Our mission: to love ourselves, every last inch! To support others, help build positive self esteem! This is The Body Peace Revolution!

This is a place of encouragement, a place to talk about body image, a place for feeling beautiful. No matter what you look like, what color, what gender, what size or however many "flaws", healthy, not healthy, working on it, 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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Dear Universe, I am on a body loving mission. Join me.
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I am angry.

The columns, commercials, news feeds, magazines, billboards, advertisements, gossip, shows, films, and pointless, endless images that tell me to hate my body are everywhere. They’ve infiltrated every facet of my world. They crawl across the uppermost part of my computer screen. They appear along the road when I drive. They sneak in between Buzzfeed articles and passive, semi-political Facebook posts, sit knowingly next to the Twix bars in the Stop & Shop checkout line, and hide beneath the lovable façade of my favorite television characters. And because of this, I am angry.
I am angry that this society is allowed to determine who should love their body and who should not. I am angry that the bodies – fat, thin, and everything in between – are seen, not as human beings, but as objectified forms of “inspiration,” for women, men, boys, and girls, to alter their own, to search for flaws, and to hate themselves. I am angry that, even in my most rational state, I am constantly fighting myself, constantly trying to reconcile self-acceptance and self-degradation, constantly wishing that my desire for body peace were not coupled with a desire to weigh less.
I am angry that some of the most beautiful people I know don’t feel beautiful.
I am angry that we are not all angry about this.
I am angry.


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Dear Universe, I am on a body loving mission. Join me.

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I am angry.

The columns, commercials, news feeds, magazines, billboards, advertisements, gossip, shows, films, and pointless, endless images that tell me to hate my body are everywhere. They’ve infiltrated every facet of my world. They crawl across the uppermost part of my computer screen. They appear along the road when I drive. They sneak in between Buzzfeed articles and passive, semi-political Facebook posts, sit knowingly next to the Twix bars in the Stop & Shop checkout line, and hide beneath the lovable façade of my favorite television characters. And because of this, I am angry.

I am angry that this society is allowed to determine who should love their body and who should not. I am angry that the bodies – fat, thin, and everything in between – are seen, not as human beings, but as objectified forms of “inspiration,” for women, men, boys, and girls, to alter their own, to search for flaws, and to hate themselves. I am angry that, even in my most rational state, I am constantly fighting myself, constantly trying to reconcile self-acceptance and self-degradation, constantly wishing that my desire for body peace were not coupled with a desire to weigh less.

I am angry that some of the most beautiful people I know don’t feel beautiful.

I am angry that we are not all angry about this.

I am angry.

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I hope one day I can love myself enough to start eating again, like some of the lovely and brave people on here. I’m a 6 foot, 130lb male, who’s been diagnosed with anorexia athletica as well as chew and spit syndrome. Everyday I struggle with feeling as though I am too fat (as well as my occasionally bad acne cysts). I know deep down that I’m not fat, however, I feel as though people will value me more if I remain emaciated. I hope that one day I can have the security to pick up a fork and stop this self-destructive cycle once and for all. 
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I hope one day I can love myself enough to start eating again, like some of the lovely and brave people on here. I’m a 6 foot, 130lb male, who’s been diagnosed with anorexia athletica as well as chew and spit syndrome. Everyday I struggle with feeling as though I am too fat (as well as my occasionally bad acne cysts). I know deep down that I’m not fat, however, I feel as though people will value me more if I remain emaciated. I hope that one day I can have the security to pick up a fork and stop this self-destructive cycle once and for all. 

