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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Alex 16,  FTM. I’m working hard on loving the body i was given even if it isn’t the one i know I know I was supposed to have. Hit me up with any questions. I’m always looking for new people to talk too.
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Alex 16,  FTM. I’m working hard on loving the body i was given even if it isn’t the one i know I know I was supposed to have. Hit me up with any questions. I’m always looking for new people to talk too.

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People ask me why I wear this necklace. I tell them (and this is all true): I wear this necklace for a number of reasons. I wear it as a physical reminder of what I believe. I wear it to reaffirm my body positive days when I have them and to make my days body positive when that feels impossible. I wear it because, frankly, I like the necklace.
What I don’t usually share is perhaps the most important and certainly the most special reason. That is, every once in a short while when I’m walking to work, standing on the subway, or in any number of situations during which I am surrounded by strangers, I catch someone’s eyes flick downwards towards the necklace and back up again. I get to watch the words register by means of a smile that flashes across his or her face.
It is only ever a brief smile - maybe half a second. But those half seconds make me believe that we are connected by more than just our insecurities. We are also connected by our immediate and overwhelmingly - however brief - positive reaction to the idea that we are all beautiful.
Every body (is) beautiful.
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People ask me why I wear this necklace. I tell them (and this is all true): I wear this necklace for a number of reasons. I wear it as a physical reminder of what I believe. I wear it to reaffirm my body positive days when I have them and to make my days body positive when that feels impossible. I wear it because, frankly, I like the necklace.

What I don’t usually share is perhaps the most important and certainly the most special reason. That is, every once in a short while when I’m walking to work, standing on the subway, or in any number of situations during which I am surrounded by strangers, I catch someone’s eyes flick downwards towards the necklace and back up again. I get to watch the words register by means of a smile that flashes across his or her face.

It is only ever a brief smile - maybe half a second. But those half seconds make me believe that we are connected by more than just our insecurities. We are also connected by our immediate and overwhelmingly - however brief - positive reaction to the idea that we are all beautiful.

Every body (is) beautiful.

Join me by following abodylovingmission.tumblr.com

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So i thought i would talk about age issues.
Why dont you act your age, how old are you, and Jay your 31 years old are comments i hear on a weekly basis. These comments usually come about because i have done or said something a 31 year old is not allowed to say. Apparently when you hit 30 years of age there is a way society expects you to act. And sadly i dont fall into that expectation. So what are these expectations? Well it tends to be your typical nuclear family, husband, wife, two kids, preferably one boy and one girl. You will also have a secure full time job and have a mortgage on your first house. Your wife looking after the kids and keeping the house tidy. This is the along the same lines as what the conservatives want you to be like (see marriage tax break). This ideals are very old fashioned ans havent really evolved even though society has evolved. So why dont i fit into the ideal? I’m 31 years old, im technically single according to the forms (i have a girlfriend), i have no kids, i work part time, full time University student and i live at home with my mum and step-dad. If you didnt know my age you would think im 19 years old.
Then we have the maturity level of what a 30 year old should be like. When i was 29 myself and four friends were having a pub lunch, my friend had a coffee with two small chocolate pieces to accompany it, he used the first one to stir his coffee, he then got the second one out and started to stir again, i used the opportunity to slap his hand which made him drop the chocolate piece into his coffee, we both found this hilarious, my other friend turned round, looked at me with that disapproving mother look and said “Jay your nearly 30”. The issue i had with this was my actions hadn’t upset anyone, it didnt cause an argument and it achieved a few chuckles, whats the harm in that? Ahhh because i was at the time nearly 30.We are told way to much about how we should act any age not just 30, when it comes down to it act how you want to act, and if it means you are not hurting anyone in the process then why should it matter if you are 30 acting 19? We are individuals do hat you want to do. I will continue to put dice in peoples tea, i will continue to hide one shoe, i will always swap peoples pictures over, because thats me, and thats why you love me.
Feel free to visit my tumblr page www.jayyylord.tumblr.com
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So i thought i would talk about age issues.

Why dont you act your age, how old are you, and Jay your 31 years old are comments i hear on a weekly basis. These comments usually come about because i have done or said something a 31 year old is not allowed to say. Apparently when you hit 30 years of age there is a way society expects you to act. And sadly i dont fall into that expectation. So what are these expectations? Well it tends to be your typical nuclear family, husband, wife, two kids, preferably one boy and one girl. You will also have a secure full time job and have a mortgage on your first house. Your wife looking after the kids and keeping the house tidy. This is the along the same lines as what the conservatives want you to be like (see marriage tax break). This ideals are very old fashioned ans havent really evolved even though society has evolved. So why dont i fit into the ideal? I’m 31 years old, im technically single according to the forms (i have a girlfriend), i have no kids, i work part time, full time University student and i live at home with my mum and step-dad. If you didnt know my age you would think im 19 years old.

