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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TRIGGER WARNING: EATING DISORDER / NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE / SELF HARM
It’s been maybe 3-4 months since I started recovering from my anorexia. I never had a problem with my body, in fact, I loved my body. I started taking birth control and saw that I gained a little weight on it (I weighed 110 at this point, I was only 4’10). I felt a little down so I decided to eat healthier. Unfortunately, eating a salad once a day didnt change much. Shortly I realized that I could drop those pounds quickly unless I drastically changed my calorie intake. For months upon months I would eat 0-500 calories a day plus exercise. I started seeing results but still was not satisfied. I soon lost my period, got bruised everywhere, and my hair started to fall out. Badly. I passed out all of the time and all of this led to me to isolation and depression. I was mean, I never went out anywhere, and I was crazy if I was around food. I began to purge at that point, and I would take about 10 laxatives every day. I destroyed my intestines and now using the bathroom is a struggle. I dropped down to 89 lbs and decided I wanted to try to stop. Of course, I relapsed about a week in and purged, but I was determined. I raised my calorie intake up to a recovering number (what a nightmare that was), and exercised only for a short time a day. I am now back up to a healthy weight and still gaining. My hair has stopped falling out and my period came back. Sure, I’m obviously a lot larger than I was a few months ago, but I feel a million times better. This is a recent photo of me enjoying my curves :)
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TRIGGER WARNING: EATING DISORDER / NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE / SELF HARM

It’s been maybe 3-4 months since I started recovering from my anorexia. I never had a problem with my body, in fact, I loved my body. I started taking birth control and saw that I gained a little weight on it (I weighed 110 at this point, I was only 4’10). I felt a little down so I decided to eat healthier. Unfortunately, eating a salad once a day didnt change much. Shortly I realized that I could drop those pounds quickly unless I drastically changed my calorie intake. For months upon months I would eat 0-500 calories a day plus exercise. I started seeing results but still was not satisfied. I soon lost my period, got bruised everywhere, and my hair started to fall out. Badly. I passed out all of the time and all of this led to me to isolation and depression. I was mean, I never went out anywhere, and I was crazy if I was around food. I began to purge at that point, and I would take about 10 laxatives every day. I destroyed my intestines and now using the bathroom is a struggle. I dropped down to 89 lbs and decided I wanted to try to stop. Of course, I relapsed about a week in and purged, but I was determined. I raised my calorie intake up to a recovering number (what a nightmare that was), and exercised only for a short time a day. I am now back up to a healthy weight and still gaining. My hair has stopped falling out and my period came back. Sure, I’m obviously a lot larger than I was a few months ago, but I feel a million times better. This is a recent photo of me enjoying my curves :)

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[trigger warning for self harm/depression]
I’ve been self-harming since I was 12. No one ever saw the cuts, so no one knew. It wasn’t until after High School that things escalated and I finally got some help. That was almost 4 years ago. Depression is, as many of you know, like a sink hole. There’s no way to predict where it will show up and when it does it sucks you down into the earth where nothing can reach you.
The scars down the length of my thighs have always been a source of embarrassment for me. My therapist says they’re battle scars, and I’m working so hard to see them as such. I want to get to the point where I can wear shorts in any situation and not worry about what to say to people when they ask. 
This is something I’ve lived through. This is something that is a part of me. And this is something you can live through, too. You just have to accept the battle.
http://clarice-snarling.tumblr.com
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[trigger warning for self harm/depression]

I’ve been self-harming since I was 12. No one ever saw the cuts, so no one knew. It wasn’t until after High School that things escalated and I finally got some help. That was almost 4 years ago. Depression is, as many of you know, like a sink hole. There’s no way to predict where it will show up and when it does it sucks you down into the earth where nothing can reach you.

The scars down the length of my thighs have always been a source of embarrassment for me. My therapist says they’re battle scars, and I’m working so hard to see them as such. I want to get to the point where I can wear shorts in any situation and not worry about what to say to people when they ask. 

This is something I’ve lived through. This is something that is a part of me. And this is something you can live through, too. You just have to accept the battle.

http://clarice-snarling.tumblr.com

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arineat:

rapunzelie:

sb5ive:

rapunzelie:

new undies: cute stretchmarks: also cute

No no no and NO stretch marks are never cute!! wtf too lazy to go get some cocoa butter and use it daily? We all have stretch marks but we can get rid of it.. People should take care of themselves and if cocoa butter didnt work for you make an appointment for a laser stretch mark removal dont be a lazy ass

hey quick question: what’s your fuckin damage

1) I used cocoa butter every day during BOTH of my pregnancies and guess what? IT DID NOTHING. Cocoa butter isn’t some all-powerful, skin-healing, elasticity-restoring, miracle stretch mark cream. At best it helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks by a tiny bit. And I mean a TINY bit. 2) THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH STRETCH MARKS. Literally EVERYONE has them from one thing or another (though severity really is down to genetics). Why should someone spend money trying to alter their perfectly natural body with a laser? To please assholes like you? How about you get the fuck over it. And hey, while you’re at it, maybe do a little self-reflection and consider why someone else’s acceptance of their body bothers you so much.

