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  • Recently, I’ve been getting messages like:⠀
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“I’ve been working out consistently, but I haven’t been seeing any progress.”⠀
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“I try my best to eat healthy, but then I slip up and feel like everything is ruined.”⠀
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“I feel like I’ll NEVER be able to have my ideal body.”⠀
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Sound like you? Read on.⠀
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I’ll be honest with you all: change doesn't come easy, but it IS possible - for ANYONE. It’s not genetics. (Although some people have it a lot easier than others.) There is NOTHING “wrong” with you.⠀
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But, you ARE doing something wrong.⠀
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See, you may be working out consistently & eating healthy, but then, you end up PUNISHING yourself and destroying your self-worth whenever you “slip up”. It becomes this sick cycle that you feel you can never free yourself from.⠀
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Sound familiar? Believe me, I’ve been there.⠀
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Although you’re trying to make changes to your physical body, you still haven’t changed your MIND. And no matter how much you work out & eat healthy, if you're fostering an unhealthy relationship with food & exercise, you will NOT change. The true secret to lasting change is being able to harness all THREE - nutrition, fitness & mindset. And that last one is the most DIFFICULT piece of the puzzle.⠀
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You are not a failure because you made a mistake. You didn’t ruin your progress because you ate something unhealthy. You are not destined to look a certain way for the rest of your life. You’re just SABOTAGING yourself by believing it.⠀
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Forgive yourself for the slip-ups. Keep going despite the mistakes. Eventually, those good moments will start to outweigh the bad. You’ll pick up momentum. You’ll make better choices. You’ll be happier and more understanding with yourself. Soon, all of those good moments will add up to something incredible and you’ll look back at your journey and realize you had it within yourself all along.⠀
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All you had to do was TRUST the process, FORGIVE your mistakes and KEEP GOING, no matter what.⠀
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You can do it. I know you can.⠀
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PS - If you’re looking to finally take CONTROL of your health and fitness, I’d love to help you on your journey! Let’s talk! ⠀
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📧 larissanicolefitness@gmail.com⠀
  • Recently, I’ve been getting messages like:⠀

    “I’ve been working out consistently, but I haven’t been seeing any progress.”⠀

    “I try my best to eat healthy, but then I slip up and feel like everything is ruined.”⠀

    “I feel like I’ll NEVER be able to have my ideal body.”⠀

    Sound like you? Read on.⠀

    I’ll be honest with you all: change doesn't come easy, but it IS possible - for ANYONE. It’s not genetics. (Although some people have it a lot easier than others.) There is NOTHING “wrong” with you.⠀

    But, you ARE doing something wrong.⠀

    See, you may be working out consistently & eating healthy, but then, you end up PUNISHING yourself and destroying your self-worth whenever you “slip up”. It becomes this sick cycle that you feel you can never free yourself from.⠀

    Sound familiar? Believe me, I’ve been there.⠀

    Although you’re trying to make changes to your physical body, you still haven’t changed your MIND. And no matter how much you work out & eat healthy, if you're fostering an unhealthy relationship with food & exercise, you will NOT change. The true secret to lasting change is being able to harness all THREE - nutrition, fitness & mindset. And that last one is the most DIFFICULT piece of the puzzle.⠀

    You are not a failure because you made a mistake. You didn’t ruin your progress because you ate something unhealthy. You are not destined to look a certain way for the rest of your life. You’re just SABOTAGING yourself by believing it.⠀

    Forgive yourself for the slip-ups. Keep going despite the mistakes. Eventually, those good moments will start to outweigh the bad. You’ll pick up momentum. You’ll make better choices. You’ll be happier and more understanding with yourself. Soon, all of those good moments will add up to something incredible and you’ll look back at your journey and realize you had it within yourself all along.⠀

    All you had to do was TRUST the process, FORGIVE your mistakes and KEEP GOING, no matter what.⠀

    You can do it. I know you can.⠀

    PS - If you’re looking to finally take CONTROL of your health and fitness, I’d love to help you on your journey! Let’s talk! ⠀

