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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Parallel Magazine is a new British feminist magazine. We’re currently working on the first issue, due January 2015. Parallel is going to be a new women’s magazine that focuses on life through a feminist lens. Aimed at late teenage to young adult women, Parallel hopes to be a magazine that can introduce young women to the concept of feminism through the use of informative articles, which will work alongside references to modern pop culture i.e. music, films, fashion, and art. It will hope to subvert the format of modern celebrity-centric and fashion-oriented magazines in order to discuss relevant issues in modern society, like body positivity.
Parallel will be liberating, and empowering. It will talk about activism and achievements. It will feature strong women who are really making a difference in this world. It will be intersectional in its content, discussing race, gender, sexuality, and disability. The key aim of Parallel is to initiate feminist discussion within mainstream society.  
What can I do?
In order to get the magazine published, we need a readership, and that starts with you. The first issue is due to be released in January 2015, so effectively your donations will be acting as pre-orders for the magazine. You can either pre-order one issue, or buy a year’s subscription. Each option comes with the choice of no goodie bag, a small goodie bag, or a large goodie bag. For anyone interested in advertising, forming a partnership, or sponsoring us, we would prefer you to contact us before donating any money as we do have terms and conditions. The email address can be found below.
You can also get directly involved in several different ways.
Submissions:
Our first issue is open for submissions on the theme of “Liberation”, and we will accept anything from artwork to creative writing to articles to reviews.
Features:
We are currently looking to talk to/feature/review the following people/groups/events:
Female bands/musicians and/or upcoming album releases/gigs
Female art collectives and/or upcoming exhibitions
Feminist activist collectives
Feminist community groups
Independent feminist films
Feminist zines
Events:
If you have an event you’d either like us to review, or add to our events listing page, please send us an email.
I am #unashamedlyfeminist because…
To show your support to the magazine, send us photos or videos of yourself explaining why YOU are #unashamedly feminist. Your photo or video will be featured on our social media sites, including our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 
Sponsor us or partner up with us:
If you want to sponsor us or form a partnership, please send us an email!
To get involved with any of the aforementioned subjects, please email us at parallelmageditor@gmail.com PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR KICKSTARTER AND REBLOG!

Parallel Magazine is a new British feminist magazine. We’re currently working on the first issue, due January 2015. 
Parallel is going to be a new women’s magazine that focuses on life through a feminist lens. Aimed at late teenage to young adult womenParallel hopes to be a magazine that can introduce young women to the concept of feminism through the use of informative articles, which will work alongside references to modern pop culture i.e. music, films, fashion, and art. It will hope to subvert the format of modern celebrity-centric and fashion-oriented magazines in order to discuss relevant issues in modern society, like body positivity.

Parallel will be liberating, and empowering. It will talk about activism and achievements. It will feature strong women who are really making a difference in this world. It will be intersectional in its content, discussing race, gender, sexuality, and disability. The key aim of Parallel is to initiate feminist discussion within mainstream society.  

What can I do?

In order to get the magazine published, we need a readership, and that starts with you. The first issue is due to be released in January 2015, so effectively your donations will be acting as pre-orders for the magazine. You can either pre-order one issue, or buy a year’s subscription. Each option comes with the choice of no goodie bag, a small goodie bag, or a large goodie bag. For anyone interested in advertising, forming a partnership, or sponsoring us, we would prefer you to contact us before donating any money as we do have terms and conditions. The email address can be found below.

You can also get directly involved in several different ways.

Submissions:

Our first issue is open for submissions on the theme of “Liberation”, and we will accept anything from artwork to creative writing to articles to reviews.

Features:

We are currently looking to talk to/feature/review the following people/groups/events:

  • Female bands/musicians and/or upcoming album releases/gigs
  • Female art collectives and/or upcoming exhibitions
  • Feminist activist collectives
  • Feminist community groups
  • Independent feminist films
  • Feminist zines

Events:

If you have an event you’d either like us to review, or add to our events listing page, please send us an email.

I am #unashamedlyfeminist because…

To show your support to the magazine, send us photos or videos of yourself explaining why YOU are #unashamedly feminist. Your photo or video will be featured on our social media sites, including our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Sponsor us or partner up with us:

If you want to sponsor us or form a partnership, please send us an email!

To get involved with any of the aforementioned subjects, please email us at parallelmageditor@gmail.com 

PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR KICKSTARTER AND REBLOG!



