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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I haven’t been on this tumblr page in ages, and it’s really a shame. I love seeing all of the positive people loving themselves, and it really helps me to feel better about myself as well. I’ve struggled with my weight and self-confidence my entire life, and I still struggle to this day. However, I’ve come a long, long way in loving myself. Some days I still need reminders, but really I think I’m beautiful and have finally let myself wear what I want to wear and take pictures of myself whenever I think some part of me is looking particularly excellent. I used to think I wasn’t pretty enough to wear certain clothes or do certain things because I thought people would certainly judge me based on my weight. I hate that I spent any part of my life that way, because no one should! I’m beautiful, and so are you!If you ever want to chat, you can find me here: http://ridiculousaurusrawr.tumblr.comBE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

I haven’t been on this tumblr page in ages, and it’s really a shame. I love seeing all of the positive people loving themselves, and it really helps me to feel better about myself as well. I’ve struggled with my weight and self-confidence my entire life, and I still struggle to this day. However, I’ve come a long, long way in loving myself. Some days I still need reminders, but really I think I’m beautiful and have finally let myself wear what I want to wear and take pictures of myself whenever I think some part of me is looking particularly excellent. I used to think I wasn’t pretty enough to wear certain clothes or do certain things because I thought people would certainly judge me based on my weight. I hate that I spent any part of my life that way, because no one should! I’m beautiful, and so are you!

If you ever want to chat, you can find me here: http://ridiculousaurusrawr.tumblr.com

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One thing I am constantly working on is my confidence and accepting my body. So today, I wrote out two lists, one that said things about my body that I don’t care for (including my eczema, love handles, and tummy fat) and one including things that I do like (including my curvy hips, strong thighs, eyes, and relatively healthy body).
Having a healthy body greatly outweighs the things that I do not like about myself. Yes I have some fat that I do not care for, but I am healthy. I’m not overweight. Even though I do not have societies ideal body, I am beautiful and sexy.
I want to find myself beautiful no matter what weight I am, how many stretch marks or wrinkles I have, and how healthy I may or may not be.
I want to be so confident in myself that hopefully one day my future daughter will be confident in herself.
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One thing I am constantly working on is my confidence and accepting my body. So today, I wrote out two lists, one that said things about my body that I don’t care for (including my eczema, love handles, and tummy fat) and one including things that I do like (including my curvy hips, strong thighs, eyes, and relatively healthy body).

Having a healthy body greatly outweighs the things that I do not like about myself. Yes I have some fat that I do not care for, but I am healthy. I’m not overweight. Even though I do not have societies ideal body, I am beautiful and sexy.

I want to find myself beautiful no matter what weight I am, how many stretch marks or wrinkles I have, and how healthy I may or may not be.

I want to be so confident in myself that hopefully one day my future daughter will be confident in herself.

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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. 
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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. 

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For most of my life I’ve carried deep shame of my body, my sexuality, and my “”woman-ness”” or “lack of it”.
But today I say farewell to these feelings to make room for some new awesome ones<3
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For most of my life I’ve carried deep shame of my body, my sexuality, and my “”woman-ness”” or “lack of it”.

But today I say farewell to these feelings to make room for some new awesome ones<3

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Trigger Warning: mentions of diet, calories, bullying, disordered eating
Years of being picked on for my weight had really messed up my perspective on myself and life in general. All the hatred lead me to believe that there was really something wrong with how I looked. I wasn’t at all motivated until I realized that I needed to stop drowning myself in self pity and do something about it. At first, I’ll be honest, I did it to prove everyone wrong. I then became obsessed to become ‘skinny.’ That was my goal. I always knew that my body type was not that of a skinny persons’ but I tried as hard as I could and developed an eating disorder. I would eat 500 calories and burn off 400 every day. I was growing weak and tired and still was unsatisfied. It was a hard fight to win but eventually I realized I cannot be “perfect”, I only had to be myself. I started over and here I am. Trying each and every day to truly love myself. It’ll be hard but I know that I can get there.
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Trigger Warning: mentions of diet, calories, bullying, disordered eating

Years of being picked on for my weight had really messed up my perspective on myself and life in general. All the hatred lead me to believe that there was really something wrong with how I looked. I wasn’t at all motivated until I realized that I needed to stop drowning myself in self pity and do something about it. At first, I’ll be honest, I did it to prove everyone wrong. I then became obsessed to become ‘skinny.’ That was my goal. I always knew that my body type was not that of a skinny persons’ but I tried as hard as I could and developed an eating disorder. I would eat 500 calories and burn off 400 every day. I was growing weak and tired and still was unsatisfied. It was a hard fight to win but eventually I realized I cannot be “perfect”, I only had to be myself. I started over and here I am. Trying each and every day to truly love myself. It’ll be hard but I know that I can get there.

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!