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Many of you will recognize me from my last few posts, im becoming a bit of a regular submitter. I love this blog, the comments i get are always lovely, abs its those comments that help me through. A while back i posted a picture of me in clothes i wouldn’t normally wear. I had a mini shopping trip the other day and brought some more clothes outside of my comfort zone. Im enjoying challenging myself at the moment, and i am full of confidence. So please feel free to enjoy my picture. I look forward to any messages and questions.
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Many of you will recognize me from my last few posts, im becoming a bit of a regular submitter. I love this blog, the comments i get are always lovely, abs its those comments that help me through. A while back i posted a picture of me in clothes i wouldn’t normally wear. I had a mini shopping trip the other day and brought some more clothes outside of my comfort zone. Im enjoying challenging myself at the moment, and i am full of confidence. So please feel free to enjoy my picture. I look forward to any messages and questions.

www.jayyylord.tumblr.com

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Rare Display of Confidence
On Wednesday i had my first date in like nearly 2 years. Leading up to the date i was ok, but then an hour before meet up i was a nervous wreck. I was waiting for her outside, 10 minutes later i got that fear of dread run through my body, and then i saw her, big smile on her face. We say an awkward hello, and then i felt all negative energy drain away from my body and for once n a long time i as feeling confident, like i could take on the whole world. Now i find dating really hard, the lead up to it, the rules you should or should not follow when on said date, its all a bit crazy. But the beauty of this date was there was no complications, no chasing, no worrying about each other texting each other, it was as simple as i like it to be. I really enjoyed the date and it felt like a date, dinner in the early evening, then a film (Lego Movie, amazing) then a drink in a quaint country pub. Tee night ended with us chatting about meeting up again, and then something i never thought i would do, and that was go in for a kiss, and it paid off, we shared a really nice end of date kiss, the kiss i think we both wanted. So all in all a good start im seeing her in just over an hour for lunch, which im super excited about. How she makes me feel is one of the reasons why i started my singles blog, its not for everyone but having a partner or having someone that really wants to be with you is massive confidence boost. And on my blog i have matched up a couple already, and that gives me a good feeling inside.So yeah im loving myself at the moment and not hating myself, Its a nice feeling.
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Rare Display of Confidence

On Wednesday i had my first date in like nearly 2 years. Leading up to the date i was ok, but then an hour before meet up i was a nervous wreck. I was waiting for her outside, 10 minutes later i got that fear of dread run through my body, and then i saw her, big smile on her face. We say an awkward hello, and then i felt all negative energy drain away from my body and for once n a long time i as feeling confident, like i could take on the whole world. Now i find dating really hard, the lead up to it, the rules you should or should not follow when on said date, its all a bit crazy. But the beauty of this date was there was no complications, no chasing, no worrying about each other texting each other, it was as simple as i like it to be. I really enjoyed the date and it felt like a date, dinner in the early evening, then a film (Lego Movie, amazing) then a drink in a quaint country pub. Tee night ended with us chatting about meeting up again, and then something i never thought i would do, and that was go in for a kiss, and it paid off, we shared a really nice end of date kiss, the kiss i think we both wanted. So all in all a good start im seeing her in just over an hour for lunch, which im super excited about. How she makes me feel is one of the reasons why i started my singles blog, its not for everyone but having a partner or having someone that really wants to be with you is massive confidence boost. And on my blog i have matched up a couple already, and that gives me a good feeling inside.So yeah im loving myself at the moment and not hating myself, Its a nice feeling.

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So today one of my long term ex girlfriends gets married today. That’s 2 of my long term ex’s that are now married. My first girlfriend cheated on me countless times with countless people, and the other one was emotional abusive, in fact she is one of the worst people i have ever met. So how did they end up being happily married and i cant seem to find someone that will go out with me? How does that work?  Or did they both affect me to the point where i w dont want to be with someone because im worried i will get done over again. And now because im over thinking it, it becomes my fault that i let them do what they did to me. I have had not had a long term relationship since 2007, i had a couple of short term girlfriends but nothing solid. And i have spoken to a few people through here, and i was really into a couple of girls (separate from each other) but they just dont want to know. When i first joined tumblr i spoke to someone in Canada, she seemed to really get me, but she was in Canada and she decided she couldn’t talk to me no more.   I have tried speed dating, and online dating and nothing. I will be lucky if i get a response on any website. So what is it im doing wrong? Is it my looks, my personality? Something is glaringly obviously wrong i just cant see what it is. Sorry for the massive post, just felt like I need to just talk.
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So today one of my long term ex girlfriends gets married today. That’s 2 of my long term ex’s that are now married. My first girlfriend cheated on me countless times with countless people, and the other one was emotional abusive, in fact she is one of the worst people i have ever met. So how did they end up being happily married and i cant seem to find someone that will go out with me? How does that work?  Or did they both affect me to the point where i w dont want to be with someone because im worried i will get done over again. And now because im over thinking it, it becomes my fault that i let them do what they did to me. I have had not had a long term relationship since 2007, i had a couple of short term girlfriends but nothing solid. And i have spoken to a few people through here, and i was really into a couple of girls (separate from each other) but they just dont want to know. When i first joined tumblr i spoke to someone in Canada, she seemed to really get me, but she was in Canada and she decided she couldn’t talk to me no more.   I have tried speed dating, and online dating and nothing. I will be lucky if i get a response on any website. So what is it im doing wrong? Is it my looks, my personality? Something is glaringly obviously wrong i just cant see what it is. Sorry for the massive post, just felt like I need to just talk.

