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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mixed-power:

Got myself a new pair of jeans that finally fit me comfortably. $25 from a Korean-brand store called Eight Seconds. Actually makes me feel good rather than chubby.

(Source: itsjasmeen)

I have been through some fairly intense changes in the past year, to say the least. I joined the military, was away from my husband and family for 6 months, made some terrible decisions, and some great ones. Although this year has been challenging to say the least, I am so grateful for the struggles. For the first time in my life I finally started making the changes I needed to make in my life. I started seeing a counselor. I am learning to trust myself and my ability to meet my own needs. I am learning how to love myself. To trust my body and what it needs. I am taking care of myself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I am learning how to recognize negative self-talk and to question the stories I tell myself.
Magical. Miraculous. Amazing. That is the only way I can begin to describe the changes I have felt in my self-worth, body-image, and confidence. For the first time in my life, I believe myself when I look at my body in the mirror and say that I am beautiful. I feel powerful. Strong. Capable. I am learning to be gentle with myself, and to love myself exactly as I am, right now. My self-love is no longer conditional. I don’t need to look a certain way, be a certain size, accomplish specific goals in order to be loved by myself or anyone else.
Consequently, in learning to love myself unconditionally, I have opened myself up to be loved by others in ways I deserve. I am more capable of loving others without conditions or unrealistic expectations.
And be proud of your body. Be grateful for all of the amazing things your body can do. Listen to your body. It is the only body you get. It is your vessel in this world. The legs you despise carry you every day. They run and jump and allow you to play. The arms you think are too big or small embrace the people you love. Hold your child. Stop trying to carve away the pieces of your body you feel aren’t good enough.
You are loveable. You are not broken. You are not used or dirty. You are worthy of forgiveness, especially from yourself. You are never alone. I love you. You are beautiful. Right now. Stop waiting to love yourself. You are enough exactly as you are.
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I have been through some fairly intense changes in the past year, to say the least. I joined the military, was away from my husband and family for 6 months, made some terrible decisions, and some great ones. Although this year has been challenging to say the least, I am so grateful for the struggles. For the first time in my life I finally started making the changes I needed to make in my life. I started seeing a counselor. I am learning to trust myself and my ability to meet my own needs. I am learning how to love myself. To trust my body and what it needs. I am taking care of myself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I am learning how to recognize negative self-talk and to question the stories I tell myself.

Magical. Miraculous. Amazing. That is the only way I can begin to describe the changes I have felt in my self-worth, body-image, and confidence. For the first time in my life, I believe myself when I look at my body in the mirror and say that I am beautiful. I feel powerful. Strong. Capable. I am learning to be gentle with myself, and to love myself exactly as I am, right now. My self-love is no longer conditional. I don’t need to look a certain way, be a certain size, accomplish specific goals in order to be loved by myself or anyone else.

Consequently, in learning to love myself unconditionally, I have opened myself up to be loved by others in ways I deserve. I am more capable of loving others without conditions or unrealistic expectations.

And be proud of your body. Be grateful for all of the amazing things your body can do. Listen to your body. It is the only body you get. It is your vessel in this world. The legs you despise carry you every day. They run and jump and allow you to play. The arms you think are too big or small embrace the people you love. Hold your child. Stop trying to carve away the pieces of your body you feel aren’t good enough.

You are loveable. You are not broken. You are not used or dirty. You are worthy of forgiveness, especially from yourself. You are never alone. I love you. You are beautiful. Right now. Stop waiting to love yourself. You are enough exactly as you are.

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Trigger warning: low self-esteem, self-hate
This is me today. I have gone through years of self-image, body image and self-esteem issues to get to where I am now. I’m working toward loving myself and finding peace with my body, and on some days I still forget how to love myself or feel like giving up, but I always trust myself enough to know that I will keep moving forward. I’m in therapy to work on my self-esteem, I cover up my mirrors when I start to obsess over my body, and I do yoga to make me feel strong and beautiful.
I still have insecurities, but I’m trying to not be ashamed of them and to not be ashamed of my body. I have stomach fat and back rolls, chubby cheeks, a round face, bigger breasts than most girls my age, big thighs that don’t have a gap, stretch marks, acne, a skin condition something like eczema, large upper arms, and my collarbone isn’t visible. While I’m still insecure about all my “imperfections”, I’m not ashamed of them and I refuse to hate myself any longer. After years of trying to hide and wishing I could change my body, I now know that I deserve self-respect, respect from others, self-love and self-acceptance, happiness, and I deserve to occupy space in this world. Things aren’t perfect, and I don’t know if I’ll ever completely get over my insecurities, but I am still trying to choose to love myself every day, no matter how hard it is. 
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Trigger warning: low self-esteem, self-hate

This is me today. I have gone through years of self-image, body image and self-esteem issues to get to where I am now. I’m working toward loving myself and finding peace with my body, and on some days I still forget how to love myself or feel like giving up, but I always trust myself enough to know that I will keep moving forward. I’m in therapy to work on my self-esteem, I cover up my mirrors when I start to obsess over my body, and I do yoga to make me feel strong and beautiful.

