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✨LOVE this from #rg @chubbybabe_✨"Over there being revolutionary in all my plus size bralette glory, smashing silly rules to pieces and taking a moment to celebrate one accomplishment I never knew I could achieve!"
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#bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #body4me #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #strutbymic #allbodiesaregoodbodies #everybodyisbeautiful #wewearwhatwewant #celebratemysize #selflove #bodylove #selfcare #psootd #plussizeootd #psfashion #plussizefashion #curvyfashion #honormycurves
✨LOVE this from #rg  @chubbybabe_✨"Over there being revolutionary in all my plus size bralette glory, smashing silly rules to pieces and taking a moment to celebrate one accomplishment I never knew I could achieve!" . . . . . . . . . #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #body4me  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #bodyimage  #strutbymic  #allbodiesaregoodbodies  #everybodyisbeautiful  #wewearwhatwewant  #celebratemysize  #selflove  #bodylove  #selfcare  #psootd  #plussizeootd  #psfashion  #plussizefashion  #curvyfashion  #honormycurves 
When Gina (@nourishandeat) came into our office a few weeks ago, we asked her to list a few things she wish she would’ve known or seen when she was struggling with her eating disorders and going through recovery. “I wish I would’ve seen people like me and people not like me talking about eating disorders,” she said. “I wish I would’ve seen people who told me that what I was thinking, what I was feeling was real and worth talking about.” Now this is why representation — in campaigns and on social media — is so important. 🙏💪🙌 *Stay tuned for more with Gina, including her hashtag #EmbraceTheSquish and the inspiring people she thinks you need to be following
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#nourishandeat #strutbymic #body4me #edawareness #eatingdisorder #edwarrior #neda #selflove #bodylove #allbodiesaregoodbodies #everyBODYisbeautiful #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #recovery #realcovery
When Gina (@nourishandeat) came into our office a few weeks ago, we asked her to list a few things she wish she would’ve known or seen when she was struggling with her eating disorders and going through recovery. “I wish I would’ve seen people like me and people not like me talking about eating disorders,” she said. “I wish I would’ve seen people who told me that what I was thinking, what I was feeling was real and worth talking about.” Now this is why representation — in campaigns and on social media — is so important. 🙏💪🙌 *Stay tuned for more with Gina, including her hashtag #EmbraceTheSquish  and the inspiring people she thinks you need to be following . . . . . . . . #nourishandeat  #strutbymic  #body4me  #edawareness  #eatingdisorder  #edwarrior  #neda  #selflove  #bodylove  #allbodiesaregoodbodies  #everyBODYisbeautiful  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #bodyimage  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #recovery  #realcovery 
Around the age of 10, @SaraGeurts started to notice how her stretchy skin didn’t look like anyone else’s. At first, she wasn’t insecure about it, because, as she told @Mic in an interview, she considered it to be “so cool because no other kid could do the things that I could with my skin and joints.” Soon, Geurts was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that can affect the way collagen is processed. Collagen helps maintain the structure of the human body, in the skin, joints and also in the tissues that support internal organs. As a result, Geurts’ skin hangs loose. Now 26 years old, Geurts has decided that the disorder isn’t going to stop her from living her life to the fullest. She’s been modeling and photographing herself since she was 22 or 23 as a way to take a stand against the “perfection” the fashion industry tries to promote. “I think that the modeling industry is based around the vision of ‘perfection’ and by putting my ‘imperfections’ out there, it’s almost like a slap in the face to the industry: shock factor, a sense of rebellion,” Geurts said. “By going against what the ‘norm’ is within the industry and getting such positive feedback, it really enforces my vision of myself, the journey I am on, and just being perfectly imperfect.”
