OMG I just found heaven…
I took this picture last week, when I found myself becoming judgmental about my own body. I never knew how unhealthy an attitude such as this could be for someone, until I was finally exposed to the idea of body acceptance and positivity. I am trying my best to embrace this new attitude every day, and this is a part of that.
This is for when my mother told me I would be happier if I was skinnier, because beauty matters in your teenage years. This is for when my father told me I would have an easier time in the working world if I lost a few pounds. This is for my first few sexual experiences, which were stifled because I refused to take off all of my clothing. This is for all of the clothes that remained hung up in my closet because I felt too fat to be wearing them. This is for all of the times I hid in a bathroom stall to change during high school gym class. This is for every time I’ve said no to a food that I really wanted to eat. This is for when my girlfriend told me I was not someone she was proud to be with in public. This is for every time I have compared myself to another woman. This is for all of the days I have been trying to live up to a standard of beauty that should not even exist.
This is me accepting who I am. This is me finally realizing I am desirable emotionally and physically. This is me being fucking proud.
Everything about this, the photo, the commentary, your strength, your pride - everything about this is beautiful and utterly amazing <3
I must be writing an entire series then.