Trigger Warning: eating disorders
So ive wanted to do this for a long time, but I was scared. Scared of what people would think, say, feel. But I have a story to tell and I think its time I told it.
So my names Savannah, when I was 17 years old I developed Anorexia with Bulimic Tendencies, Through extensive counseling and a 58 day stay at a treatment center called Remuda Ranch I was able to curb my urges and get back to a healthy lifestyle. The bio in my blog is currently 10 months Eating Disorder free. But thats not true. Because while you mat not be partaking in behaviors, once this disease controlls you your never tuly free of it. BUT THATS NOT THE POINT!! The point is pushing past the voices, feelings, hurt, and negative thoughts. I will never be 100% free of Anorexia because through the hard times Ive been able to become someone new. Someone free! I also suffer from SH but its getting better and I dont partake in it anymore! My scars dont define me, they show me what I dont want to become again! Thanks for reading:)
- Savannah xx
follow me if youd like support in your journey back to a healthy life
http://daylight-shiningthrough.tumblr.com
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!!

Trigger Warning: eating disorders

So ive wanted to do this for a long time, but I was scared. Scared of what people would think, say, feel. But I have a story to tell and I think its time I told it.

So my names Savannah, when I was 17 years old I developed Anorexia with Bulimic Tendencies, Through extensive counseling and a 58 day stay at a treatment center called Remuda Ranch I was able to curb my urges and get back to a healthy lifestyle. The bio in my blog is currently 10 months Eating Disorder free. But thats not true. Because while you mat not be partaking in behaviors, once this disease controlls you your never tuly free of it. BUT THATS NOT THE POINT!! The point is pushing past the voices, feelings, hurt, and negative thoughts. I will never be 100% free of Anorexia because through the hard times Ive been able to become someone new. Someone free! I also suffer from SH but its getting better and I dont partake in it anymore! My scars dont define me, they show me what I dont want to become again! Thanks for reading:)

- Savannah xx

follow me if youd like support in your journey back to a healthy life

http://daylight-shiningthrough.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!!

Hello lovely people! I always love submitting here because of everyone’s positive and generous comments :) 
I’ve been having trouble loving myself recently as I’ve ended up gaining a lot of weight in a short amount of time. The journey to self love is hard but giving myself a little wink in the mirror each day and telling myself positives rather than negatives has definitely helped me!
Come say hi! acciopositivity.tumblr.com
xoxoxoxoxo
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Hello lovely people! I always love submitting here because of everyone’s positive and generous comments :) 

I’ve been having trouble loving myself recently as I’ve ended up gaining a lot of weight in a short amount of time. The journey to self love is hard but giving myself a little wink in the mirror each day and telling myself positives rather than negatives has definitely helped me!

Come say hi! acciopositivity.tumblr.com

xoxoxoxoxo

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Even though many people have pointed out that I am a slim girl, I still feel insecure about my body but it wasn’t until I took this picture did I finally get some confidence about my body :) (age 19)
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Even though many people have pointed out that I am a slim girl, I still feel insecure about my body but it wasn’t until I took this picture did I finally get some confidence about my body :) (age 19)

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Okay so when I’m high I think I’m so pretty. That’s why I love Mary Jane she makes me so comfortable in my skin. So when I’m high I usually take really confident pictures of myself like the ones above, but I’ve never actually gone through with posting them. So right now I’m posting them so people see how happy I am in my skin. I learned to love every piece of me. It’s okay to be happy with who you are. They say the one who is confident in her skin is sexy but that one who doesn’t know she’s sexy is Beautiful. Well I say fuck that! We need to be confident, this is the skin we were born in too and the skin we’re growing old in so let’s enjoy being who we are! If any of you ever need to talk or simply someone to listen, i’m here crazycrush.tumblr.com
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION! 

Okay so when I’m high I think I’m so pretty. That’s why I love Mary Jane she makes me so comfortable in my skin. So when I’m high I usually take really confident pictures of myself like the ones above, but I’ve never actually gone through with posting them. So right now I’m posting them so people see how happy I am in my skin. I learned to love every piece of me. It’s okay to be happy with who you are. They say the one who is confident in her skin is sexy but that one who doesn’t know she’s sexy is Beautiful. Well I say fuck that! We need to be confident, this is the skin we were born in too and the skin we’re growing old in so let’s enjoy being who we are! If any of you ever need to talk or simply someone to listen, i’m here crazycrush.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION! 

chubby-bunnies:

I felt okay wearing just a swimsuit for the last four-week vacation. Still not brave enough to attempt a fatkini but I think I looked pretty good.
Back in the cold UK and in need of some sun. Come say ‘Hiyaaa’?
fat-thighs-and-blue-eyes.tumblr.com

chubby-bunnies:

I felt okay wearing just a swimsuit for the last four-week vacation. Still not brave enough to attempt a fatkini but I think I looked pretty good.

Back in the cold UK and in need of some sun. Come say ‘Hiyaaa’?

fat-thighs-and-blue-eyes.tumblr.com

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 :) 
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

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 :) 

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!