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(I want to remain as anonymous as possible, which is why I’m using my backup email for this and using a fake name, Matt.)
So I’m Matt, I’m 19 years old, and I’m from British Columbia. Basically what I want to talk about is bullying and body image.
In high school I got bullied a lot for my weight and size. I’m also REALLY freakin tall, 6’7” in fact. I got picked on and whatnot by everyone, but I don’t want to focus on the negatives. I want people to know that your size is YOUR business, which also means that it is NOBODY ELSE’S (except maybe your doctor).
You can’t say “I called this person fat because I’m concerned for their health” because YOU DON’T KNOW what their health is like. Yeah, I’ve got a bit of a gut, but I could always still function the same as anyone else, and more importantly, my doctors have always told me I’m just fine. Whenever someone calls me fat, I just say to them “I’m good enough for myself. I’m sorry if I don’t meet your standards” (sarcastically of course).
A question you might have is “why is he naked?” Well, I see nudity on this blog, so I’m not concerned about breaking any rules. Also, a great thing for someone to do to respect their body image more is think of people naked. Seriously. Nobody’s perfect, and you need to understand that even if there is that one person who everyone likes, they’ve got the same parts as you. Maybe they have scars, maybe they have stretch marks, maybe they have birth marks. Whatever the case, it’s easy to find comfort in the fact that nobody’s perfect.
Also, if you’re offended by the human body, you probably shouldn’t be following this blog.
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(I want to remain as anonymous as possible, which is why I’m using my backup email for this and using a fake name, Matt.)

So I’m Matt, I’m 19 years old, and I’m from British Columbia. Basically what I want to talk about is bullying and body image.

In high school I got bullied a lot for my weight and size. I’m also REALLY freakin tall, 6’7” in fact. I got picked on and whatnot by everyone, but I don’t want to focus on the negatives. I want people to know that your size is YOUR business, which also means that it is NOBODY ELSE’S (except maybe your doctor).

You can’t say “I called this person fat because I’m concerned for their health” because YOU DON’T KNOW what their health is like. Yeah, I’ve got a bit of a gut, but I could always still function the same as anyone else, and more importantly, my doctors have always told me I’m just fine. Whenever someone calls me fat, I just say to them “I’m good enough for myself. I’m sorry if I don’t meet your standards” (sarcastically of course).

A question you might have is “why is he naked?” Well, I see nudity on this blog, so I’m not concerned about breaking any rules. Also, a great thing for someone to do to respect their body image more is think of people naked. Seriously. Nobody’s perfect, and you need to understand that even if there is that one person who everyone likes, they’ve got the same parts as you. Maybe they have scars, maybe they have stretch marks, maybe they have birth marks. Whatever the case, it’s easy to find comfort in the fact that nobody’s perfect.

Also, if you’re offended by the human body, you probably shouldn’t be following this blog.