    📧 larissanicolefitness@gmail.com
  •  140  24  2 October, 2018

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  • You are not a burden. You carry a burden. Not the same. Your pain and your fight are not you, they are here and you are dealing with them but they are not who you are. Feeling like a burden is so hurtful, I do feel like that, often, but we are not. We are dealing with heavy stuffs. But this isn’t us. It’s a phase, a step, it’s temporary. And the only way to remove that heavy unpleasant feeling is to self-care a loooot. To find within yourself what you are looking for outside yourself and which makes you feel like a burden, too demanding and all. Do not search external approval, validation, authorization, satisfaction. Find all this inside yourself. Gentle, kind, soft, slow. Find activities that makes you feel good, complete, connected. This is how you will prove yourself that you are not a burden! You are not. Build up your confidence, trust in yourself, show up for yourself. Baby steps. It can be a daily meeting with yourself to listen a wellness podcast, it can be meditate, it can be a walk outside. Something for yourself. That makes you feel good, proud, that will show day after day that you are good enough to take care of yourself and manage the burden that comes along. You are not a burden. You carry a burden. And it will get better, or smaller lol, you’ve got what it takes to process this. Keep going. Slow, quiet, baby steps but consistently! Go for it. YOU ARE NOT A BURDEN you deserve love, respect and support. And it can come from within 😉. Take care 💜💙💛💚🧡❤️
  • You are not a burden. You carry a burden. Not the same. Your pain and your fight are not you, they are here and you are dealing with them but they are not who you are. Feeling like a burden is so hurtful, I do feel like that, often, but we are not. We are dealing with heavy stuffs. But this isn’t us. It’s a phase, a step, it’s temporary. And the only way to remove that heavy unpleasant feeling is to self-care a loooot. To find within yourself what you are looking for outside yourself and which makes you feel like a burden, too demanding and all. Do not search external approval, validation, authorization, satisfaction. Find all this inside yourself. Gentle, kind, soft, slow. Find activities that makes you feel good, complete, connected. This is how you will prove yourself that you are not a burden! You are not. Build up your confidence, trust in yourself, show up for yourself. Baby steps. It can be a daily meeting with yourself to listen a wellness podcast, it can be meditate, it can be a walk outside. Something for yourself. That makes you feel good, proud, that will show day after day that you are good enough to take care of yourself and manage the burden that comes along. You are not a burden. You carry a burden. And it will get better, or smaller lol, you’ve got what it takes to process this. Keep going. Slow, quiet, baby steps but consistently! Go for it. YOU ARE NOT A BURDEN you deserve love, respect and support. And it can come from within 😉. Take care 💜💙💛💚🧡❤️
  •  79  1  2 October, 2018
  • My new job... Selling balloons in Magic Kingdom. Would you buy one from me? $16 each #latergram
  • My new job... Selling balloons in Magic Kingdom. Would you buy one from me? $16 each #latergram
  •  640  17  2 October, 2018
  • 2 months & 10 pounds! 🤗🤭
Wanna know my secret? 🙃
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👏🏽 I stopped talking shit to my body & started listening to my body.
👏🏽 I stopped blaming my body for its lack of cooperation & started acknowledging my body’s true resilience.
👏🏽 I stopped putting so much pressure on training & food & started doing whatever makes me feel good.
👏🏽 I stopped putting a deadline on my health & started focusing on the quality and longevity of my LIFE!
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When I stopped treating my body like it was an inanimate object & started treating my body like the divine creation that it is- everything changed.
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Your body should be your most prized possession.
Until you realize that, you will constantly be in battle with yourself.
Even if your body is not where you want it to be, THAT IS OK!
That is not a reason to talk shit to yourself! 🙅🏽‍♀️
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🔈YOUR SUCCESS IS BASED ON YOUR INTENTION.
If you are starting from a place of hate & disgust- your efforts will remain temporary.
If you are starting from a place of love & respect, your efforts will produce longevity.
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Make the decision today that you will no longer criticize your body.
Make the decision today that you will HONOR & RESPECT your body.
It is at this fork in the road that you will find true success. 🤟🏽🌺💕
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Want to work with me?! 🤗
📲 Click the link in my bio for online coaching. Includes a FREE 7 day trial!
  • 2 months & 10 pounds! 🤗🤭
    Wanna know my secret? 🙃
    -
    👏🏽 I stopped talking shit to my body & started listening to my body.
    👏🏽 I stopped blaming my body for its lack of cooperation & started acknowledging my body’s true resilience.
    👏🏽 I stopped putting so much pressure on training & food & started doing whatever makes me feel good.
    👏🏽 I stopped putting a deadline on my health & started focusing on the quality and longevity of my LIFE!
    -
    When I stopped treating my body like it was an inanimate object & started treating my body like the divine creation that it is- everything changed.
    -
    Your body should be your most prized possession.
    Until you realize that, you will constantly be in battle with yourself.
    Even if your body is not where you want it to be, THAT IS OK!
    That is not a reason to talk shit to yourself! 🙅🏽‍♀️
    -
    🔈YOUR SUCCESS IS BASED ON YOUR INTENTION.
    If you are starting from a place of hate & disgust- your efforts will remain temporary.
    If you are starting from a place of love & respect, your efforts will produce longevity.
    -
    Make the decision today that you will no longer criticize your body.
    Make the decision today that you will HONOR & RESPECT your body.
    It is at this fork in the road that you will find true success. 🤟🏽🌺💕
    -
    Want to work with me?! 🤗
    📲 Click the link in my bio for online coaching. Includes a FREE 7 day trial!
  •  4,365  135  2 October, 2018
  • Hey, you. 👋🏻You with the phone screen. Reading these words. This is for you!😊I want you to know that you can do this.💪🏻You can do anything you set your mind to.🧠It may not be easy. It may be a lot of hard work.🤦🏼‍♀️It may be a constant struggle and feel like an uphill battle. But in the end?🤷🏼‍♀️You’re going to win and it’s going to be so worth it!👏🏻You may not feel like it but you’re more than capable than you realize.✨
  • Hey, you. 👋🏻You with the phone screen. Reading these words. This is for you!😊I want you to know that you can do this.💪🏻You can do anything you set your mind to.🧠It may not be easy. It may be a lot of hard work.🤦🏼‍♀️It may be a constant struggle and feel like an uphill battle. But in the end?🤷🏼‍♀️You’re going to win and it’s going to be so worth it!👏🏻You may not feel like it but you’re more than capable than you realize.✨
  •  33  3  2 October, 2018
  • Today is #WorldBalletDay, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this beautiful art.
My relationship with dance and ballet specifically has transformed so much throughout my recovery journey, and I’m so glad and proud that I’m now in a place where I can once again regularly take class because I truly love the art, NOT because I feel a need to compensate or change my body.
While the ballet world still has a ways to go in terms of body acceptance, body diversity, and diversity in general, strides are being made, and I’m proud to be helping change minds. Dance can be one of the most healing experiences that a human can have, which is part of why I’m so passionate about this work I do — I want to help make dance and ballet a place where healing is plentiful and triggers are scarce, not the other way around.
Ballet is for all bodies, all abilities, all backgrounds, all genders, all sexualities, all ages, and all people. Whether it’s through taking a class yourself, designing dancewear and costumes, watching performances on YouTube, or going to see a ballet live, I promise that immersing yourself in the world of ballet can and will change your life.
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PS — if you want to be featured through my #BopoBallerina project, go to: bit.ly/bopoballerina ✨
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Photography: @cmrfx @jcufx
Project: @dancers.that.inspire
Dancewear: top @aerie, skirt @body.wrappers
  • Today is #WorldBalletDay, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this beautiful art.
    My relationship with dance and ballet specifically has transformed so much throughout my recovery journey, and I’m so glad and proud that I’m now in a place where I can once again regularly take class because I truly love the art, NOT because I feel a need to compensate or change my body.
    While the ballet world still has a ways to go in terms of body acceptance, body diversity, and diversity in general, strides are being made, and I’m proud to be helping change minds. Dance can be one of the most healing experiences that a human can have, which is part of why I’m so passionate about this work I do — I want to help make dance and ballet a place where healing is plentiful and triggers are scarce, not the other way around.