arineat:

rapunzelie:

sb5ive:

rapunzelie:

new undies: cute
stretchmarks: also cute

No no no and NO stretch marks are never cute!! wtf too lazy to go get some cocoa butter and use it daily? We all have stretch marks but we can get rid of it.. People should take care of themselves and if cocoa butter didnt work for you make an appointment for a laser stretch mark removal dont be a lazy ass

hey quick question: what’s your fuckin damage

1) I used cocoa butter every day during BOTH of my pregnancies and guess what? IT DID NOTHING. Cocoa butter isn’t some all-powerful, skin-healing, elasticity-restoring, miracle stretch mark cream. At best it helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks by a tiny bit. And I mean a TINY bit.

2) THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH STRETCH MARKS. Literally EVERYONE has them from one thing or another (though severity really is down to genetics). Why should someone spend money trying to alter their perfectly natural body with a laser? To please assholes like you? How about you get the fuck over it. And hey, while you’re at it, maybe do a little self-reflection and consider why someone else’s acceptance of their body bothers you so much.

After my most recent check up at the doctor’s office, I found out that I had gained 10 pounds in the past year. I was never entirely pleased with the way I look and the news caused me to begin obsessing over trying to lose weight. I like my curves but back and belly fat were always something I wanted to get rid of.
I was reluctant to post this picture on my Instagram because my back wasn’t cut and lean and there were a few “rolls.” But then I realized that all that doesn’t matter. I am beautiful regardless and wanting to get rid of excess fat is a good goal to have but, I shouldn’t let it affect how I feel about my body at this very moment. Self love is extremely important and I’m glad that I no longer allow the media to make me feel like something is wrong with my body because it doesn’t look a certain way.http://l0vedom.tumblr.com
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

After my most recent check up at the doctor’s office, I found out that I had gained 10 pounds in the past year. I was never entirely pleased with the way I look and the news caused me to begin obsessing over trying to lose weight. I like my curves but back and belly fat were always something I wanted to get rid of.

I was reluctant to post this picture on my Instagram because my back wasn’t cut and lean and there were a few “rolls.” But then I realized that all that doesn’t matter. I am beautiful regardless and wanting to get rid of excess fat is a good goal to have but, I shouldn’t let it affect how I feel about my body at this very moment. Self love is extremely important and I’m glad that I no longer allow the media to make me feel like something is wrong with my body because it doesn’t look a certain way.
http://l0vedom.tumblr.com

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kristenfights:

Stretch Mark Appreciation Post

No, unfortunately I’m not a Mom yet (but, Bless all of you lucky women that are)

This is the result of rapid weight gain and corticosteroid use causing me to gain as well as unhealthy eating and a sedentary lifestyle (no exercising ever and a job where I was at a desk all day), the steroid thinning my skin. I have stretch marks and loose skin everywhere.

I don’t regret them, I love them, they are my battle wounds, my tiger stripes, my reminder of how far I’ve come and what my body is capable of doing! 

You better believe my stretch marks aren’t stopping me from rocking a bikini this year!

Your stretch marks are your tiger stripes and you earned them, you are beautiful, every single part of you, including your stretch marks!

randomlancila:

I refuse to be ashamed of the body I have. I refuse to hide my “morbid” obesity—there is nothing morbid about the life this body holds. Each part of my body has been caressed by lovers, hugged by children, photographed, kissed, held close, and adored. There is so much power here and no amount of hate or faux concern will ever take that away from me. My body is my body. It is not a moral compass, a battleground, nor should it be radical. My body is a political statement whether I choose for it to be or not. My body is my temple and I will worship at it.
BBW/PORN BLOGS, DO NOT REBLOG THIS. YOUR GENITALS IN A MEAT GRINDER WOULD MAKE A LOVELY BURGER.

randomlancila:

I refuse to be ashamed of the body I have. I refuse to hide my “morbid” obesity—there is nothing morbid about the life this body holds. Each part of my body has been caressed by lovers, hugged by children, photographed, kissed, held close, and adored. There is so much power here and no amount of hate or faux concern will ever take that away from me. My body is my body. It is not a moral compass, a battleground, nor should it be radical. My body is a political statement whether I choose for it to be or not. My body is my temple and I will worship at it.

BBW/PORN BLOGS, DO NOT REBLOG THIS. YOUR GENITALS IN A MEAT GRINDER WOULD MAKE A LOVELY BURGER.