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TW: diet talk
Today was a rough day for me. I had to go out and try on some dresses for a dinner I’ll be going to for Easter. I needed something fancy and I couldn’t find anything that fit. It was awful. I felt fat and ugly, but then I started to look at all pictures of myself, I realized its ok to feel low about yourself once in awhile. Once I saw this picture I thought how beautiful I am. I think I begin to worry is because I am afraid I won’t fit in my wedding dress by my wedding and to be honest I am probably not going to. I keep trying to diet but my pills make me very hungry and gain weight. But you know what I am ok with it, I will get it resized and I know i know, my mom will be very angry at me, but this is my wedding and I will look damn beautiful that day.

TW: diet talk

Today was a rough day for me. I had to go out and try on some dresses for a dinner I’ll be going to for Easter. I needed something fancy and I couldn’t find anything that fit. It was awful. I felt fat and ugly, but then I started to look at all pictures of myself, I realized its ok to feel low about yourself once in awhile. Once I saw this picture I thought how beautiful I am. I think I begin to worry is because I am afraid I won’t fit in my wedding dress by my wedding and to be honest I am probably not going to. I keep trying to diet but my pills make me very hungry and gain weight. But you know what I am ok with it, I will get it resized and I know i know, my mom will be very angry at me, but this is my wedding and I will look damn beautiful that day.

veganpowers-activate asked
For your last anon: try - "Biting Anorexia" - Lucy Howard-Taylor. Also "Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery" by Lindsey Hall. I own a bunch of books about anorexia that are triggering, so be careful when looking. I also have a bunch on bulimia and binge-eating that are excellent and if anon wants to know what they are they can ask me ^_^

Thank you!!

ive had so many self esteem issues, self harm, eating disorders, and so on. ive never like myself or my body.
but as of recently ive had to look at things subjectively. and i have no idea what i was thinking my entire life. i have always been too tall, too small, and too smart. but all i saw was too short, too big, and too dumb. but i mean im okay. im alright and my back has always been my favorite part of my body and its just like, you see me in my natural state. and while i still see too big, its not nearly as much as i thought it was and a size 8 not a horrible size. neither is a size 2 or 28. we’re all beautiful. but we struggle
so im here okay, for everyone.

ive had so many self esteem issues, self harm, eating disorders, and so on. ive never like myself or my body.

but as of recently ive had to look at things subjectively. and i have no idea what i was thinking my entire life. i have always been too tall, too small, and too smart. but all i saw was too short, too big, and too dumb. but i mean im okay. im alright and my back has always been my favorite part of my body and its just like, you see me in my natural state. and while i still see too big, its not nearly as much as i thought it was and a size 8 not a horrible size. neither is a size 2 or 28. we’re all beautiful. but we struggle

so im here okay, for everyone.

Anonymous asked
i have been skinny my entire life i dont know why because i eat like a pig. but id kill to gain 20lbs to look plump where i need it (mostly in my thighs and butt area) if you have any websites or secrets please help me

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.

Anonymous asked
I see a lot of curvier girls here. People that "accept their bigger size." That is amazing and I'm happy for them but what about the other end? I'm recovering from anorexia and my body is gross and now. My bones stick out and my muscles are weak due to nalnutrition. I hate my body.

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.

TRIGGER WARNING: Disordered Eating, Self-Harm, Suicide

So… Hi:)

This is my fist submission, so i’m not quite sure what to write here..
I’m Emily, and i’m 16 years old. Since i was little, i was fat. A little bit overweight, yes, but kids can be really mean at that age, and so can grown ups. I have always been told ‘You are so pretty, if you could lose some weight you would be beautiful..’ My family wouldn’t understand how much it hurts, and i have been in diets since forever. No matter how smart i was, or how hard i tried, the ‘if you were thinner’ was always there.
I screwed up. I started smoking, cutting, purging, starving. Still, i wouldn’t be thinner. I tried to kill myself.
I couldn’t understand how could anyone call me pretty, when i hated myself.
I’m not gonna say i love myself everyday, and everything is beautiful. I’m taking small steps into recovery, and that includes loving myself. And even though i have my tough days, I am going to make it.

You can do it too, baby. You are beautiful.
And if you ever want to talk to me, my ask is always open.

dreams-of-p-a-r-a-d-i-s-e.tumblr.com 

TW: disordered eating
i have spent far too much time doubting myself and allowing my self-worth to be equal to what i look like, and going through the torturous cycle of starving, bingeing and purging and consequently making myself miserable when at the end of the day, doing those things does not make one happy. 
this is my body. it’s the only one i’ll ever have. either i learn to love it or i can spend the rest of my life denying myself all the delicious cake i would much rather eat. 

TW: disordered eating

i have spent far too much time doubting myself and allowing my self-worth to be equal to what i look like, and going through the torturous cycle of starving, bingeing and purging and consequently making myself miserable when at the end of the day, doing those things does not make one happy. 

this is my body. it’s the only one i’ll ever have. either i learn to love it or i can spend the rest of my life denying myself all the delicious cake i would much rather eat. 

