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
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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

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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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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"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
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"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

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It makes me laugh when people are just like “just lose weight and you’ll be happy with yourself”. My older sister lost 200+ pounds and still says that she finds problems with herself. While losing weight is a good thing, it’s not a solution. Happiness doesn’t sprout from a number on a scale.
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It makes me laugh when people are just like “just lose weight and you’ll be happy with yourself”. My older sister lost 200+ pounds and still says that she finds problems with herself. While losing weight is a good thing, it’s not a solution. Happiness doesn’t sprout from a number on a scale.

If you want to make my day, then follow my tumblr.
i love connecting with people :P

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When I was growing up, I always envied those girls who could wear those short shorts in summer. I never thought I could be one of those girls. My thighs are thick and rub together and my cellulite is always on display. I remember one time, I was attending summer school. I had on long blue jeans, a long sleeved yellow shirt, and a short sleeved thick vest. I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin that I didn’t even want to let a single part of me be seen. The strangest thing was, as people were asking me “aren’t you hot?”, I felt the need to lie and say I wasn’t.
And, when I realized I actually lied to people about something as simple as clothing, I knew I had a problem. It was a long road to feel good about myself,and to be honest I still have those days where I look in the mirror and cry. And unfortunately, I still have those days were I self loathe enough to put a blade against my skin. My journey isn’t over yet, but I’m a hell of a lot better off then I was before..
So here’s to wearing shorts in the summer,it’s hard I know I’ve been there.Take the steps, you’re worth it.
If you want to make my day, then follow my tumblr.I love connecting with people.thingsareroughallover.tumblr.com
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When I was growing up, I always envied those girls who could wear those short shorts in summer. I never thought I could be one of those girls. My thighs are thick and rub together and my cellulite is always on display. I remember one time, I was attending summer school. I had on long blue jeans, a long sleeved yellow shirt, and a short sleeved thick vest. I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin that I didn’t even want to let a single part of me be seen. The strangest thing was, as people were asking me “aren’t you hot?”, I felt the need to lie and say I wasn’t.

And, when I realized I actually lied to people about something as simple as clothing, I knew I had a problem. It was a long road to feel good about myself,and to be honest I still have those days where I look in the mirror and cry. And unfortunately, I still have those days were I self loathe enough to put a blade against my skin. My journey isn’t over yet, but I’m a hell of a lot better off then I was before..

So here’s to wearing shorts in the summer,
it’s hard I know I’ve been there.
Take the steps, you’re worth it.


If you want to make my day, then follow my tumblr.
I love connecting with people.
thingsareroughallover.tumblr.com

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This is a recent picture of my recovery body. I’m currently in the process of recovering from EDNOS. I’ve always struggled with hating my body- and I’m not proud of the way I’ve treated it. I still have my fair share of rough days where I don’t like my body and I fall back on old habits. But I’m slowly starting to change my body image to a positive one. I deserve it- We all deserve to have a positive body image no matter what! I’ve been clean from self harm for 5 months and I’ve been working with a therapist to gradually stop obsessing over food and calories. And although I know I have a long ways to go before my mind is in a healthy spot, I’m proud of the progress I’ve made so far. I love the way I look in this picture- not despite, but because of the rolls on the side and the thicker thighs ;)
Anyone who is struggling with a negative body image- I know how hard it can be to change how you view yourself, but the hard work pays off. Loving yourself is so worth it. Don’t give up!!!
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This is a recent picture of my recovery body. I’m currently in the process of recovering from EDNOS. I’ve always struggled with hating my body- and I’m not proud of the way I’ve treated it. I still have my fair share of rough days where I don’t like my body and I fall back on old habits. But I’m slowly starting to change my body image to a positive one. I deserve it- We all deserve to have a positive body image no matter what! I’ve been clean from self harm for 5 months and I’ve been working with a therapist to gradually stop obsessing over food and calories. And although I know I have a long ways to go before my mind is in a healthy spot, I’m proud of the progress I’ve made so far. I love the way I look in this picture- not despite, but because of the rolls on the side and the thicker thighs ;)

Anyone who is struggling with a negative body image- I know how hard it can be to change how you view yourself, but the hard work pays off. Loving yourself is so worth it. Don’t give up!!!

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!