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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katiescarlettspeaks:

Recovery looks like affirmations instead of self harm

Even when it would much easier to go the other way

Loving your body takes hard work sometimes, and we have to remind ourselves every day how powerful, wonderful and inspiring it is that we’re here surviving and moving forward.

<3 

Let’s keep trying our hardest to stop hating our bodies and learn to accept the skin we’re in, and maybe eventually LOVE IT!

START A REVOLUTION: STOP HATING YOUR BODY

You are not your body...

just-a-skinny-boy:

Your body is the precious house in which your soul resides. Tearing it down or burning it to the ground will only make you homeless, vulnerable, and afraid.

Instead, take some time to build yourself up. Clean the windows of your perspective and let the sunshine of beauty in this world shine in.

Empty the garbage in your mind by ridding yourself of rotten negative thoughts.

Paint the walls of your memories with new experiences or knowledge.

Decorate the rooms of your heart with positive thoughts, joyful people, and intense passion.

Be a better you from the inside out, instead of breaking yourself from the outside going in. You deserve to love yourself.

You deserve to feel at home.

katiescarlettspeaks:

The wonderful Blogger/Youtuber meghantonjes faced a lot of praise this week for her recent response to Instagram removing one of her photos! She responded with grace and told Instagram exactly what she thought of their removal of her booty photo, but the ignoring of thousands of other booties attached to bodies that are “allowed to be displayed publicly”. If you’d like instagram to be a place where all bums of any size can share the love, feel free to join her today and post a pic with the hashtag #bootyrevolution! 
Social media is a new booming place of acceptance, and sometimes it needs to be hit head on in the face of adversity! If you want to see more of the Meghan story check out her youtube video HERE
This booty belongs to: katiescarlettspeaks
#BOOTYREVOLUTION

START A REVOLUTION! STOP HATING YOUR BODY!

katiescarlettspeaks:

The wonderful Blogger/Youtuber meghantonjes faced a lot of praise this week for her recent response to Instagram removing one of her photos! She responded with grace and told Instagram exactly what she thought of their removal of her booty photo, but the ignoring of thousands of other booties attached to bodies that are “allowed to be displayed publicly”. If you’d like instagram to be a place where all bums of any size can share the love, feel free to join her today and post a pic with the hashtag #bootyrevolution! 

Social media is a new booming place of acceptance, and sometimes it needs to be hit head on in the face of adversity! If you want to see more of the Meghan story check out her youtube video HERE

This booty belongs to: katiescarlettspeaks

#BOOTYREVOLUTION

START A REVOLUTION! STOP HATING YOUR BODY!

stopchasingclouds:

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SPRING INTO SELF LOVE!!!

Hello my lovelies! This month I’ve decided to run a contest to help spread some light and hopefully encourage you all to love yourselves a little more! The goal for the month of May is to spread some SELF LOVE SELFIES! The winner will receive a beautiful faux leather journal with a gold inscription that says “Love Often”, as well as a selection of Fierce Warrior Stickers as well as your choice of motivational print from SWEET PEONY PRESS!

Here are the RULES:

1) Post a selfie on instagram/tumblr 

2) Caption the selfie with your favourite inspirational quote of the moment!

3) TAG IT! Use the hashtag #springintolove and tag me @ katiescarlettspeaks on instagram or @ stopchasingclouds here on tumblr! 

4) Follow my tumblr, twitter, facebook, youtube and instagram.

This contest is open internationally as well so don’t be afraid to enter! Bonus entries are applied for anyone who reblogs this photoset as well.

If you have any questions ask away! RUNS TILL THE END OF MAY

(Source: katiescarlettspeaks)

stopchasingclouds:

My daughter will grow to know that her worth comes from HER and not some convoluted ideal that was constructed to destroy her!
I think having to change your intake and monitor what you consume for health reasons/illness/allergies etc is important, and if your life requires that then of course do what you need to do to fuel yourself and keep your mind and body happy and healthy.
BUT- #NoDietDay is a direct attack on the beauty industry and their advances to tell us we&#8217;re WRONG, INVALUABLE, REPLACEABLE and NOT WORTHY. No Diet Day is a revolution to start loving our bodies, and our minds and tell those who try to deter us that we ARE MORE POWERFUL.

START A REVOLUTION! STOP HATING YOUR BODY!

stopchasingclouds:

My daughter will grow to know that her worth comes from HER and not some convoluted ideal that was constructed to destroy her!

I think having to change your intake and monitor what you consume for health reasons/illness/allergies etc is important, and if your life requires that then of course do what you need to do to fuel yourself and keep your mind and body happy and healthy.

BUT- #NoDietDay is a direct attack on the beauty industry and their advances to tell us we’re WRONG, INVALUABLE, REPLACEABLE and NOT WORTHY. No Diet Day is a revolution to start loving our bodies, and our minds and tell those who try to deter us that we ARE MORE POWERFUL.

