.

I will love every aspect of my body for what it does for me and how it allows me to embrace the freedoms of life.  I will love the clothes that I wear no matter their sizes.  I won’t let society hold me back from claiming my space in this world as MINE.. and taking shameless selfies in my favorite shirt and underwear.  Lastly, I will be unapologetically real.  #AerieREAL

Love me; don’t retouch me. xx

banannaomi.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

"We all grow body hair, men and women alike, but when I stopped shaving, my own family called it “mannish” and accused me of “trying too hard” to make a point. In actuality, there’s nothing innately masculine or feminine about my underarm hair. If a woman stops shaving, she doesn’t suddenly begin to look like a man— she looks like a woman who stopped shaving. Furthermore, to maintain hairlessness takes a specific action. Hair growth is the result of inaction, the body’s natural processes. I do not have to try to grow my body hair; it’s shaving it off that takes effort…In an ideal world, all women would choose whether they want to shave or not. It should, however, be an informed and mindful choice. I don’t claim to know for certain why most women shave, but I do fear many women shave, and believe they have to, because that is the only option our culture gives us. This does not mean I am judging each individual woman’s ability to make decisions for herself or that I want to take away women’s “freedom” to shave. There will always be exceptions, women who have made a conscious decision to shave for reasons of their own. Maybe they are swimmers. Maybe they have a skin condition. Maybe they just really do feel more comfortable that way and it has nothing to do with upholding and supporting sexist beauty rules. And that’s fine by me. The point is that it should be fine either way. But if we don’t occasionally question these traditions, it’s easy to develop a culture in which dissent is not allowed and no one remembers why they do what they do or whether they even really want to. — From my blog,  http://www.bellypride.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-hairy-situation.html
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

"We all grow body hair, men and women alike, but when I stopped shaving, my own family called it “mannish” and accused me of “trying too hard” to make a point. In actuality, there’s nothing innately masculine or feminine about my underarm hair. If a woman stops shaving, she doesn’t suddenly begin to look like a man— she looks like a woman who stopped shaving. Furthermore, to maintain hairlessness takes a specific action. Hair growth is the result of inaction, the body’s natural processes. I do not have to try to grow my body hair; it’s shaving it off that takes effort…In an ideal world, all women would choose whether they want to shave or not. It should, however, be an informed and mindful choice. I don’t claim to know for certain why most women shave, but I do fear many women shave, and believe they have to, because that is the only option our culture gives us. This does not mean I am judging each individual woman’s ability to make decisions for herself or that I want to take away women’s “freedom” to shave. There will always be exceptions, women who have made a conscious decision to shave for reasons of their own. Maybe they are swimmers. Maybe they have a skin condition. Maybe they just really do feel more comfortable that way and it has nothing to do with upholding and supporting sexist beauty rules. And that’s fine by me. The point is that it should be fine either way. But if we don’t occasionally question these traditions, it’s easy to develop a culture in which dissent is not allowed and no one remembers why they do what they do or whether they even really want to.From my bloghttp://www.bellypride.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-hairy-situation.html

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!