    Ballet is for all bodies, all abilities, all backgrounds, all genders, all sexualities, all ages, and all people. Whether it’s through taking a class yourself, designing dancewear and costumes, watching performances on YouTube, or going to see a ballet live, I promise that immersing yourself in the world of ballet can and will change your life.
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    PS — if you want to be featured through my #BopoBallerina project, go to: bit.ly/bopoballerina ✨
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    Photography: @cmrfx @jcufx
    Project: @dancers.that.inspire
    Dancewear: top @aerie, skirt @body.wrappers
  •  622  6  2 October, 2018
  • This makes my heart happy ❤️ This place. These pups. This life.
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Life’s short. Enjoy it. Be unapologetically you. LOVE yourself. You won’t find happiness at your destination if you can’t be happy on your journey. #tuesdaythoughts
  • This makes my heart happy ❤️ This place. These pups. This life.
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    Life’s short. Enjoy it. Be unapologetically you. LOVE yourself. You won’t find happiness at your destination if you can’t be happy on your journey. #tuesdaythoughts
  •  76  5  2 October, 2018
  • This new #HIIT and #weights program is gonna be 🔥 so excited to see where I am in 8 weeks. Loving #alltheweights !!
  • This new #HIIT and #weights program is gonna be 🔥 so excited to see where I am in 8 weeks. Loving #alltheweights !!
  •  78  6  2 October, 2018
  • Everyone is busy packing up the retreat after another successful season at Azure, while Princess lazily oversees proceedings from his favourite throne 👑
  • Everyone is busy packing up the retreat after another successful season at Azure, while Princess lazily oversees proceedings from his favourite throne 👑
  •  109  4  2 October, 2018
  • “How about lowering that skirt?” That’s a remark that was made to me the first time I wore this jumper. I was walking up a flight of stairs, quickening my pace as I heard the subway pulling into my stop. A man, maybe between 50-60 years old, was coming down the stairs and as he passed me he made this comment. A group of people stopped and stared right at the length of my dress as the exchange happened - unaware of my red face and dropped jaw - safe from shame because I was the one who was being pointed out.
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Immediately after it happened I was livid. I texted friends telling them what just happened to me. I was trying to be strong; I was looking for support. And I found it - from my friends and my boyfriend and other feminist killjoys I know and love. But as soon as the texts stopped coming in, as soon as I was alone with my thoughts, I cried.
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Every time I put on this jumper I am reminded of that comment. For a brief moment, as I look in the mirror and smooth out the emerald corduroy, it’s all I hear.
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“Will someone say something to me again?”
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“Do I look obscene?”
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“Is someone more likely to mess with me today?”
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It takes a few seconds to knock those thoughts out of my head. I have to remind myself that I’m not the problem. My legs aren’t the problem. My body isn’t the problem. Someone else’s opinion of what I’m wearing isn’t the problem. The problem, friends, is that male entitlement is real. How an absolute stranger could justify sharing his opinion of my outfit when he has no stake in the game is beyond me. How he felt it his obligation to let me know how I could be more visually pleasing to him is beyond me.
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Is the jumper a bit short? The answer to that question is irrelevant. And I’m not looking for anyone else’s opinion. I’m just here to let ya’ll know that you could wear your skirt up to your thong and I’d be behind you rooting you on as you kill it while walking up those subway stairs.
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Wondering how I responded to the guy after he made that remark? I don’t recommend doing what I did when faced with this kind of thing, but you can see my response to him in the comments ⬇️
  • “How about lowering that skirt?” That’s a remark that was made to me the first time I wore this jumper. I was walking up a flight of stairs, quickening my pace as I heard the subway pulling into my stop. A man, maybe between 50-60 years old, was coming down the stairs and as he passed me he made this comment. A group of people stopped and stared right at the length of my dress as the exchange happened - unaware of my red face and dropped jaw - safe from shame because I was the one who was being pointed out.
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    Immediately after it happened I was livid. I texted friends telling them what just happened to me. I was trying to be strong; I was looking for support. And I found it - from my friends and my boyfriend and other feminist killjoys I know and love. But as soon as the texts stopped coming in, as soon as I was alone with my thoughts, I cried.
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    Every time I put on this jumper I am reminded of that comment. For a brief moment, as I look in the mirror and smooth out the emerald corduroy, it’s all I hear.
    〰️
    “Will someone say something to me again?”
    .
    “Do I look obscene?”
    .
    “Is someone more likely to mess with me today?”
    〰️
    It takes a few seconds to knock those thoughts out of my head. I have to remind myself that I’m not the problem. My legs aren’t the problem. My body isn’t the problem. Someone else’s opinion of what I’m wearing isn’t the problem. The problem, friends, is that male entitlement is real. How an absolute stranger could justify sharing his opinion of my outfit when he has no stake in the game is beyond me. How he felt it his obligation to let me know how I could be more visually pleasing to him is beyond me.
    〰️
    Is the jumper a bit short? The answer to that question is irrelevant. And I’m not looking for anyone else’s opinion. I’m just here to let ya’ll know that you could wear your skirt up to your thong and I’d be behind you rooting you on as you kill it while walking up those subway stairs.
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    Wondering how I responded to the guy after he made that remark? I don’t recommend doing what I did when faced with this kind of thing, but you can see my response to him in the comments ⬇️
  •  373  54  2 October, 2018
  • There are so many different things you can start doing if you want to love your height more, like:
1️⃣ Brush off looks and comments from others and stop allowing them to determine how you feel about yourself. 2️⃣ Continually remind yourself that you are in the body that you are supposed to have. 3️⃣ Make time for the things that make you happy in your own body. 👌🏼
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#3 is my favorite piece of advice and something I (Alli) practice daily. Seriously though - how do we ever feel good about ourselves if we don’t make time to fill our cup up with things that make us happy in our own skin? For me, nothing beats a bike ride outside in the crisp, fall air 🍂 Moving my body in settings that aren’t stressful (aka gym 😬), but rather the peaceful-ness of Mother Nature, is what brings me the most gratitude for who I am in this moment. I love this picture from our city because just looking at it makes me feel happier and calmer 😊
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Tell us - what kinds of things do you do to feel happy in your own body? Has this always been your thing or did you just recently discover it?!
  • There are so many different things you can start doing if you want to love your height more, like:
    1️⃣ Brush off looks and comments from others and stop allowing them to determine how you feel about yourself. 2️⃣ Continually remind yourself that you are in the body that you are supposed to have. 3️⃣ Make time for the things that make you happy in your own body. 👌🏼
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    #3 is my favorite piece of advice and something I (Alli) practice daily. Seriously though - how do we ever feel good about ourselves if we don’t make time to fill our cup up with things that make us happy in our own skin? For me, nothing beats a bike ride outside in the crisp, fall air 🍂 Moving my body in settings that aren’t stressful (aka gym 😬), but rather the peaceful-ness of Mother Nature, is what brings me the most gratitude for who I am in this moment. I love this picture from our city because just looking at it makes me feel happier and calmer 😊
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    Tell us - what kinds of things do you do to feel happy in your own body? Has this always been your thing or did you just recently discover it?!
  •  153  11  2 October, 2018
  • Keep your head in the game & your eyes on the prize 👁💯
Swimwear, yoga gear, and athleisure from @sayfitapparel
Designed by @jaimie_r_z
Now open to orders!!
  • Keep your head in the game & your eyes on the prize 👁💯
    Swimwear, yoga gear, and athleisure from @sayfitapparel
    Designed by @jaimie_r_z
    Now open to orders!!
  •  127  10  2 October, 2018
  • My favorite transformations are the ones wearing the same clothes and seeing the difference
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March 2018 when I first started keto to October 2018 when I restarted keto after eating normally all summer 🙃
  • My favorite transformations are the ones wearing the same clothes and seeing the difference