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(at this point I am anticipating reactions to those who read this, mixed positive and nervous as fuck :/ )
Okay so I have been on SHYB a lot and it has given me a lot of confidence, I have even followed a few bloggers as well.
I have never had a flat stomach, well as a small kid yeah, but never when i got older. All through school I was bullied mostly because I am gay, I guess people figured it out. It made me really self conscious of myself, I hated the fact that I was/am gay, so I literally forced myself to become attracted to girls, for about 9-10 months now I have finally come to terms with being gay, it has been so fucking difficult, but I have done it.
The next thing I am tackling is my body issues, I am 6 ft 3, and I weigh 16 stone (i am in the UK and do not know the US equivalent) I am naturally big boned, i got mostly muscley type flesh and a bit of fat. no matter how hard I worked out, no matter how healthy I ate, my body stayed the same, well, most of the time anyway. I have given up on working out for the time being (when it becomes a literal problem I will deal with it then) I read about girls on SHYB blog and some of them relate to my very own issues and/or what I have gone through with my body.
When I was about 15-16 I just ate loads and loads of chocolate, for example id have 4 12 packs of Twix bars, 3 packets of another choc bar, an entire choc cake and anything covered in chocolate, that was in ONE DAY, because I was being teased by family, id say friends but I went through school without any, literally I went all through school without any friends in any way shape or form. I didn’t make my first friend until 4 years ago when I moved out into a place of my own :)
I too have self harmed, starved myself, hated myself, but for what, so I could fit into a certain box? so I could get others approval? I agree with those that say it is difficult, theres no denying it .. BUT the fight is well worth it, I know that for sure. I have tackled accepting that I am gay, that took 11 years but I did it :) positive mind prevails hateful mind.
My biggest insecurity has been my stomach and I have realised that I should not be self conscious of it, I should be fucking proud of it :D I used to hide away from skin tight clothes (mostly t-shirts and hoodies) but now I wear them happily :)
You are beautifulYou are stronger than you give yourself credit forYou are a good personYou are NOT uglyYou are NOT worthlessYou deserve to be happy and you deserve to be respected and respected.
I treat others as I wish to be treated in return. :) I treat people with respect, love, caringness (its totally a word lol) and I am here for you, all you got to do is Inbox me :D I will happily listen, I will happily be your friend (if you want) as I enjoy meeting new people and hearing about what YOU got to say :D
I thank you so much for taking time to read this, thank you :)
ps : I love my stomach ^_^ (tummy love)
xxxxxx
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(at this point I am anticipating reactions to those who read this, mixed positive and nervous as fuck :/ )

Okay so I have been on SHYB a lot and it has given me a lot of confidence, I have even followed a few bloggers as well.

I have never had a flat stomach, well as a small kid yeah, but never when i got older. All through school I was bullied mostly because I am gay, I guess people figured it out. It made me really self conscious of myself, I hated the fact that I was/am gay, so I literally forced myself to become attracted to girls, for about 9-10 months now I have finally come to terms with being gay, it has been so fucking difficult, but I have done it.

The next thing I am tackling is my body issues, I am 6 ft 3, and I weigh 16 stone (i am in the UK and do not know the US equivalent) I am naturally big boned, i got mostly muscley type flesh and a bit of fat. no matter how hard I worked out, no matter how healthy I ate, my body stayed the same, well, most of the time anyway. I have given up on working out for the time being (when it becomes a literal problem I will deal with it then) I read about girls on SHYB blog and some of them relate to my very own issues and/or what I have gone through with my body.

When I was about 15-16 I just ate loads and loads of chocolate, for example id have 4 12 packs of Twix bars, 3 packets of another choc bar, an entire choc cake and anything covered in chocolate, that was in ONE DAY, because I was being teased by family, id say friends but I went through school without any, literally I went all through school without any friends in any way shape or form. I didn’t make my first friend until 4 years ago when I moved out into a place of my own :)

I too have self harmed, starved myself, hated myself, but for what, so I could fit into a certain box? so I could get others approval? I agree with those that say it is difficult, theres no denying it .. BUT the fight is well worth it, I know that for sure. I have tackled accepting that I am gay, that took 11 years but I did it :) positive mind prevails hateful mind.

