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Before And After Body Positivity

October 19, 2017

THE SECRET TO BODY POSITIVITY

Isn’t that what we all want to know?
Isn’t this why you are here, on my page, reading my captions?
You want to know what makes me so confident and why you can’t be the same?

Well I’ll tell you the secret… there is no secret.
Yes there are things to learn, and mindsets to shift but there is no “secret”.
There is no quick fix.
It’s a bunch of small baby steps that unfortunately you never got to see along the way because I didn’t have an Instagram account when I was going through them. In fact, Instagram didn’t exist. I was 15 when I was going through exactly what you are going through now.

It was just luck of the draw, that I went through it early. It is just lucky that I was so overwhelmed by diet culture that I screamed “STOP” younger.
I know most of you look at my page and want to be where I am now but to those of you who are new to this, please listen to me when I say
1) You are not going to get there overnight
2) You can not rush the process
3) It won’t be a linear uphill journey.
4) There will be somedays where you question if you made any progress whatsoever
5) It is worth it
6) The process is part of the fun.

Body positivity is an action. You do it ever single day. You do it when you stop yourself right before you are about to mention a diet. You do it when you intervene on body shaming. You do it when you look in the mirror and tell yourself how much you love you, even when you don’t want to. You do it when you stop a fat girl in the street to tell her how amazing she looks.

What you put into body positivity, you get out of it. This is not an online movement. This is a real life, let’s fucking accept everyone’s bodies and while we are at it, love ourselves movement.

Come join the fun! You’ll have a ball… and may occasionally ball your eyes out cause fuck it, it’s part of the journey! Body positivity will transform your life but it won’t eradicate all negative emotions. Ups and downs are life. It’s time we get used to the fact that both life and our bodies are NOT stagnant things and never will be! #ScarredNotScared

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