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#body4me #strutbymic #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #selflove #bodylove #ehlersdanlosawareness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #selfcare #allbodiesaregoodbodies #loveyourlines
Around the age of 10, @SaraGeurts started to notice how her stretchy skin didn’t look like anyone else’s. At first, she wasn’t insecure about it, because, as she told @Mic in an interview, she considered it to be “so cool because no other kid could do the things that I could with my skin and joints.” Soon, Geurts was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that can affect the way collagen is processed. Collagen helps maintain the structure of the human body, in the skin, joints and also in the tissues that support internal organs. As a result, Geurts’ skin hangs loose. Now 26 years old, Geurts has decided that the disorder isn’t going to stop her from living her life to the fullest. She’s been modeling and photographing herself since she was 22 or 23 as a way to take a stand against the “perfection” the fashion industry tries to promote. “I think that the modeling industry is based around the vision of ‘perfection’ and by putting my ‘imperfections’ out there, it’s almost like a slap in the face to the industry: shock factor, a sense of rebellion,” Geurts said. “By going against what the ‘norm’ is within the industry and getting such positive feedback, it really enforces my vision of myself, the journey I am on, and just being perfectly imperfect.” . . . . . . . . . #body4me  #strutbymic  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #bodyimage  #selflove  #bodylove  #ehlersdanlosawareness  #ehlersdanlossyndrome  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #selfcare  #allbodiesaregoodbodies  #loveyourlines 
Now this is the animated film we’ve been waiting for. Filmmaker @matthewacherry has taken to Kickstarter to raise money for his upcoming short film #HairLove, which follows an African-American father (Stephen) attempting to do his daughter’s (Zuri) hair for the first time before a big event. According to its fundraising page, the plot was inspired by a lack of representation with the hope of promoting self-love and, of course, #HAIRLOVE. “The coolest thing I've seen through this project is that people are able to relate to these images,” Cherry told Refinery29. “Most importantly, people are saying, 'Wow, I wish I had a character like this when I was growing up because it would have made me feel differently about my own hair.' You don't think about things like that, but when you're growing up and you don't see yourself represented — you think you're different." (The adorable illustrations are by @VashtiHarrison.)😍🙏
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#naturalhair #naturalistas #naturalista #teamnatural #blackgirlmagic #blackmagic #goldenconfidence #melanin #body4me #strutbymic #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #Bodypos #bodypositive #curlyhair #naturalgirls #curls #loveyourcurls #selflove #selfcare
Now this is the animated film we’ve been waiting for. Filmmaker @matthewacherry has taken to Kickstarter to raise money for his upcoming short film #HairLove , which follows an African-American father (Stephen) attempting to do his daughter’s (Zuri) hair for the first time before a big event. According to its fundraising page, the plot was inspired by a lack of representation with the hope of promoting self-love and, of course, #HAIRLOVE . “The coolest thing I've seen through this project is that people are able to relate to these images,” Cherry told Refinery29. “Most importantly, people are saying, 'Wow, I wish I had a character like this when I was growing up because it would have made me feel differently about my own hair.' You don't think about things like that, but when you're growing up and you don't see yourself represented — you think you're different." (The adorable illustrations are by @VashtiHarrison.)😍🙏 . . . . . . . . . . #naturalhair  #naturalistas  #naturalista  #teamnatural  #blackgirlmagic  #blackmagic  #goldenconfidence  #melanin  #body4me  #strutbymic  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #Bodypos  #bodypositive  #curlyhair  #naturalgirls  #curls  #loveyourcurls  #selflove  #selfcare 
When she was 24, @paige_previvor decided to have a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for a mutated BRCA1 gene. She also chose to document the highs and lows of the entire process and her recovery. Here, she talks about the idea that we are always striving for something we don’t have, or as she says, “The grass always looks greener.” “You see someone who’s skinnier than you or is more curvy than you or has bigger boobs than you or smaller boobs than you, and always think, ‘Oh I wish I looked like them,’” she says. Prior to her surgery, Paige used to contour her boobs and wear push-up bras because she thought “bigger was better” and that what she had didn’t fit her body. “If I could go back now and never have this gene and never go through the surgery, I would be so happy to have those breasts,” she says. It’s just funny what you think you want versus actually being happy with what you have. ... I would do anything to go back to just having my boobs, but they potentially tried to kill me.” ***Stay tuned for more with Paige, including how she’s learned to love her new body and scars, how she’s found clothing that fits right and how she’s begun to feel comfortable in a bathing suit.
