{body positive} When what’s in the mirror doesn’t match what’s in your mind

Today it’s my pleasure to feature a guest post by Tiana Dodson, a coach and friend who writes about “being fat and winning at life by forgoing the old school belief that you have to be thin to live well and … Continued

{body positive quotes} you tasted as many as you could

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on … Continued

{body positive quote} your feelings are valid

  “You are strong. Your feelings are valid. Your memory is trustworthy. If you feel hurt, you have been hurt. If you feel angry, someone has upset you. Your lived experiences are your own — and you have every right … Continued

{body positive quote} beginning to be free

“The man who sweats under his mask, whose role makes him itch with discomfort, who hates the division in himself, is already beginning to be free.” – Thomas Merton, “Why Alienation is for Everybody” Today I ask you this: What … Continued

{body positive quotes} never apologize for the space you occupy

“Shoutout to all my girls who are bigger than, taller than, or weigh more than their boyfriends and feel subconscious about it bc our society puts so much emphasis on girls needing to be Less Than boys in every single … Continued

{body positive quotes} you don’t have to be attractive

  “You don’t have to be more attractive. You don’t have to be attractive at all. You don’t have to attract anyone or anything. You are not a magnet, damn it. You can make anyone love you (trust me) but … Continued

{body positive quotes} hating your body won’t make you thin

Hating your body won’t make you thin, and being thin won’t make you stop hating your body. People choose to lose weight for many reasons, but they consistently report that weight loss didn’t make them happy. (In fact, body shame … Continued