Ugly is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. A matter of taste, a whim, an eye, a beholder, an opinion, a spin, light crossing the frame, paint, projection. The moment. Context.Margaret Cho. (via newyorklipstick)
This photo, believe it or not, exposed practically everything on my body that I was once afraid of; my large nose, my flabby arms and thighs, and my round, chubby tummy.
They are not so scary to me anymore… at all.
It took me quite a while to get here, but it never would’ve happened if I didn’t make the conscious decision to stop hating my body, stop being afraid, stop worrying about what other people thought, and start living, start celebrating being alive!
Our bodies are our canvases, our shells, and within these shells we are glorious human beings who deserve love and respect and peace within ourselves.
Annie is such an amazing person. Be sure to check out her body positivity blog if you haven’t already! http://stophatingyourbody.tumblr.com/
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and personality is the same. Everyone is different, beautiful, unique and special and this photo shoot was done to prove just that!
Negativity will NOT HOLD US DOWN, WILL NOT TEAR AWAY OUR DREAMS, WILL NOT DESTROY US. WE WILL RISE ABOVE BULLYING, SELF HATE and WHAT THE MEDIA TELLS US TO BELIEVE!
Lots of people are afraid of aging because they think it will mean they’re less beautiful or sexy. When I’m older, I want to prove them wrong!