Repost from @bodyposipanda using @repostregramapp - i know, i know, easier said than done. how do you go out into the sunlight when you've spent so long thinking that you're not deserving of it?
to start with, we need to stop believing that our bodies exist in the world just to be looked at by other people. our bodies are not lifeless objects, we're not inanimate pieces of art hanging in a museum for people to gaze at and critique. our bodies are for doing. how they look on the outside isn't the purpose of the design.
when we go to the beach and bare our skin we're not there to be visually appealing to others. we're there to make memories. the dimples on our thighs or whether another beach go-er disapproves of our size is irrelevant. it's not why we're there. being aesthetically pleasing is not the purpose of our existence.
the lesson we learned so long ago, that how we look is the most important thing about us, is wrong. we are not a number on a scale or the texture of our skin. we are not a list of disposable body parts that need to be changed. we are not the judgements that other people make about our outer shells. we are more. always were, always will be. we've just been made to forget it.
Repost from @bodypositiveteen using @repostregramapp - some important things to remember.
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