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The FIRST thing we need to do to become more body positive is decide that we deserve better. We ALL deserve better than a life spent at war with our own bodies. And if you're still thinking 'well body positivity is great for other people but not for ME! I still need to change xyz about my body then I'll start being body positive' – start now. You deserve it now. You are good enough now. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 Art is part of @frizzkidart's amazing affirmation series, go and check it out! ✨
Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼
A message to anyone who’s ever been afraid to sit down and show the world how their stomach folds. Anyone who’s been afraid that their thighs expanding on a seat might make someone see them differently. Anyone who’s said they’re not hungry when they are so that they don’t have to eat in front of others. Anyone who’s worn shapewear that makes them sweat and chafe or bras that leave red welts on your skin but make you look ‘better’ to the outside world: You are never required to make yourself uncomfortable for the comfort of others. Stop sacrificing your needs. Stop putting yourself last. Stop forcing your body to be something it’s not to be more visually pleasing to others- you are not here for them. You don’t need to apologise for your body in any way, not with your words or your actions, your clothes or your food choices. Let your body be, let yourself live in it, and never be afraid of those belly rolls, they are beautiful. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 Photography by @gracehillphotoMermaiding by @runawaydays ✨
See the BBC story, “One woman’s journey from anorexia to body positivity,” here.