    March 2018 when I first started keto to October 2018 when I restarted keto after eating normally all summer 🙃
  •  140  8  2 October, 2018
  • Repost @chr1styharrison with @get_repost
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Contrary to popular belief, body positivity isn't about feeling 100% positive—or even 1% positive—about your body. Instead, it's a social-justice movement that's about advocating for equal rights and respect for ALL bodies. These misconceptions about the meaning of body positivity, along with the fact that the term has been co-opted by diet culture to advance its agenda, are some of the reasons why I and some other activists prefer to use the term body liberation.
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You don't need to be in love with your body to advocate for the rights of all bodies, just like you don’t need to be in love with your body in order to live a life that fulfills you. You can feel “meh" about your body and work toward feeling better even as you reclaim the rest of your life from diet culture—and even as you work to smash it to the ground.
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Quote by @themilitantbaker AKA Jes Baker, caption by @chr1styharrison 😄If you want to hear more about HAES, intuitive eating, and body liberation, click the link in my bio to subscribe to Food Psych today!
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And if you’re ready for a deeper dive into all things anti-diet, come check out my intuitive eating online course at http://christyharrison.com/course ❤️
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[Image description: White circle on yellow background. Quote inside circle by Jes Baker from episode 112 of Food Psych® Podcast, reading “You don't have to love your body in order to live your best life.”]
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#haes #intuitiveeating #edrecovery #antidietproject #antidiet #riotsnotdiets #effyourbeautystandards #losehatenotweight #lifebeyonddieting #thelifethief #selfcarenotselfcontrol #balancednotclean #foodisfuel #prorecovery #bodyposi #bodypositive #bopo #foodpsychpod #foodpsych #feminism #healthateverysize #nourishnotpunish
  • Repost @chr1styharrison with @get_repost
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    Contrary to popular belief, body positivity isn't about feeling 100% positive—or even 1% positive—about your body. Instead, it's a social-justice movement that's about advocating for equal rights and respect for ALL bodies. These misconceptions about the meaning of body positivity, along with the fact that the term has been co-opted by diet culture to advance its agenda, are some of the reasons why I and some other activists prefer to use the term body liberation.
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    You don't need to be in love with your body to advocate for the rights of all bodies, just like you don’t need to be in love with your body in order to live a life that fulfills you. You can feel “meh" about your body and work toward feeling better even as you reclaim the rest of your life from diet culture—and even as you work to smash it to the ground.
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    Quote by @themilitantbaker AKA Jes Baker, caption by @chr1styharrison 😄If you want to hear more about HAES, intuitive eating, and body liberation, click the link in my bio to subscribe to Food Psych today!
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    And if you’re ready for a deeper dive into all things anti-diet, come check out my intuitive eating online course at http://christyharrison.com/course ❤️
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    [Image description: White circle on yellow background. Quote inside circle by Jes Baker from episode 112 of Food Psych® Podcast, reading “You don't have to love your body in order to live your best life.”]
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    #haes #intuitiveeating #edrecovery #antidietproject #antidiet #riotsnotdiets #effyourbeautystandards #losehatenotweight #lifebeyonddieting #thelifethief #selfcarenotselfcontrol #balancednotclean #foodisfuel #prorecovery #bodyposi #bodypositive #bopo #foodpsychpod #foodpsych #feminism #healthateverysize #nourishnotpunish
  •  25  1  2 October, 2018
  • We decide how we spend our time, we decide what we put into our bodies & we decide how we interact with people & with whom. Some things happen that are out of our control but we choose how to react & how to move forward with our lives.
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Work hard, laugh hard & enjoy things as much as possible ❤️ Sending love to you all 💕❤️😘
  • We decide how we spend our time, we decide what we put into our bodies & we decide how we interact with people & with whom. Some things happen that are out of our control but we choose how to react & how to move forward with our lives.

