“As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.”Kate Winslet (via barbieandken)
“The size of your jeans does not determine your value as a person. In some stores, I’m a 2. In others, a 6. I’m wearing size 8 shorts now. I’m the same person in these 8’s as I am in the 2’s.”Something that took me way too long to realize. (via all-good-usernames-are-taken)
Everything you love is here
RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN: Repeat after me: Be more critical of the media, be less critical of yourself.
Why spend your time nit picking in the mirror? Why not question the track that brought you to this point? WHY ARE YOU SO CRITICAL OF YOUR BODY? There are a number of reasons, but for now, let’s just look at one. Why not question the media/advertising? Use that energy that you use to criticize your reflection, to change the world, before focusing so much on changing your body.
Sometimes I have a hard time believing that beautiful images involve me.
Other times, I can’t understand why I would ever doubt it.
I really appreciate the message this video sends out. We NEED more of this in today’s media. And although we have a long way to go, I feel as thought the body positive+self acceptance community is starting to slowly break thru and make a mark in our media.
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this is fucking adorable
I will wear what I want.
I will get tattoos if I want.
I will wear makeup if I want.
I will dye my hair if I want.
I will pierce whatever I want.
I will shave what I want.
I will lose weight if I want.
I will gain weight if I want.
I will have sex if I want.
Stop telling me what to do with my body because I’m a girl.