START A REVOLUTION! STOP HATING YOUR BODY!


stopchasingclouds:
positivity, encouragement and love

Sometimes we let life bog us down and day after day it just gets harder and harder. Make changes in the little things and give yourself some daily positivity to get yourself out of a funk. Little wall decals of inspirational quotes, bright colourful room decor, a good playlist that gives you life.
Don&#8217;t let daily &#8220;Blah&#8221; feelings bog you down- keep striving for positivity and love in all aspects of your lives! -Katie

stopchasingclouds:

positivity, encouragement and love

Sometimes we let life bog us down and day after day it just gets harder and harder. Make changes in the little things and give yourself some daily positivity to get yourself out of a funk. Little wall decals of inspirational quotes, bright colourful room decor, a good playlist that gives you life.

Don’t let daily “Blah” feelings bog you down- keep striving for positivity and love in all aspects of your lives! -Katie

rickyleerichards:

Hey guys so here it is finally my Short Film created by Jimmy Lin & help from my Canadian family and myself

'Lost In Translation' 

Thank you for all the support, re-blog and leave me all the comments for me, 

LOVE YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT 

Rickyrichardstv

Sometimes our dreams become lost in translation with all that we fight with daily: work, school, social lives, beauty standards etc.

Stop looking to the future or dwelling on the past, live fully in the moment and be the best you that you can be in this day. You will move mountains! - Katie

This was a difficult picture to take, because even though I did like this new bathing suit - I haven’t worn a swimsuit in public in a long time- and I haven’t been out on a beach in over 4 years without being totally covered in a tshirt and shorts.
For the first time in almost 3-4 years I bared my scarred thighs, shoulders, and arms for everyone to see. I had my big but and thighs partying along the shoreline, I laid out however I wanted not caring about what position I was in and how I looked and if I looked “bad”. I just was- and tried to live as effortlessly as I could for a couple days… It’s not easy- and I’m not saying I’m totally confident with the way that I looked/look… but baby steps people. Baby steps.
- Katie
START A REVOLUTION- STOP HATING YOUR BODY!

This was a difficult picture to take, because even though I did like this new bathing suit - I haven’t worn a swimsuit in public in a long time- and I haven’t been out on a beach in over 4 years without being totally covered in a tshirt and shorts.

For the first time in almost 3-4 years I bared my scarred thighs, shoulders, and arms for everyone to see. I had my big but and thighs partying along the shoreline, I laid out however I wanted not caring about what position I was in and how I looked and if I looked “bad”. I just was- and tried to live as effortlessly as I could for a couple days… It’s not easy- and I’m not saying I’m totally confident with the way that I looked/look… but baby steps people. Baby steps.

- Katie

START A REVOLUTION- STOP HATING YOUR BODY!

stopchasingclouds:

You know, as I was walking through the mall today I saw this young girl and she just had me laughing and laughing. She was about 6, and dancing through the corridors as if she were the star of a disney animation- brilliant. Later through the journey to Sephora I saw another young girl, about 12 looking through the windows of a fancy jewelry shop- she had the most stunning red hair.
I couldn’t figure out what made me so sad when I thought about them later this evening, and you know what it was? It was the constant flow of compliments flooding through my head for these girls, yet for myself I’ve had nothing nice to say for a long while- I’m sure this is something many can relate to.
The girls in the photos above are all me, but why is it okay to be so in love with the girl in the top photos, yet when I see myself now I’m annoyed? You would never be cruel to the girl you used to be with big cheeks, cute ideas and a mind of her own- but growing up the way we do seems to give us permission to be awful to ourselves now.
We need to look at ourselves as if we were the young precious children we used to be- still are in so many ways. We all deserve happiness and kindness, and it should always start from within.
Love yourself- Katie Scarlett

stopchasingclouds:

You know, as I was walking through the mall today I saw this young girl and she just had me laughing and laughing. She was about 6, and dancing through the corridors as if she were the star of a disney animation- brilliant. Later through the journey to Sephora I saw another young girl, about 12 looking through the windows of a fancy jewelry shop- she had the most stunning red hair.

I couldn’t figure out what made me so sad when I thought about them later this evening, and you know what it was? It was the constant flow of compliments flooding through my head for these girls, yet for myself I’ve had nothing nice to say for a long while- I’m sure this is something many can relate to.

The girls in the photos above are all me, but why is it okay to be so in love with the girl in the top photos, yet when I see myself now I’m annoyed? You would never be cruel to the girl you used to be with big cheeks, cute ideas and a mind of her own- but growing up the way we do seems to give us permission to be awful to ourselves now.

We need to look at ourselves as if we were the young precious children we used to be- still are in so many ways. We all deserve happiness and kindness, and it should always start from within.

Love yourself- Katie Scarlett