    Work hard, laugh hard & enjoy things as much as possible ❤️ Sending love to you all 💕❤️😘
  •  45  3  2 October, 2018
  • Contrary to popular belief, body positivity isn't about feeling 100% positive—or even 1% positive—about your body. Instead, it's a social-justice movement that's about advocating for equal rights and respect for ALL bodies. These misconceptions about the meaning of body positivity, along with the fact that the term has been co-opted by diet culture to advance its agenda, are some of the reasons why I and some other activists prefer to use the term body liberation.
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You don't need to be in love with your body to advocate for the rights of all bodies, just like you don’t need to be in love with your body in order to live a life that fulfills you. You can feel “meh" about your body and work toward feeling better even as you reclaim the rest of your life from diet culture—and even as you work to smash it to the ground.
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Quote by @themilitantbaker AKA Jes Baker, caption by @chr1styharrison 😄If you want to hear more about HAES, intuitive eating, and body liberation, click the link in my bio to subscribe to Food Psych today!
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And if you’re ready for a deeper dive into all things anti-diet, come check out my intuitive eating online course at http://christyharrison.com/course ❤️
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[Image description: White circle on yellow background. Quote inside circle by Jes Baker from episode 112 of Food Psych® Podcast, reading “You don't have to love your body in order to live your best life.”]
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#haes #intuitiveeating #edrecovery #antidietproject #antidiet #riotsnotdiets #effyourbeautystandards #losehatenotweight #lifebeyonddieting #thelifethief #selfcarenotselfcontrol #balancednotclean #foodisfuel #prorecovery #bodyposi #bodypositive #bopo #foodpsychpod #foodpsych #feminism #healthateverysize #nourishnotpunish
  • Contrary to popular belief, body positivity isn't about feeling 100% positive—or even 1% positive—about your body. Instead, it's a social-justice movement that's about advocating for equal rights and respect for ALL bodies. These misconceptions about the meaning of body positivity, along with the fact that the term has been co-opted by diet culture to advance its agenda, are some of the reasons why I and some other activists prefer to use the term body liberation.
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    You don't need to be in love with your body to advocate for the rights of all bodies, just like you don’t need to be in love with your body in order to live a life that fulfills you. You can feel “meh" about your body and work toward feeling better even as you reclaim the rest of your life from diet culture—and even as you work to smash it to the ground.
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    Quote by @themilitantbaker AKA Jes Baker, caption by @chr1styharrison 😄If you want to hear more about HAES, intuitive eating, and body liberation, click the link in my bio to subscribe to Food Psych today!
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    And if you’re ready for a deeper dive into all things anti-diet, come check out my intuitive eating online course at http://christyharrison.com/course ❤️
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    [Image description: White circle on yellow background. Quote inside circle by Jes Baker from episode 112 of Food Psych® Podcast, reading “You don't have to love your body in order to live your best life.”]
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    #haes #intuitiveeating #edrecovery #antidietproject #antidiet #riotsnotdiets #effyourbeautystandards #losehatenotweight #lifebeyonddieting #thelifethief #selfcarenotselfcontrol #balancednotclean #foodisfuel #prorecovery #bodyposi #bodypositive #bopo #foodpsychpod #foodpsych #feminism #healthateverysize #nourishnotpunish
  •  1,261  24  2 October, 2018
  • Am I a fashion blogger yet? 😂 Recently, I’ve been given the opportunity to wear clothes given to me and you know why I really appreciate this, besides the obvious? I see so many classically beautiful and slender women on my feed (and they ARE beautiful people inside and out) but I also want to see people who look like me, I’m petite in stature and curvy in places that are, well, curvy 😂... you know I’ve been working on #bopo this year and I’m happy to report that I’m helping others irl— I was blow drying my hair at the gym the other day and a beautiful woman was saying to me that she just feels so bleh about herself and she’s not seeing any changes. I looked at her and I said “I’ve been working on being proud of my body and yes I feel bad some days but we’re here at the gym, right? We’re taking care of ourselves”. She looked me dead in the eye and said “thank you, I needed to hear that.” So long story long, I’m trying to live the new normal and I’m very thankful to once in awhile be able wear some clothes and force myself, even on my bleh days, to be proud of this body and my place. Thank you @tribalfashionofficial for the Fall finds! 📸: @sarah.surette #propahfashion #mytribal #ownyourbodbabe #fitforatribe
  • Am I a fashion blogger yet? 😂 Recently, I’ve been given the opportunity to wear clothes given to me and you know why I really appreciate this, besides the obvious? I see so many classically beautiful and slender women on my feed (and they ARE beautiful people inside and out) but I also want to see people who look like me, I’m petite in stature and curvy in places that are, well, curvy 😂... you know I’ve been working on #bopo this year and I’m happy to report that I’m helping others irl— I was blow drying my hair at the gym the other day and a beautiful woman was saying to me that she just feels so bleh about herself and she’s not seeing any changes. I looked at her and I said “I’ve been working on being proud of my body and yes I feel bad some days but we’re here at the gym, right? We’re taking care of ourselves”. She looked me dead in the eye and said “thank you, I needed to hear that.” So long story long, I’m trying to live the new normal and I’m very thankful to once in awhile be able wear some clothes and force myself, even on my bleh days, to be proud of this body and my place. Thank you @tribalfashionofficial for the Fall finds! 📸: @sarah.surette #propahfashion #mytribal #ownyourbodbabe #fitforatribe
