Hello friends! I have HUGE news to share with you all... I am now a #bopowarrior- part of the body positive community!!!! "Why is this such /huge/ news?" Let me tell you why. For a long time I have not liked the way I've looked. I've always been self conscious about my weight, and struggled with an eating disorder for a while (I still do, but I'm coping much better and I'm an #edwarrior now in #recovery!). Joining the #bopo community has been amazing for me because it has taught me how to love myself unconditionally. Im still learning, but it's been amazing so far. "How can you be part of the body positive community? I thought it was just for big girls?" Actually, friends, I'm here to tell you that body positivity is for everyone! Yes, that means you! What #bodyposi is about is loving yourself unconditionally, embracing your differences, and lifting up others. If you can do all of those things (or want to learn how to do them better) then this is a safe space for you! A common misconception is that the bodyposi community won't accept people who are thin. This is not true! We are here for everyone who wants to love them self regardless of size. If you're in the early phase of "I love myself, as long as I don't gain weight" or "I love myself, as long as I don't eat junk food" I'm here to tell you that the path to self love is long and hard but I believe in you! If you want to love yourself, that the body positivity community is here for you. "Is the body positive community just for females?"
NO! Its for anyone and everyone who wants to love themselves more. Males, trans folks, and nonbinary pals are absolutely welcome. We need more representation of all body types! "How can I join in?"
You can start by following some other blogs that focus on body positivity like @scarrednotscared (who also has a YouTube channel) @bodyposipanda (who has a great new book out #bodypositivepower) and @nonairbrushedme (which I will very soon become an ambassador for!!) "Where can I find you in the community?" My specific #bodypositivity account is @body_posi_ren (Continued in comments)