Sometimes I so dislike this body I’m in, or wish I could change parts of it, or resent its entire heavy awkwardness. But then sometimes, also, I am glad for all that it allows me to do…
I wondered at the kind of world we live in now where it is perfectly okay — in fact, encouraged — for young people to police and impose their judgements, no matter how seemingly harmless or childish or jokey, on each other’s bodies.
There is so much pleasure every day that our bodies are experiencing, and we miss it simply because we are living outside of our bodies instead of inside our experiences.
They campaigns us that every being — from the glossy, airbrushed model on the billboard to the woman who fights a battle every single day to find love for herself — deserves space and freedom to be seen and heard and loved for who she is.
The fight for body acceptance and body positivity cannot just be about an outright removal and ‘banning’ of skinny body types… or any body type. Here’s why.
Truth #1. You have permission to enjoy your body right now.
These women know what beauty is because they feel it and live it. They prove that when you feel it and live it, you look it. You ARE it.
Why the harm goes beyond this one poster and why, beneath all the noise and frenzy, we should listen to what the protestors are trying to say.
Can we please expand our conversations to talk about qualities beyond just what we look like? This is what these women are doing.