I am going to take weight loss ads and redraw them to be body positive. Instead of encouraging you to drop pounds, they will celebrate dropping our body shame and fat hate! It was satisfying to take a message I have been assaulted with since the holidays and transform it into something I am in love with.
~Rachele, The Nearsighted Owl
You have to love yourself just the way you are right now. Regardless of whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, get a boob job, get a tattoo, however you might want to change your body, know that what you have right now is still a good body & deserves to be loved & cared for. To quote Ragen Chastain, “No one ever hated themselves healthy.” This goes for those of us with mental illness & other disabilities, too. Being outside the norm does not mean you are any less deserving of love & respect, from yourself & others.