People ask me why I wear this necklace. I tell them (and this is all true): I wear this necklace for a number of reasons. I wear it as a physical reminder of what I believe. I wear it to reaffirm my body positive days when I have them and to make my days body positive when that feels impossible. I wear it because, frankly, I like the necklace.
What I don’t usually share is perhaps the most important and certainly the most special reason. That is, every once in a short while when I’m walking to work, standing on the subway, or in any number of situations during which I am surrounded by strangers, I catch someone’s eyes flick downwards towards the necklace and back up again. I get to watch the words register by means of a smile that flashes across his or her face.
It is only ever a brief smile - maybe half a second. But those half seconds make me believe that we are connected by more than just our insecurities. We are also connected by our immediate and overwhelmingly - however brief - reaction to the idea that we are all beautiful.
Every body (is) beautiful.
whoa :o I love this so much
5’7 // 150s to <130 lbs
not a huge difference but i was unhappy before and had unhealthy habits. this was done through intuitive vegan eating, minimal exercise (just trying to stay active), and no dieting/restricting. i feel a lot better now. :)
there is a beautiful difference honey, you can be so proud of you <3
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
My fucking weakness. The relationship of a dog and a child. This is adorable. :’)
*applauds while sobbing*
Nooooo! You shouldn't eat too much fruit because it's really high in sugar and too much sugar will make you gain weight. Everything is good in moderation.
1. This isn’t true
2. Don’t tell me what I should do I didn’t ask for your opinion
3. I won’t stop eating fruit because it “will make me gain weight”. I eat for my physical and mental health not my appearance
4. I’m so tired of people thinking gaining weight is the worst thing that could happen to me
5. Unsolicited advice isn’t good even in moderation
Don’t comment on other people’s food unless they ask you for advice. It’s none of your business. And it can cause relapses if a person is struggling with food anyway. Or maybe this person has a healthy relationship with food so far and your comment makes this person think of good and bad food groups for the first time.
Don’t comment on other people’s weight. Is this the only freaking thing people are able to talk about? I know most people want to be nice when they say “hey you look good! Did you lose weight?” But you can say a billion other things instead. “You look beautiful/happy/healthy/glowing/relaxed… I like your dress/It makes me happy to see your beautiful face” etc.
So maybe we can learn to follow this simple rule: is it your plate and is the food on this plate going into your body? No? So it’s none of your business.
Is it your body that you’re about to comment? Are you about to say something about the weight of this body? Don’t. Grab the nearest sandwich and take the biggest bite, so you’re unable to speak.
Don’t comment on other people’s intake or weight.
That’s why I love Anna so much, because she KNOWS and UNDERSTANDS…. no need to say more.
I FOUND A BABY PINEAPPLE
Because it makes me happy :D