  •  170  46  2 October, 2018
  • 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Repost By diannebondyyoga:  Thank you to @stephanietapak for letting me know! Guess who is number 12? I am so grateful! Thanks @buzzfeed @asis  for illuminating that fitness and weight loss are not synonymous. We can be healthy and active at any size. It’s our choice what we do with our bodies.
  • 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Repost By diannebondyyoga: Thank you to @stephanietapak for letting me know! Guess who is number 12? I am so grateful! Thanks @buzzfeed @asis for illuminating that fitness and weight loss are not synonymous. We can be healthy and active at any size. It’s our choice what we do with our bodies.
  •  77  4  2 October, 2018
  • BOTH 2011 ME & 2018 ME ARE AMAZING LADIES 💜 I’m proud of myself for many of the things I accomplished and overcame when I was 125 pounds and I’m proud of myself for many of the things I’ve accomplished and overcome at 200 pounds 🙏🏻 my body size does not define who I am as a person and it has nothing to do with it really 🦄 Tag me in your #bodypositive #transformationtuesday posts!
  • BOTH 2011 ME & 2018 ME ARE AMAZING LADIES 💜 I’m proud of myself for many of the things I accomplished and overcame when I was 125 pounds and I’m proud of myself for many of the things I’ve accomplished and overcome at 200 pounds 🙏🏻 my body size does not define who I am as a person and it has nothing to do with it really 🦄 Tag me in your #bodypositive #transformationtuesday posts!
  •  102  11  2 October, 2018
  • 21 Month progress pictures..hopefully hiding them will prevent the amount of theft my last few have had!  Read below what has worked for me!
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I follow a ketogenic diet and use the "protein is the goal, carb is the limit (20g net) and fat is is satisfy" approach..everyone ketos different, this is what has worked for me.  The past three months I have experimented with an all meat (carnivore) diet.
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I do not track macros or calories (with the exception of keeping my carbs under 20g net). I listen to my body. If you want to calculate yours, there are lots of keto calculators online and it's based on your height, weight, etc .
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I intermittent fast. I did not start this right always.  I stopped feeling hungry in the morning after about 2 months.  I generally follow a 16/8 (eat within an 8 hour window and fast for 16) but I listen to my body and eat when I'm hungry.
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I incorporated excercise in October 2017; 9 months in, but I wish I had started earlier. I switch up what I do all the time to time but at the moment I am doing a power (weights) class at the gym 2- 3 times a week, and try to do some cardio but have been slacking so far this summer 🙈. I walk my dogs for an hour or so every night and get about 20,000 steps per day.
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I do my best to keep my foods as clean as possible. Substituting a keto version of a high carb food brings me to eat more and lose control..especially if it's sweet.  This part has been difficult, but it has helped me repair my relationship with food.
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I do have extra skin and I don't mind it. I worked hard for this body!
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Please do not compare yourself.  Everyone's body responds to weightloss differently and if you are doing everything you can, YOU ARE ENOUGH!
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I get comments everyday about how you hope this is your year or you wish you could have these results.  YOU CAN!  Put in the work, stop making excuses.  Find the right "diet" and research it, and make it a lifestyle.  Change your mindset and your life will change.  You didn't get to the weight you are over night and it won't come off overnight either.  Make a plan and be consistent. And if you stumble, give yourself a hug and keep going.  I know you can do it!
  • 21 Month progress pictures..hopefully hiding them will prevent the amount of theft my last few have had! Read below what has worked for me!
    .
    I follow a ketogenic diet and use the "protein is the goal, carb is the limit (20g net) and fat is is satisfy" approach..everyone ketos different, this is what has worked for me. The past three months I have experimented with an all meat (carnivore) diet.
    .
    I do not track macros or calories (with the exception of keeping my carbs under 20g net). I listen to my body. If you want to calculate yours, there are lots of keto calculators online and it's based on your height, weight, etc .
    .
    I intermittent fast. I did not start this right always. I stopped feeling hungry in the morning after about 2 months. I generally follow a 16/8 (eat within an 8 hour window and fast for 16) but I listen to my body and eat when I'm hungry.
    .
    I incorporated excercise in October 2017; 9 months in, but I wish I had started earlier. I switch up what I do all the time to time but at the moment I am doing a power (weights) class at the gym 2- 3 times a week, and try to do some cardio but have been slacking so far this summer 🙈. I walk my dogs for an hour or so every night and get about 20,000 steps per day.
    .
    I do my best to keep my foods as clean as possible. Substituting a keto version of a high carb food brings me to eat more and lose control..especially if it's sweet. This part has been difficult, but it has helped me repair my relationship with food.
    .
    I do have extra skin and I don't mind it. I worked hard for this body!
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    Please do not compare yourself. Everyone's body responds to weightloss differently and if you are doing everything you can, YOU ARE ENOUGH!
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    I get comments everyday about how you hope this is your year or you wish you could have these results. YOU CAN! Put in the work, stop making excuses. Find the right "diet" and research it, and make it a lifestyle. Change your mindset and your life will change. You didn't get to the weight you are over night and it won't come off overnight either. Make a plan and be consistent. And if you stumble, give yourself a hug and keep going. I know you can do it!
  •  2,125  131  2 October, 2018

