Body Loving Blogs

Socially constructed ideas of beauty lead several women to have serious self-confidence problems,  in many cases to mental and physical illness and perhaps to suicide. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to easily find anti-body shaming posts from people proud to be how they really are, not constantly worried about social acceptance and judgement. This kind of posts are frequently grouped on image sharing sites, such as the wide Tumblr platform, and are linked to personal blogs of body love and appreciation.

I Am Not A Number:

“Acceptance is one of the greatest challenges in life. This is a place of encouragement and support in learning to love ourselves.”

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“I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.”—<br />
Oprah Winfrey<br />

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“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”— <br />
Amy Bloom<br />



“Our mission: to love ourselves, every last inch! To support others, help build positive self esteem! This is The Body Peace Revolution! This is a place of encouragement, a place to talk about body image, a place for feeling beautiful.”

TRIGGER WARNING: Anorexia, Bulimia, Self-Harm, Mental Illness<br />
My name is Courtney, and I have been struggling with an eating disorder since I was 9 years old. It was then that I went on my first diet- and I have been in a constant cycle of anorexia and bulimia ever since. I also have chronic depression and anxiety, and I have a tendency to engage in self-harm along with my eating disorder. <br />
Yet, you look at my body and do not see the stereotypical “anorexic” appearance. I have been told by my peers that I was lying about my disease because I am not skin and bones. I haven’t been taken seriously, and this has made me avoid getting help for so many years because I have convinced myself that as I am not skin and bones, I am not “worthy” of help.<br />
And I’ve finally realized that’s a load of BS. I started treatment last week, and I’m ending the cycle starting now. <br />
This is my body. It isn’t perfect. And I have been struggling to feel comfortable in it for a majority of my life now- but it is beautiful. It has survived years of abuse, bullying, emotional turmoil, and my two legs that I’ve always hated so much have carried me onwards through my life no matter how much I tore myself down. I’m ready to accept myself and love myself for exactly who I am. <br />
Because I’m not just going to be another statistic, another victim of this thin-obsessed world.<br />
I’m going to be better than society. <br />
My URL: redheaded-love<br />

“This is my body. It isn’t perfect. And I have been struggling to feel comfortable in it for a majority of my life now- but it is beautiful.” Courtney

These are just two of the hundreds of blogs spread across the network, which are instances of hope and pride. They may help other people to have their own personal acceptance, first of all.