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This blog is body positive, gender positive, and sexuality positive.
There is nobody whose body does not belong on these pages. However, we still have submission guidelines; please read before submitting.
This is a celebration of self-love. All bodies are beautiful, amazing things and they contain beautiful, amazing people.
It should go without saying, but this is not a porn blog. These images are not sexual. If you can't comprehend that, you do not belong here.
Do not disrespect the people who have shared these pictures by misusing them.
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Hey! Thanks for asking. This blog is for everyone, especially to aid with recovery. Please feel free to submit!
We only ask that you keep things positive, don’t discuss weights/numbers, and preferably add trigger warnings (but we can do that if you don’t).
Sure, just sign out of Tumblr and visit the body-posi.tumblr.com/submit page, and it’ll be anonymous.
hey, i don’t think there’s such a thing as a dumb question as long as you’re not coming here with some fat-shaming or hateful bullshit :)
FUCK FLATTERING is actually the first one i came across! it’s primarily about giving the finger to the idea that certain bodies should be dressed and displayed in certain ways.
it’s hard to really separate it from the others as they’re all very much linked. it’s about refusing to feel shame for taking up space, it’s about resisting the calls to hide “unsightly” body parts, it’s about rebelling against the idea that there is a particular way to dress to make up for perceived flaws.
it’s saying NO to rules about stripes being fattening (so what?)
it’s saying NO to only ever taking photos that hide chins and bellies that people should be proud of
it’s saying NO to wearing jeans and long-sleeved shirts in heatwaves to hide fat arms and thunder thighs
it’s saying NO to plus-sized clothes being either shapeless sacks or restrictive, shaping controlwear to disguise so-called “problem areas”
it’s saying NO to anybody who would tell you what to wear or how to exist
thank you so fucking much for this message <3
TW: Weight-gain, diet talk, body negativity
It’s not really a secret, but here: You don’t need to force your body to look different. You don’t need to look different. You don’t need to change your body.
If you eat whatever you want and stay the size you are, it’s a pretty clear message from your body that it’s the size it is meant to be.
Channel your energy into accepting this. Instead of making an effort to change your body, make an effort to change your perception. Your body is the way it is and that’s awesome.
Practice self love; practice looking at yourself and being happy with what you see. Put on nice clothes and check out your own ass. Appreciate the good things that come with your size - it’s easier and cheaper to find clothes for skinny people, for example.
Once more with feeling: you do not need your body to be any size other than the size it wants to be.
TW: Disordered Eating
I’m sorry that you feel that way. I understand how hard it can be when you look at yourself and you don’t like what you see. I would like for you to focus on what you are doing - you are recovering. That fact alone makes you strong, it makes you capable. The shape and size of your body is completely unrelated to your value as a person.
I’m sorry that you don’t see your body represented here. It is very difficult for us to reblog pictures that would be representative without worrying about triggering people. It’s also important to bear in mind that thin bodies are already strongly represented and worshipped in the media, while fat bodies are not; so most of the content here is designed to offset that.
With that said, I mean what I have said in writing “all bodies are welcome here.” You are encouraged to submit, as an act of self-care or to do your part to represent bodies like yours. While I’m reluctant to reblog pictures of thin bodies, I am much more reluctant to pass over a submission with a powerful message.
Shit.. I am so sorry. I wasn’t paying attention; You’re spot on. I’ve removed that post now.
Sincere apologies to anybody that submission offended.
I am really very flattered and pleased to have been helpful to you. Best wishes on your journey!
Thank you so much! This is a pretty awesome message to get.