just because a product exists that can change something about you that society says is ugly does not mean you have an obligation to use it. 

nor does using that product guarantee you happiness with your appearance. 

loving your body comes from internal changes, not just external. and happiness with your body can’t be bought.

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Saturday, 28th June
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

ew people are the worst.  stretch marks are 100% natural and you can get them for all sorts of totally normal reasons. and they are hella cute! my stretch marks are one of my favorite parts of my body. fuck anyone who says they need to be gotten rid of.

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

ew people are the worst.  stretch marks are 100% natural and you can get them for all sorts of totally normal reasons. and they are hella cute! my stretch marks are one of my favorite parts of my body. fuck anyone who says they need to be gotten rid of.

(via move-on-and-live-life)

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Saturday, 28th June
lastnightsreading:

Elizabeth Gilbert at St. Joseph’s College, 6/24/14

lastnightsreading:

Elizabeth Gilbert at St. Joseph’s College, 6/24/14

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Saturday, 28th June

I am perfect. Maybe not your perfect, but I am my perfect.

(Source: bee-ell-tea)

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Saturday, 28th June

Anonymous said: In the middle of this year I felt like I was doing really good, I was making lots of friends and I had an awesome group of great friends. Then some of my BFFs started not liking my new best friends I was making so it was kinda hard, they got better and now I feel like all my old friends and new friends are better friends with each other then they are with me. I also lost a couple of friends cuz of some conflicts we had. Idk I'm just feeling shitty and like I have no friends,sorry for bothering u

You’re absolutely not bothering me.

I’m not sure how helpful I can be except to say that we’ve all felt friendless at one time or another, and it can be really lonely and hard. But old friends are always popping out of the woodwork and new friends are always right around the corner. And sometimes when we feel most alone, it’s a good time to show ourselves some extra tender love and care. So if you’re sitting at home feeling blue, do something nice for yourself. <3

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Saturday, 28th June

Anonymous said: Can we talk about white girls? I feel like these days we're just as stereotyped and looked down on as girls of color

This is a joke right?

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Saturday, 28th June

discoveringmore said: OK, so idk if this has been asked before, but do you have any suggestions for helping someone who doesn't realize they have a self destructive body image issues? How could I open the subject up without seeming accusatory?

A great & easy way to do this is just to start talking about body positivity, particularly as it has impacted you. Like if they don’t know anything about the body pos movement, just being like, “Hey do you know about this? It’s kind of this push to love yourself inside and out. It’s been totally awesome for me! It’s helped me love [insert specific thing about yourself] that I didn’t before and it’s made me feel so happy!” And if they know about it, you can say a similar thing.

Opening up about your own struggles can also be helpful. Sometimes when we have bad body image we feel like we’re the only ones, or that everyone else is really pretty except us (a lie from the bad body image) and if we just looked like them, we’d adore ourselves. So it can be helpful to hear others say, “Sometimes I’ve really hated how I looked. I really didn’t like myself,” and acknowledge that it’s an issue they’ve dealt with too.

You can even say, “Hey I still struggle with this sometimes. Do you?” and if they acknowledge they do you can say, “Let’s try to help each other with this!”

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Friday, 27th June

Anonymous said: Do you know of any blogs that promote body positivity for nonbinary people? The other anon asking about blogs or posts for men made me want to ask. Thank you!

I struggled to find blogs that were specifically body positivity for only non-binary trans folks, but here’s what I found:

Fat Genderqueers

Not specifically body positive, but good resources: The Non-Binary Safe Space especially their positive things tag, Fuck Yeah Transitioning Genderqueers, Genderqueer Pride, Genderqueer Positivity, & Genderqueer Identities (this blog has SO many resources)

Here are some that are primarily non-binary folks submitting photos of themselves/primarily image blogs: Fuck Yeah Non-Binary Fats, Non Binary Cuties, Hell Yeah Non-Binary Selfie Culture, Genderqueer

Same but not non-binary specific: Trans* Body Pride, DMAB Delightful, F Yeah Trans Fashion (a fashion blog but you might dig it), F Yeah Androgyny

And another primarily image (not non-binary specific) blog is Genderrific run by my dear pal Kaethe.

The tag nonbinary positivity might also be a tag you’re interested in.

And you might enjoy the Trans* Enough Project.

Apologies if any of these have problematic content as I’m not very familiar with all of them. 

And folks should feel free to reblog with more blogs!

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Friday, 27th June
trans-matters:

Don’t let body parts define you. 

Follow us on twitter @ twitter.com/Trans_Matters

~Trans* Matters

Source: queerascat.tumblr.com

trans-matters:

Don’t let body parts define you.

Follow us on twitter @ twitter.com/Trans_Matters

~Trans* Matters

Source: queerascat.tumblr.com

(via sillylittleleopardgirl)

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Friday, 27th June

Anonymous said: I love your blog, and just you in general, tbh. maybe we should also talk about the guys too? I know it's not common, but there are guys with eating problems and body issues. after all, feminism is about equality, right? love you! keep being positive.💕

While I do sometimes specifically talk about men on here and more frequently, talk about body positivity and self-love in totally non-gendered terms because I strongly believe people of all genders need body positivity, I wanna point out a few things.

There are other blogs which cater specifically to men. Here are just a few.

If you’re a man and you want more body positive blogs that cater to men, make one! As a man you have far more power and privilege than I do to create positive change for yourself. Use your power for good to create your own really awesome spaces instead of asking women to change women-centered spaces to cater to you.

Why is this primarily a women-centered space? Well for one thing I’m a woman. I write from my own perspective and experiences. And those experiences have involved a lot of misogyny causing my body negativity. So it’s a personal goal to address that and make the world better and safer for other women. And ultimately all people. But I do centralize women. Because misogyny doesn’t get talked about enough. Because in a world that favors and privileges men in all things, sometimes women need to be centralized. 

(And I like to think, because I’ve been told this by folks of all genders, that general discussions of body positivity and self love, even when women are featured or the writers, DO positively impact people who aren’t women)

So while I think conversations about men and body positivity are totally important, I think they’re less important in women centered-spaces. I think they should be happening elsewhere, and that men should be leading them. Especially because so much of the negative stuff that harms men’s body images is actually created by other men.

So while this blog is for people of all genders, it centralizes women (and to the extent that I can be helpful as a cis person, non-binary folks too). And it’s gonna keep centralizing women. And I don’t that’s inequality.

But I again strongly encourage men who want more body positivity for men to make it. Use your privilege to carve out those spaces and help out your brothers. 

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Friday, 27th June

imperfecthope:

shoutout to trans girls who like to wear “masculine” clothes

shoutout to trans boys who like to wear “feminine” clothes

shoutout to non-binary people who like to wear clothing that people might see as gendered

shoutout to every trans and genderqueer person whose identity is fucking valid forever no matter what they wear or don’t wear

shoutout forever

(via sillylittleleopardgirl)

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Friday, 27th June

littlehell96:

omg haha you just made my day!! and you look amazing!!

(Source: findinganswersintheheart, via ed-free-maggie)

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Thursday, 26th June

bigbardafree:

shout out to chubby girls with small chests whose body type is never represented in posts about body positivity

(via sillylittleleopardgirl)

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Wednesday, 25th June


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