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#BCA #previvor #breastcancer #brca #brca1 #breastcancerawareness #selflove #selfcare #bodylove #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #body4me #strutbymic #allbodiesaregoodbodies #everybodyisbeautiful #strength #positivevibes #cancer #fuckcancer
When she was 24, @paige_previvor decided to have a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for a mutated BRCA1 gene. She also chose to document the highs and lows of the entire process and her recovery. Here, she talks about the idea that we are always striving for something we don’t have, or as she says, “The grass always looks greener.” “You see someone who’s skinnier than you or is more curvy than you or has bigger boobs than you or smaller boobs than you, and always think, ‘Oh I wish I looked like them,’” she says. Prior to her surgery, Paige used to contour her boobs and wear push-up bras because she thought “bigger was better” and that what she had didn’t fit her body. “If I could go back now and never have this gene and never go through the surgery, I would be so happy to have those breasts,” she says. It’s just funny what you think you want versus actually being happy with what you have. ... I would do anything to go back to just having my boobs, but they potentially tried to kill me.” ***Stay tuned for more with Paige, including how she’s learned to love her new body and scars, how she’s found clothing that fits right and how she’s begun to feel comfortable in a bathing suit. . . . . . . . . . . #BCA  #previvor  #breastcancer  #brca  #brca1  #breastcancerawareness  #selflove  #selfcare  #bodylove  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #body4me  #strutbymic  #allbodiesaregoodbodies  #everybodyisbeautiful  #strength  #positivevibes  #cancer  #fuckcancer 
As a part of our #InMySkin series, we asked people in the office to talk about everything from freckles and stretch marks to acne and tattoos. Here @ashleyalese talks about what she hopes she can teach her younger sister and niece about wearing makeup. “I have a little sister and a little niece who always see me when I’m at my parents house on the weekends putting on makeup before I go out,” she says. “And they’ve definitely started to copy me. … I hope that as they get older, they continue to see makeup as just fun, not something that they need — that it’s something to enjoy, to be creative with if they want to wear it. ... And just to enjoy makeup for what it is and not let it define who they are when they’re older.” What would you want to tell your younger self about makeup? Comment below👇
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#skinstory #skin #skincare #filterfree #body4me #strutbymic #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #selflove #bodyimage #selfworth #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #makeup #beauty
As a part of our #InMySkin  series, we asked people in the office to talk about everything from freckles and stretch marks to acne and tattoos. Here @ashleyalese talks about what she hopes she can teach her younger sister and niece about wearing makeup. “I have a little sister and a little niece who always see me when I’m at my parents house on the weekends putting on makeup before I go out,” she says. “And they’ve definitely started to copy me. … I hope that as they get older, they continue to see makeup as just fun, not something that they need — that it’s something to enjoy, to be creative with if they want to wear it. ... And just to enjoy makeup for what it is and not let it define who they are when they’re older.” What would you want to tell your younger self about makeup? Comment below👇 . . . . . . . . . #skinstory  #skin  #skincare  #filterfree  #body4me  #strutbymic  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #selflove  #bodyimage  #selfworth  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #makeup  #beauty 
In June, Refinery29 asked @gabby3shabby if there was an event in her life that changed the way she looked at her body. Her response? Exhaustion. “Exhaustion from feeling bad that somebody else thought I was too fat, or thought I was too black,” she said. “I was exhausted with how other people felt about me and that’s what helped me change. I really sat down and made a list of all the things I liked about me: My personality, my face, my body. The world will hand me a hate list. And I just sat down and I developed a love list for myself.” When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self about body-shamers, she said, “You listen to yourself when someone is making fun of you. Listen to yourself when someone is telling you what kind of clothes you wear on your body.” What’s on your personal love list? 💘💌💕
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#gabbysidibe #gaboureysidibe #allbodiesaregoodbodies #everyBODYisbeautiful #beautybeyondsize #bodylove #selflove #strutbymic #body4me #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #wewearwhatwewant #celebratemysize #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #nowrongway #selfcare #honormycurves
In June, Refinery29 asked @gabby3shabby if there was an event in her life that changed the way she looked at her body. Her response? Exhaustion. “Exhaustion from feeling bad that somebody else thought I was too fat, or thought I was too black,” she said. “I was exhausted with how other people felt about me and that’s what helped me change. I really sat down and made a list of all the things I liked about me: My personality, my face, my body. The world will hand me a hate list. And I just sat down and I developed a love list for myself.” When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self about body-shamers, she said, “You listen to yourself when someone is making fun of you. Listen to yourself when someone is telling you what kind of clothes you wear on your body.” What’s on your personal love list? 💘💌💕 . . . . . . . . . #gabbysidibe  #gaboureysidibe  #allbodiesaregoodbodies  #everyBODYisbeautiful  #beautybeyondsize  #bodylove  #selflove  #strutbymic  #body4me  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #bodyimage  #wewearwhatwewant  #celebratemysize  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #nowrongway  #selfcare  #honormycurves 
✨THIS 👉👉#rg @amz_bro✨"I WENT!!! TO THE MALL!!! WITHOUT MAKEUP!!!! ON MY SKIN!! ... My skin is my biggest insecurity. I had really good skin as a teenager, but once I hit my 20s, my skin turned to shit. ... I'm always thinking about whether or not my makeup needs touched up, if people are staring, if people can tell, if I have enough concealer on, etc. IT IS EXHAUSTING. ... In order to love myself I have to face ALL of my insecurities, not just the ones that are more commonly discussed. So today, I faced a fear. I went in public without anything on my skin. The world didn't end. ...