Top #bopo Posts

  • FUCK ANOREXIA👊🏼💥
I’m so done with this illness and you know what we’ve got to do?? #EatToBeat
So yesterday I shared this pizza margherita from Pizza Hut with my mum🍕 But this ain’t just an ordinary pizza, IT’S CHEESE & GARLIC STUFFED CRUST🧀🍅🌱🤤 This was the best dinner I’ve had in a loooong time and I’m really fucking proud over myself💪🏼 Also, might have had a beer or two, liquid cals come at me💃🏼🍻
  • FUCK ANOREXIA👊🏼💥
    I’m so done with this illness and you know what we’ve got to do?? #EatToBeat
    So yesterday I shared this pizza margherita from Pizza Hut with my mum🍕 But this ain’t just an ordinary pizza, IT’S CHEESE & GARLIC STUFFED CRUST🧀🍅🌱🤤 This was the best dinner I’ve had in a loooong time and I’m really fucking proud over myself💪🏼 Also, might have had a beer or two, liquid cals come at me💃🏼🍻
  •  239  11  12 hours ago

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  • @casysfighting tagged me to find ten reasons “why i’m still kicking”! whether you’re tagged or not, post a picture and share 10 reasons why you’re still here today. it’s probably going to be hard for a lot of you- but, i believe it can be a great reminder as to why we need to keep going.
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so, why am i still kicking?
• i have a beautiful boyfriend who i have SO many plans with
• my family & friends- they bring so much light into my life and i couldn’t imagine not having them with me
• my pooches (because duh???)
• on a slightly more daft note, there are gonna be so many more seasons of drag race and i don’t wanna miss out!!! • i haven’t met everyone from here yet, and i wanna see as many of u as possible!
• tours and concerts; bastille, tøp, meet and greets with drag queens (@oddlyyvie i will come for u one day)
• i want to change the world and its stigma around mental health, for the young and the older.
• politics! i need to be here to report on all the brexit bullshit in twenty years time!
• to experience weddings, parties- to watch myself grow and watch my future children grow too.
• and finally,
who else is gonna call out the bullshit on instagram unapologetically???
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if you’re tagged or just fancy it, give this tag a go! and ty to @casysfighting for doing this- i really needed these reminders 🤩♥️
  • @casysfighting tagged me to find ten reasons “why i’m still kicking”! whether you’re tagged or not, post a picture and share 10 reasons why you’re still here today. it’s probably going to be hard for a lot of you- but, i believe it can be a great reminder as to why we need to keep going.
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    so, why am i still kicking?
    • i have a beautiful boyfriend who i have SO many plans with
    • my family & friends- they bring so much light into my life and i couldn’t imagine not having them with me
    • my pooches (because duh???)
    • on a slightly more daft note, there are gonna be so many more seasons of drag race and i don’t wanna miss out!!! • i haven’t met everyone from here yet, and i wanna see as many of u as possible!
    • tours and concerts; bastille, tøp, meet and greets with drag queens (@oddlyyvie i will come for u one day)
    • i want to change the world and its stigma around mental health, for the young and the older.
    • politics! i need to be here to report on all the brexit bullshit in twenty years time!
    • to experience weddings, parties- to watch myself grow and watch my future children grow too.
    • and finally,
    who else is gonna call out the bullshit on instagram unapologetically???
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    if you’re tagged or just fancy it, give this tag a go! and ty to @casysfighting for doing this- i really needed these reminders 🤩♥️
  •  544  13  15 hours ago
  • Como eu gostaria de estar nesse domingo! E vocês fizeram o que hoje? Eu mostrei um pouco do meu dia nos stories e dei dica sobre um kit de make emergência haha!
  • Como eu gostaria de estar nesse domingo! E vocês fizeram o que hoje? Eu mostrei um pouco do meu dia nos stories e dei dica sobre um kit de make emergência haha!
  •  322  32  7 hours ago
  • This is my body.

Last night, I received a message from someone early in eating disorder recovery saying that my larger body is triggering for them, makes them scared to fully recover, and that I shouldn’t post pictures of it.

I instantly felt like I was punched in the gut. However, I also felt empathy because I once felt the same way. Early in my recovery, I was terrified of weight gain and told myself, “I can recover but only if I stay x size or x weight.” The truth is that we don’t get to decide what our bodies will look like after eating disorder recovery. Finding full recovery means completely letting go of control and radically accepting the fact that your body will settle where it needs to be for your unique needs, whether that means gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same.

Another major part of full recovery from an eating disorder is unlearning the fatphobia that is enmeshed in our society. Thinness is not an indicator of health or worth, and we all naturally come in different shapes and sizes. In my recovery, I had to gain a significant amount of weight to regain my health, even though I was never clinically underweight. Through a huge amount of work in therapy, I’ve come to accept (and even sometimes love) my body as it is.

This body has taken me through my best days and my hardest days. This body has survived anorexia, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This body has experienced trauma and pain. This body dances, hikes, and does yoga. This body graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and will be pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This body published a book at 22 years old. This body loves, lives, and thrives.

If you’re in recovery and seeing bodies like mine scares you, I’m sending you lots of love. I know how painful and difficult eating disorder recovery can be. However, I refuse to hide my body and reinforce your eating disorder. If you’re feeling this way, you still have a lot of work to do in your recovery journey. But full recovery is possible, and you can truly find peace in your body, regardless of your size.

This is my body, and I am proud.
  • This is my body.