My biggest insecurity has been my stomach and I have realised that I should not be self conscious of it, I should be fucking proud of it :D I used to hide away from skin tight clothes (mostly t-shirts and hoodies) but now I wear them happily :)

You are beautiful
You are stronger than you give yourself credit for
You are a good person
You are NOT ugly
You are NOT worthless
You deserve to be happy and you deserve to be respected and respected.

I treat others as I wish to be treated in return. :) I treat people with respect, love, caringness (its totally a word lol) and I am here for you, all you got to do is Inbox me :D I will happily listen, I will happily be your friend (if you want) as I enjoy meeting new people and hearing about what YOU got to say :D

I thank you so much for taking time to read this, thank you :)

ps : I love my stomach ^_^ (tummy love)

xxxxxx

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You know, to look at your own body and see the opposite of what people consider “female beauty” is very hard. We have to exercise our minds everyday in order to understand that what our culture presents as a “perfect body” is a foolish and empty concept. To love and accept ourselves requires lots of practice. We need to observe our mirror and see beauty in something that we had always considered “ugly”. It is a truly values transgression (the same values that are already wrong). And when I finally could detach myself from those values was amazing! My body was the same, but finally I looked at the mirror and saw a perfect body. Each cellulite, each stretch mark, each piece of skin… everything makes my body be what it is. And it’s mine! I’ve done this film to try to show everyone that my shapes can be “beauty” and so can yours.


I’m not very good with words, but I hope my images can touch you and make you realize that there is no problem being who you are.

The title is in portuguese and it means “Twisted Mirror” and I hope you can untwist yours too.

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/EspelhoTorcido

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My whole life growing up, my family and other people have told me I was fat. And in their mind fat equals disgusting. I remember my father telling me I would never find a girlfriend because I was fat. (Turns out he was right, I’m gay.) The rest of my family was all really skinny for the most part, and I was constantly harassed for not being skinny like them. 
My parents shamed me in to new diet fads that never really worked. My dad constantly shamed me regarding everything I did, and so did my siblings.
It further reinforced my negative mindset when other kids would “tease” me about it. “Tease” just meant having a license to strip away someones dignity under the guise of “just having fun, don’t take it so seriously”. 
In other words, I have a hecka lot of baggage to work through.
I had been improving my self image over the past year, when a friend made a comment jokingly about me being fat.
It stopped me in my tracks and triggered me until I felt like that scared ashamed 10 year old all over again. After a lot of tears and time I managed to shrug it off. After that incident my friends tried to  affirm me and tell me I was beautiful. It didn’t really work, but it did ease the sting.
To me, friends that affirm you as beautiful have the biggest positive impact on your self image.
I still can’t see myself as beautiful in the mirror, but every day my friends, Dana, Kate, Luke, (and many more) keep on chipping away at my bad self image.
I couldn’t love them more.
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My whole life growing up, my family and other people have told me I was fat. And in their mind fat equals disgusting. I remember my father telling me I would never find a girlfriend because I was fat. (Turns out he was right, I’m gay.) The rest of my family was all really skinny for the most part, and I was constantly harassed for not being skinny like them. 

My parents shamed me in to new diet fads that never really worked. My dad constantly shamed me regarding everything I did, and so did my siblings.

It further reinforced my negative mindset when other kids would “tease” me about it. “Tease” just meant having a license to strip away someones dignity under the guise of “just having fun, don’t take it so seriously”. 

In other words, I have a hecka lot of baggage to work through.

I had been improving my self image over the past year, when a friend made a comment jokingly about me being fat.

It stopped me in my tracks and triggered me until I felt like that scared ashamed 10 year old all over again. After a lot of tears and time I managed to shrug it off. After that incident my friends tried to  affirm me and tell me I was beautiful. It didn’t really work, but it did ease the sting.

To me, friends that affirm you as beautiful have the biggest positive impact on your self image.

I still can’t see myself as beautiful in the mirror, but every day my friends, Dana, Kate, Luke, (and many more) keep on chipping away at my bad self image.

I couldn’t love them more.

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