TW: Disordered eating and weight-loss
I was always just so fucking obsessed with my weight. During my obsessive and miserable bouts with ~power weight loss~, I would take pictures of my concaving abdomen as a point a reference and still would not feel thin enough. so for years i’d stare myself, thinking I would feel like a goddess if I just lost X amount of pounds or maintained myself at 114 pounds—which, once achieved, I’d always consider ~way too high~ , and thought maybe ridding myself of ten more pounds would make me feel like a goddess spoiler: no amount of weight loss made me feel like one .so I’d gain again, I’d lose some, I’d gain some, etc. Basing the quality of my character on the amount of space my body occupied helped me, personally, to become nothing but a vapid turd. It was exhausting. HOWEVER, with the influence of so many many fant-effing-fabulous women who have taken it off and given an enormous FUCK YOU to the beauty standard— which tells us that we better damn well intend upon grating every inch of spilling skin and noticeable stretch on our bodies before we EVER dare consider our bodies worthy of the space they account for— I have also learned to give a giant FUCK YOU to that vapid turd inside me who would beg to be maintained at a total of 114 pounds. Well, even at 114 pounds I wouldn’t dare strip down to my bra and panties in a menstrual and bloated state while not only thinking that I’m a fucking worthy of my own being, but a god damn beautiful bitch to boot. I’m pretty sure that I’m somewhere between 140-150 lbs in my mighty stature of five feet and barely four inches. please forgive my horrible syntax. The wine and the hour have rendered me fuckless in my position as an editor and an editor’s daughter.    I might be chubs, and I might not suit the standard, but fuck the standard we’re fucking beautiful and we should damn well know it 

TW: Disordered eating and weight-loss

I was always just so fucking obsessed with my weight. During my obsessive and miserable bouts with ~power weight loss~, I would take pictures of my concaving abdomen as a point a reference and still would not feel thin enough. so for years i’d stare myself, thinking I would feel like a goddess if I just lost X amount of pounds or maintained myself at 114 pounds—which, once achieved, I’d always consider ~way too high~ , and thought maybe ridding myself of ten more pounds would make me feel like a goddess spoiler: no amount of weight loss made me feel like one .so I’d gain again, I’d lose some, I’d gain some, etc. Basing the quality of my character on the amount of space my body occupied helped me, personally, to become nothing but a vapid turd. It was exhausting. HOWEVER, with the influence of so many many fant-effing-fabulous women who have taken it off and given an enormous FUCK YOU to the beauty standard— which tells us that we better damn well intend upon grating every inch of spilling skin and noticeable stretch on our bodies before we EVER dare consider our bodies worthy of the space they account for— I have also learned to give a giant FUCK YOU to that vapid turd inside me who would beg to be maintained at a total of 114 pounds. Well, even at 114 pounds I wouldn’t dare strip down to my bra and panties in a menstrual and bloated state while not only thinking that I’m a fucking worthy of my own being, but a god damn beautiful bitch to boot. I’m pretty sure that I’m somewhere between 140-150 lbs in my mighty stature of five feet and barely four inches. please forgive my horrible syntax. The wine and the hour have rendered me fuckless in my position as an editor and an editor’s daughter.  
I might be chubs, and I might not suit the standard, but fuck the standard we’re fucking beautiful and we should damn well know it 

TW: DISORDERED EATING, SELF-INJURY
Hello. I don’t usually do things like this…I’m not really accustomed to body positive…well, I am. In regard to everyone else but myself, that is. Roughly three years ago, I struggled with a bout of anorexia that nearly claimed my life. Since then (my “recovery”, for all intended purposes) I’ve been in a constant sway of body image…ranging from quite positive and healthy (for me, anyway) to the utmost disturbing repulsion and hatred. I’m currently in the latter…episodically. I do not want to feel this way. I do not want to feel this shame and anger at my body or myself. I do not want to pt my laptop down just now and engage in self mutilation. I’m hoping very much doing this will help me…I can feel a large amount of pressure subsiding even as I type this. I’m trying very hard not to launch into the myriad apologies I’m accustomed to giving when I expose people to my body and myself. Instead, I’ll just apologize for this veritable wall of text…and perhaps the shitty photo quality. :)
xxx

TW: DISORDERED EATING, SELF-INJURY

Hello. I don’t usually do things like this…I’m not really accustomed to body positive…well, I am. In regard to everyone else but myself, that is. Roughly three years ago, I struggled with a bout of anorexia that nearly claimed my life. Since then (my “recovery”, for all intended purposes) I’ve been in a constant sway of body image…ranging from quite positive and healthy (for me, anyway) to the utmost disturbing repulsion and hatred. I’m currently in the latter…episodically. I do not want to feel this way. I do not want to feel this shame and anger at my body or myself. I do not want to pt my laptop down just now and engage in self mutilation. I’m hoping very much doing this will help me…I can feel a large amount of pressure subsiding even as I type this. I’m trying very hard not to launch into the myriad apologies I’m accustomed to giving when I expose people to my body and myself. Instead, I’ll just apologize for this veritable wall of text…and perhaps the shitty photo quality. :)

xxx