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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Don’t let self-doubt hold you back! When I was younger I had the same insecurities about auditioning, “they will not hire me because I am not thin”, and although currently the mainstream tv/film industry mainly casts female leads who are thin, things are getting better. It’s hard for the women in between typical “character sizes”, (heck it’s a hard industry for women PERIOD, all sizes) but not impossible. Fight for that visibility, it can’t happen if everyone is too discouraged to even audition, better to have tried than to have not tried at all, Get out there! Be seen! Be proud! Acting is about telling truth, telling stories about real people, and real people come in all shapes and sizes! -Annie

Don’t let self-doubt hold you back! When I was younger I had the same insecurities about auditioning, “they will not hire me because I am not thin”, and although currently the mainstream tv/film industry mainly casts female leads who are thin, things are getting better. It’s hard for the women in between typical “character sizes”, (heck it’s a hard industry for women PERIOD, all sizes) but not impossible. Fight for that visibility, it can’t happen if everyone is too discouraged to even audition, better to have tried than to have not tried at all, Get out there! Be seen! Be proud! Acting is about telling truth, telling stories about real people, and real people come in all shapes and sizes! -Annie

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*TRIGGER WARNING: EATING DISORDER*
I’m on the slow path of recovery from anorexia and bulimia, and I couldn’t be happier with my body at the moment. I can still feel my ribs and my spine just beneath my skin, but I’m gaining weight on my thighs and bum. It’s absolutely wonderful to see my body looking so healthy!
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

*TRIGGER WARNING: EATING DISORDER*

I’m on the slow path of recovery from anorexia and bulimia, and I couldn’t be happier with my body at the moment. I can still feel my ribs and my spine just beneath my skin, but I’m gaining weight on my thighs and bum. It’s absolutely wonderful to see my body looking so healthy!

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

bradleyamurray:

Harlem on the rise by Bradley Murray 

Stylist: Marcus Ivory 

Model: Shaya Ali

MUA: Ber Amos

girlonthegowithafro:

I know I’ve already posted this dress, but I am literally obsessed with it!

Dress-Forever 21 Plus

Boots- JC Penney

Lipstick- NYX Matte

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louisemk:

My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”

This is important

(Source: adamakara)

We’re always so militant with our bodies. Cutting into it with surgical steel and filling it with toxins we don’t recognize. Loving our bodies is more than liking what’s in the mirror. It’s a conscious effort to accept what you have and treat it with love. I’m getting there. 
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

We’re always so militant with our bodies. Cutting into it with surgical steel and filling it with toxins we don’t recognize. Loving our bodies is more than liking what’s in the mirror. It’s a conscious effort to accept what you have and treat it with love. I’m getting there. 

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!