    Last night, I received a message from someone early in eating disorder recovery saying that my larger body is triggering for them, makes them scared to fully recover, and that I shouldn’t post pictures of it.

    I instantly felt like I was punched in the gut. However, I also felt empathy because I once felt the same way. Early in my recovery, I was terrified of weight gain and told myself, “I can recover but only if I stay x size or x weight.” The truth is that we don’t get to decide what our bodies will look like after eating disorder recovery. Finding full recovery means completely letting go of control and radically accepting the fact that your body will settle where it needs to be for your unique needs, whether that means gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same.

    Another major part of full recovery from an eating disorder is unlearning the fatphobia that is enmeshed in our society. Thinness is not an indicator of health or worth, and we all naturally come in different shapes and sizes. In my recovery, I had to gain a significant amount of weight to regain my health, even though I was never clinically underweight. Through a huge amount of work in therapy, I’ve come to accept (and even sometimes love) my body as it is.

    This body has taken me through my best days and my hardest days. This body has survived anorexia, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This body has experienced trauma and pain. This body dances, hikes, and does yoga. This body graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and will be pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This body published a book at 22 years old. This body loves, lives, and thrives.

    If you’re in recovery and seeing bodies like mine scares you, I’m sending you lots of love. I know how painful and difficult eating disorder recovery can be. However, I refuse to hide my body and reinforce your eating disorder. If you’re feeling this way, you still have a lot of work to do in your recovery journey. But full recovery is possible, and you can truly find peace in your body, regardless of your size.

    This is my body, and I am proud.
  •  2,069  277  25 May, 2019

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  • Ripetete insieme a noi: essere bella non ha niente a che fare con ciò che piace agli uomini. Ad alcune di voi l’argomento non è nuovo, per altre potrebbe essere un nuovo sconvolgente punto di vista ma, vista la quantità di volte in cui ci siamo imbattute in post come “a mio marito piacciono le donne in carne” o commenti da uomini tipo “meglio così c’è di più da toccare”, abbiamo pensato di soffermarci un attimo ad analizzare quanto sia sbagliato questo tipo di supporto. Partiamo dal fatto che ogni volta che leggiamo “c’è più da toccare” visualizziamo Fantozzi con la lingua fuori che guarda i canali erotici, non ci stupisce che per un uomo il suo punto di vista in fatto di donne sia testo sacro e granitica verità. Ma veniamo al sodo: una donna che mostra il suo corpo non convenzionalmente bello su internet si sta autodeterminando, sta dando un messaggio, mostrare il proprio corpo soprattutto quando si allontana dagli standard di bellezza è un messaggio politico, ridurre tutto a “comunque io una scudisciata di pisello te la darei quindi ok, non perdere un etto” non è essere un alleato body positive, i corpi sono e devono essere validi a prescindere dal proprio tasso di scopabilità stabilito da un uomo etero. Per quanto la body positivity a nostro parere si dovrebbe focalizzare di più sullo sradicare la bellezza come valore portante della nostra società per potere esistere, ricordiamoci che utilizzare il pensiero comune maschile come standard per analizzare noi e la società non è altro che la manifestazione più genuina di ciò che il patriarcato ci ha insegnato per anni. Quindi che agli uomini le donne grasse (ricordate anche che tutti gli eufemismi sono frutto della grassofobia) piacciano o meno, non è rilevante, perché si parla di dignità, di rispetto, di gentilezza, di rappresentazione, di tutto meno che di piselli e dove metterli. Illustrazione @chiaralascura #belledifaccia #bodypositivity #fatacceptance #fatactivims #maschilismo #sessismo #bopo #bodypositive #boybye
  • Ripetete insieme a noi: essere bella non ha niente a che fare con ciò che piace agli uomini. Ad alcune di voi l’argomento non è nuovo, per altre potrebbe essere un nuovo sconvolgente punto di vista ma, vista la quantità di volte in cui ci siamo imbattute in post come “a mio marito piacciono le donne in carne” o commenti da uomini tipo “meglio così c’è di più da toccare”, abbiamo pensato di soffermarci un attimo ad analizzare quanto sia sbagliato questo tipo di supporto. Partiamo dal fatto che ogni volta che leggiamo “c’è più da toccare” visualizziamo Fantozzi con la lingua fuori che guarda i canali erotici, non ci stupisce che per un uomo il suo punto di vista in fatto di donne sia testo sacro e granitica verità. Ma veniamo al sodo: una donna che mostra il suo corpo non convenzionalmente bello su internet si sta autodeterminando, sta dando un messaggio, mostrare il proprio corpo soprattutto quando si allontana dagli standard di bellezza è un messaggio politico, ridurre tutto a “comunque io una scudisciata di pisello te la darei quindi ok, non perdere un etto” non è essere un alleato body positive, i corpi sono e devono essere validi a prescindere dal proprio tasso di scopabilità stabilito da un uomo etero. Per quanto la body positivity a nostro parere si dovrebbe focalizzare di più sullo sradicare la bellezza come valore portante della nostra società per potere esistere, ricordiamoci che utilizzare il pensiero comune maschile come standard per analizzare noi e la società non è altro che la manifestazione più genuina di ciò che il patriarcato ci ha insegnato per anni. Quindi che agli uomini le donne grasse (ricordate anche che tutti gli eufemismi sono frutto della grassofobia) piacciano o meno, non è rilevante, perché si parla di dignità, di rispetto, di gentilezza, di rappresentazione, di tutto meno che di piselli e dove metterli. Illustrazione @chiaralascura #belledifaccia #bodypositivity #fatacceptance #fatactivims #maschilismo #sessismo #bopo #bodypositive #boybye
  •  1,845  71  25 May, 2019
  • It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
  • It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
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