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 submitted in a long time and even though I thought I was in a good place the last few times I did submit, I am now even better…This just proves that you can always improve our attitude towards anything…yourself, your life etc. I started kickboxing this year and yeah it has helped me change my body on the outside but also I have become amazed at the things my body can do and all i can think is fuck yeah my body is so strong and capable just the way it is :) 
Keep staying strong! Every day is a new step into loving yourself :) 
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I haven’t submitted in a long time and even though I thought I was in a good place the last few times I did submit, I am now even better…This just proves that you can always improve our attitude towards anything…yourself, your life etc. I started kickboxing this year and yeah it has helped me change my body on the outside but also I have become amazed at the things my body can do and all i can think is fuck yeah my body is so strong and capable just the way it is :) 

Keep staying strong! Every day is a new step into loving yourself :) 

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TW: Self Harm
Once upon a time, I wasn’t happy with who I was. When I looked in the mirror, I wondered if anyone would ever be able to love me. If anyone took my picture, I would demand it to be deleted. I would pinch my belly, and yell at it for being bigger than those of others. I would slice lines into my thighs wishing that they would get the hint and shrink to a ‘respectable' size.
Years have passed and I am sad now looking back on how I thought of myself. I realize now that my body is not play-dough to be molded, but a warm cocoon for my soul to nestle inside. I wish I had realized it sooner, because in the end, the one I really needed that love from was myself. It’s been a long road, but I can finally say that I love myself and my body. So, here is a picture for all of you. Because I am here and I want to show the world how strong and beautiful I am.
Love yourself. Respect yourself. You are the only you in this entire world. And the world is better for having you in it.
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TW: Self Harm

Once upon a time, I wasn’t happy with who I was. When I looked in the mirror, I wondered if anyone would ever be able to love me. If anyone took my picture, I would demand it to be deleted. I would pinch my belly, and yell at it for being bigger than those of others. I would slice lines into my thighs wishing that they would get the hint and shrink to a ‘respectable' size.

Years have passed and I am sad now looking back on how I thought of myself. I realize now that my body is not play-dough to be molded, but a warm cocoon for my soul to nestle inside. I wish I had realized it sooner, because in the end, the one I really needed that love from was myself. It’s been a long road, but I can finally say that I love myself and my body. So, here is a picture for all of you. Because I am here and I want to show the world how strong and beautiful I am.

Love yourself. Respect yourself. You are the only you in this entire world. And the world is better for having you in it.

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

So earlier this summer I wore a crop top for the first time EVER, and I think I have the tumblr community solely to thank for this. I follow a lot of body positive blogs (including this one!) and it’s so nice seeing women of all different shapes and sizes rocking all sorts of outfits and looking cute and fierce doing so! It has motivated me to look at my body in a more positive light. I even bought another crop top to wear before fall hits! Yeah, I am trying to lose a bit of weight, and I also have days where I look at my body and I’m like “ughhhh” (who doesn’t?). But I also am trying to like and enjoy my body for what it is right now, and admire it for what it can do. That’s probably one of my favorite things about working out; each day I get a little stronger, I can run a little farther, I can go a little longer, and I’m like “Yooooo, my body’s pretty amazing actually” :)
My blog: http://misscurvybooty.tumblr.com
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So earlier this summer I wore a crop top for the first time EVER, and I think I have the tumblr community solely to thank for this. I follow a lot of body positive blogs (including this one!) and it’s so nice seeing women of all different shapes and sizes rocking all sorts of outfits and looking cute and fierce doing so! It has motivated me to look at my body in a more positive light. I even bought another crop top to wear before fall hits! Yeah, I am trying to lose a bit of weight, and I also have days where I look at my body and I’m like “ughhhh” (who doesn’t?). But I also am trying to like and enjoy my body for what it is right now, and admire it for what it can do. That’s probably one of my favorite things about working out; each day I get a little stronger, I can run a little farther, I can go a little longer, and I’m like “Yooooo, my body’s pretty amazing actually” :)