Then we have the maturity level of what a 30 year old should be like. When i was 29 myself and four friends were having a pub lunch, my friend had a coffee with two small chocolate pieces to accompany it, he used the first one to stir his coffee, he then got the second one out and started to stir again, i used the opportunity to slap his hand which made him drop the chocolate piece into his coffee, we both found this hilarious, my other friend turned round, looked at me with that disapproving mother look and said “Jay your nearly 30”. The issue i had with this was my actions hadn’t upset anyone, it didnt cause an argument and it achieved a few chuckles, whats the harm in that? Ahhh because i was at the time nearly 30.We are told way to much about how we should act any age not just 30, when it comes down to it act how you want to act, and if it means you are not hurting anyone in the process then why should it matter if you are 30 acting 19? We are individuals do hat you want to do. I will continue to put dice in peoples tea, i will continue to hide one shoe, i will always swap peoples pictures over, because thats me, and thats why you love me.

Feel free to visit my tumblr page www.jayyylord.tumblr.com

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TW: Sexual Abuse/Rape
Hi everyone.  My name is Scott, and I was sexually abused as a child. I have spent the past 7 years struggling with depression, guilt, low self-esteem, and intimacy issues.  Most people, including friends and family, have always been quick to stereotype me as a happy go-lucky “jock”.  This could not be any further from the truth.  For years, I have lied to everyone (including myself) by masking my pain and insecurities.    
Over the past year or so, I have taken a big step forward in the healing process.  Counseling sessions and discussing the abuse with others has really helped me A LOT.  It still is a day-to-day challenge, but I am in such a much better place now.  I have really begun embracing the self-love/body positive philosophies, and have acquired a much more positive self-image. It has been a long time since I have felt this good about myself.
The people and stories on this site are so inspirational.  I wanted to take a moment to share my story.  Please continue to love yourself. 
Feel free to message me at my tumblr below
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TW: Sexual Abuse/Rape

Hi everyone.  My name is Scott, and I was sexually abused as a child. I have spent the past 7 years struggling with depression, guilt, low self-esteem, and intimacy issues.  Most people, including friends and family, have always been quick to stereotype me as a happy go-lucky “jock”.  This could not be any further from the truth.  For years, I have lied to everyone (including myself) by masking my pain and insecurities.    

Over the past year or so, I have taken a big step forward in the healing process.  Counseling sessions and discussing the abuse with others has really helped me A LOT.  It still is a day-to-day challenge, but I am in such a much better place now.  I have really begun embracing the self-love/body positive philosophies, and have acquired a much more positive self-image. It has been a long time since I have felt this good about myself.

The people and stories on this site are so inspirational.  I wanted to take a moment to share my story.  Please continue to love yourself. 

Feel free to message me at my tumblr below

http://evenflow1996.tumblr.com/

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trigger warning: weight-loss, surgery, eating disorder, depression, bipolar disorder
To be completely honest, I’ve never been good at posting trigger warnings. There are a lot of things that trigger, and I never know if I cover all the bases. I hope those suffice. Anyhow,
I’ve been overweight my whole life. I’ve always been down on myself, to the point where my battles with depression and bipolar disorder were exponentially worsened.
Last summer, I had an extreme bout of bulimia; binge eating a purging everything. A lot of this was also due to my Lap-Band* being far too tight. I dropped close to sixty pounds in a little less than four months. As much as I was digging the results, I just wasn’t healthy. I had the Band adjusted, and gained back a lot of the weight. So it goes.
Yet, for years I’ve always had insecurities with my double chin. Playing guitar in a band means a lot of pictures of me looking down at my guitar or feet a la “shoegaze” which in turn means seeing my double chin. But you know what? As much as it makes me feel uncomfortable, I think I do a good job at just owning it and making it work.
And with my body and weight? I’m slowly and surely on the right path to making it all work. :)
*Back in 2008, I had Lap-Band surgery for weight loss. If any of you reading this are interested in having the operation, or just have questions regarding it, please feel free to shoot me some asks on my page. I’ll be more than glad to answer any questions you may have!
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trigger warning: weight-loss, surgery, eating disorder, depression, bipolar disorder

To be completely honest, I’ve never been good at posting trigger warnings. There are a lot of things that trigger, and I never know if I cover all the bases. I hope those suffice. Anyhow,

I’ve been overweight my whole life. I’ve always been down on myself, to the point where my battles with depression and bipolar disorder were exponentially worsened.

Last summer, I had an extreme bout of bulimia; binge eating a purging everything. A lot of this was also due to my Lap-Band* being far too tight. I dropped close to sixty pounds in a little less than four months. As much as I was digging the results, I just wasn’t healthy. I had the Band adjusted, and gained back a lot of the weight. So it goes.

Yet, for years I’ve always had insecurities with my double chin. Playing guitar in a band means a lot of pictures of me looking down at my guitar or feet a la “shoegaze” which in turn means seeing my double chin. But you know what? As much as it makes me feel uncomfortable, I think I do a good job at just owning it and making it work.

And with my body and weight? I’m slowly and surely on the right path to making it all work. :)

*Back in 2008, I had Lap-Band surgery for weight loss. If any of you reading this are interested in having the operation, or just have questions regarding it, please feel free to shoot me some asks on my page. I’ll be more than glad to answer any questions you may have!

shiftingmyclarity.tumblr.com
thesecondside.bandcamp.com

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Texas Rangers player Prince Fielder from ESPN’s upcoming 2014 Body Issue. Daaaaaamn!

Big men represent!