"If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach."
— Maya Angelou (via alovefromabove)
"You almost have to step outside yourself and look at you as if you were someone else you really care about and really want to protect. Would you let someone take advantage of that person? Would you let someone use that person you really care about? Or would you speak up for them? If it was someone else you care about, you’d say something. I know you would. Okay, now put yourself back in that body. That person is you. Stand up and tell ‘em, “Enough!"
— Queen Latifah (via hopeinmotion)
"For me, self-acceptance is the notion that I am not fundamentally wrong because of my history or physical body.
It’s the realization that I am fundamentally right because I am neither my history nor my body.
It’s the choice to recognize my humanity just as I recognize and respect the humanity of others."
— Rosie Molinary (via anatomy-of-recovery)
You are fine.
your body is yours and no one else’s. Don’t let others judge you based on their own standards.
Do not listen to what society says about your body, they don’t own you.
Everyone has the right to love themselves at any size.
Fat does not equal worthless, stupid, ugly or anything else negative.
Skinny does not equal eating disorder, ugly, worthless either.
Every body is beautiful and every body should be loved and appreciated.
All body types welcome. It’s all about loving yourself! Help it get started by following and submitted photos and text!