My blog: http://misscurvybooty.tumblr.com

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Hi, I’m Gabriella and I’m seventeen - I submitted here three years ago. I’ve changed a lot in those three years, and have come leaps and bounds in my progression towards loving myself completely.
I still struggle with disliking my body, I still struggle with trying to fit in, and I still struggle with my past ed’s trying to catch up with me.
My focuses for the past year or so have been mainly on removing toxic people from my life, because I’ve had so many people try and manipulate me, and on loving myself.
It started out as fake confidence, calling myself a goddess, beautiful, wonderful, amazing, perfect even. Every day, jokingly, to other people.
And then I had started keeping track of what I called “body positive days” which are exactly what they sound like. I could smile at myself, and I could appreciate myself, I could call myself beautiful and actually believe it.
I’m nearly nine months since I last self harmed and even though it has been a fight tooth and nail to keep myself clean, I’m still making it through.
I did admittedly change things so that I became more confident - such as the style of clothes I wear. The outfits I choose now make me more comfortable and feel prettier. I cut all of my hair of June despite so many people telling me to not, and I feel so incredibly cute with it.
And even though I’ve come so far, I still have bad days, because who doesn’t? But I’m almost at the point where the positive days are outweighing the bad, and I’ve never been more proud of myself.
My tumblr - a-pretty-story
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Hi, I’m Gabriella and I’m seventeen - I submitted here three years ago. I’ve changed a lot in those three years, and have come leaps and bounds in my progression towards loving myself completely.

I still struggle with disliking my body, I still struggle with trying to fit in, and I still struggle with my past ed’s trying to catch up with me.

My focuses for the past year or so have been mainly on removing toxic people from my life, because I’ve had so many people try and manipulate me, and on loving myself.

It started out as fake confidence, calling myself a goddess, beautiful, wonderful, amazing, perfect even. Every day, jokingly, to other people.

And then I had started keeping track of what I called “body positive days” which are exactly what they sound like. I could smile at myself, and I could appreciate myself, I could call myself beautiful and actually believe it.

I’m nearly nine months since I last self harmed and even though it has been a fight tooth and nail to keep myself clean, I’m still making it through.

I did admittedly change things so that I became more confident - such as the style of clothes I wear. The outfits I choose now make me more comfortable and feel prettier. I cut all of my hair of June despite so many people telling me to not, and I feel so incredibly cute with it.

And even though I’ve come so far, I still have bad days, because who doesn’t? But I’m almost at the point where the positive days are outweighing the bad, and I’ve never been more proud of myself.

My tumblr - a-pretty-story

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I struggled with anorexia and depression all throughout High School. I was in a very dark place that seemed impossible to escape. However, after meeting positive people in college and discovering group exercise I learned to FUEL my body for my workouts, not deprive it as punishment.
For those who are struggling with eating disorders please know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel - keep pushing forward toward your goals and I promise you’ll come out happy and healthy.
Now, as a confident, genuinely happy, curvier girl I invite all of us women to take this challenge. We ALL deserve to feel beautiful with where we are right now. Post a photo on Instagram that you feel beautiful in (does not have to be a selfie, can be a photo with friends or family etc) and copy paste this caption:
Body Positivity (n): loving and accepting your body at any size. I nominate (nominate three people) to post photos that they feel beautiful in. Rock what ya got ladies! And remember to hashtag #bodypositivegirl.
Remember that you are beautiful, limitless and strong!
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I struggled with anorexia and depression all throughout High School. I was in a very dark place that seemed impossible to escape. However, after meeting positive people in college and discovering group exercise I learned to FUEL my body for my workouts, not deprive it as punishment.

For those who are struggling with eating disorders please know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel - keep pushing forward toward your goals and I promise you’ll come out happy and healthy.

Now, as a confident, genuinely happy, curvier girl I invite all of us women to take this challenge. We ALL deserve to feel beautiful with where we are right now.

Post a photo on Instagram that you feel beautiful in (does not have to be a selfie, can be a photo with friends or family etc) and copy paste this caption:

Body Positivity (n): loving and accepting your body at any size. I nominate (nominate three people) to post photos that they feel beautiful in. Rock what ya got ladies! And remember to hashtag #bodypositivegirl.

Remember that you are beautiful, limitless and strong!

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

I feel like this is a great video to support self love! Just thought I’d share it with you all too. 

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