I still have insecurities, but I’m trying to not be ashamed of them and to not be ashamed of my body. I have stomach fat and back rolls, chubby cheeks, a round face, bigger breasts than most girls my age, big thighs that don’t have a gap, stretch marks, acne, a skin condition something like eczema, large upper arms, and my collarbone isn’t visible. While I’m still insecure about all my “imperfections”, I’m not ashamed of them and I refuse to hate myself any longer. After years of trying to hide and wishing I could change my body, I now know that I deserve self-respect, respect from others, self-love and self-acceptance, happiness, and I deserve to occupy space in this world. Things aren’t perfect, and I don’t know if I’ll ever completely get over my insecurities, but I am still trying to choose to love myself every day, no matter how hard it is. 

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Mentions of body hate: This is me, I’m a 26 year old lady, from a country in Europe and I’ve always been extremely shy about posting my photo online; I think I’m really ugly and I hate my thighs and I’ve always struggled with myself and my body, as I get older I try to be more happy with myself. :( It’s hard but I try. I think this tumblr is great!
I bought jean shorts recently, I’m trying to work up the courage to wear them outside. I know I’m not overweight, it’s just my insecurity.
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Mentions of body hate: This is me, I’m a 26 year old lady, from a country in Europe and I’ve always been extremely shy about posting my photo online; I think I’m really ugly and I hate my thighs and I’ve always struggled with myself and my body, as I get older I try to be more happy with myself. :( It’s hard but I try. I think this tumblr is great!

I bought jean shorts recently, I’m trying to work up the courage to wear them outside. I know I’m not overweight, it’s just my insecurity.

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Mentions of eating  disorder and weight: Feeling sexy, I’m finally truly beginning to love my post anorexia  weight restored body. I am the weight that I’m naturally supposed to be. I’m happy with the way I am and I feel like I’m entering a new kind of peace with my body and the way I treat it. My scars are healing and I’m finally comfortable with my own flesh and bone. Love yourself, join the revolution.
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Mentions of eating  disorder and weight: Feeling sexy, I’m finally truly beginning to love my post anorexia  weight restored body. I am the weight that I’m naturally supposed to be. I’m happy with the way I am and I feel like I’m entering a new kind of peace with my body and the way I treat it. My scars are healing and I’m finally comfortable with my own flesh and bone. Love yourself, join the revolution.

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

 am a size 22 photographer form the U.S. who is trying to start a movement among photographers to show everyone how beautiful they are! This movement means encouraging photographers to be 100% body positive and never discriminate based on shape, size, color ect… PLEASE check out this page and help me work towards advertisement! If you are unable to donate please message me I love input and would love some co admins with this project! 
http://www.gofundme.com/emilyreithphotography
Much Love, Ms. Em
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

 am a size 22 photographer form the U.S. who is trying to start a movement among photographers to show everyone how beautiful they are! This movement means encouraging photographers to be 100% body positive and never discriminate based on shape, size, color ect… PLEASE check out this page and help me work towards advertisement! If you are unable to donate please message me I love input and would love some co admins with this project! 

http://www.gofundme.com/emilyreithphotography

Much Love, Ms. Em

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Trigger warning; self-hate, low self-esteem
After many years of trying to hide my body and wishing I could change it, I’ve come to realize that I deserve respect and self-love no matter what I look like. I still have insecurities, but I’m working towards not being ashamed of my body because of my “imperfections”. I’m in therapy to help work on my low self-esteem, and on days when I obsess over my flaws I cover up my mirrors to help myself remember that there’s more to me than my body. I do yoga to help me feel strong and beautiful. I still have trouble areas with my stomach, thighs, upper arms, back, breasts, skin, and weight, but I’m working to not let them define me. I am trying to choose to love myself, no matter how hard.
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Trigger warning; self-hate, low self-esteem

After many years of trying to hide my body and wishing I could change it, I’ve come to realize that I deserve respect and self-love no matter what I look like. I still have insecurities, but I’m working towards not being ashamed of my body because of my “imperfections”. I’m in therapy to help work on my low self-esteem, and on days when I obsess over my flaws I cover up my mirrors to help myself remember that there’s more to me than my body. I do yoga to help me feel strong and beautiful. I still have trouble areas with my stomach, thighs, upper arms, back, breasts, skin, and weight, but I’m working to not let them define me. I am trying to choose to love myself, no matter how hard.

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

fitforfighting:

Be proud of your body and what it can do!

I debated doing this for a while, I’ve always been embarrassed about my legs. I’ve never fit into skinny jeans and through middle school and high school I barely wore shorts in the summer. 

It took a lot of soul-searching and a lot of work to realize just how magnificent my legs are. Hundreds of miles and hours of Taekwondo later, I realize that these legs are strong. Powerful. Glorious. They’ve carried me through rough roads and smooth waters with grace and ease. 

I’m a size 13 in jeans and I wouldn’t change a thing.

What part  of your body do you love?
What do you wish you could love?
However small, your body is a miracle machine and its unbelievable.

You’re beautiful.