If you are insecure about your skin, don't be. I know it's hard." What's your #skinstory? 👇
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#effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #selflove #bodylove #acne #skin #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #filterfree #nomakeup #makeupfree #body4me #strutbymic
✨THIS 👉👉#rg  @amz_bro✨"I WENT!!! TO THE MALL!!! WITHOUT MAKEUP!!!! ON MY SKIN!! ... My skin is my biggest insecurity. I had really good skin as a teenager, but once I hit my 20s, my skin turned to shit. ... I'm always thinking about whether or not my makeup needs touched up, if people are staring, if people can tell, if I have enough concealer on, etc. IT IS EXHAUSTING. ... In order to love myself I have to face ALL of my insecurities, not just the ones that are more commonly discussed. So today, I faced a fear. I went in public without anything on my skin. The world didn't end. ... If you are insecure about your skin, don't be. I know it's hard." What's your #skinstory ? 👇 . . . . . . . . #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #bodyimage  #selflove  #bodylove  #acne  #skin  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #filterfree  #nomakeup  #makeupfree  #body4me  #strutbymic 
On Saturday, thousands of people poured into Prospect Park in Brooklyn for one reason: to celebrate the beauty of natural hair. The @curlygirlcollective threw their fourth annual #CurlFest, and we were lucky enough to be there to witness all of the curly-haired magic. Take a look at some of the photos from the event 👆and feel free to share your natural hair journey👇as we count down to next year’s event.💪🙏👏
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#curlfest #curlfest2017 #naturalhair #naturalistas #naturalista #teamnatural #curlyhair #curls #loveyourcurls #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #body4me #selflove #selfcare #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #strutbymic #hairlove #blackgirlmagic #naturalgirls
On Saturday, thousands of people poured into Prospect Park in Brooklyn for one reason: to celebrate the beauty of natural hair. The @curlygirlcollective threw their fourth annual #CurlFest , and we were lucky enough to be there to witness all of the curly-haired magic. Take a look at some of the photos from the event 👆and feel free to share your natural hair journey👇as we count down to next year’s event.💪🙏👏 . . . . . . . . . . #curlfest  #curlfest2017  #naturalhair  #naturalistas  #naturalista  #teamnatural  #curlyhair  #curls  #loveyourcurls  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #body4me  #selflove  #selfcare  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #strutbymic  #hairlove  #blackgirlmagic  #naturalgirls 
A little Monday reminder for all of you today 🌟🌟🌟Tag a friend below 👇#rg @cartoonfeminist ✨✨✨.
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#bopoart #cartoonfeminist #bodyposiart #bodyposart #bodypositiveart #beautystandards #beautystandard #effyourbeautystandards #bodyimage #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #body4me #strutbymic #selflove #selfcare #beauty
A few weeks ago at @essiegolden’s #goldenconfidencepoolparty, we asked some of the attendees about their swimsuit journeys. You don’t have to feel ashamed if you’re still too nervous to put on a two-piece or take off your coverup — but hopefully these three amazing ladies can inspire you think about doing so. @thefullersideofthings @thickgrlscloset @foreign_curves
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#goldenconfidence #body4me #strutbymic #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #selflove #everybodyisbeautiful #allbodiesaregoodbodies #wewearwhatwewant #celebratemysize #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #psswim #plussizeswim #psfashion #psootd #nowrongway
A few weeks ago at @essiegolden’s #goldenconfidencepoolparty , we asked some of the attendees about their swimsuit journeys. You don’t have to feel ashamed if you’re still too nervous to put on a two-piece or take off your coverup — but hopefully these three amazing ladies can inspire you think about doing so. @thefullersideofthings @thickgrlscloset @foreign_curves . . . . . . . #goldenconfidence  #body4me  #strutbymic  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #bodyimage  #selflove  #everybodyisbeautiful  #allbodiesaregoodbodies  #wewearwhatwewant  #celebratemysize  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #psswim  #plussizeswim  #psfashion  #psootd  #nowrongway 
A few weeks ago, @nataliemeansnice was fat shamed by the person in the seat next to her on an American Airlines flight. She caught the man sending texts to someone about her weight, but instead of just letting this happen right in front of her face, she spoke up and called him out. “I couldn’t help but notice that before we took off you were sending really horrible text messages about me to somebody,” she said to the man, which you can hear in a now-deleted video she posted to her Facebook page. “Yeah just you have no idea who you hurt with those kind of things.” We asked Natalie to elaborate on the situation, as well as address the shaming fat women experience throughout their daily lives. “I’ve had people yell names out their car window,” she said. “I’ve had people stop and physically stare in my grocery cart whenever, you know, I’m walking down the aisle minding my own business.” Her message at the end of the day? “I tell other people that they should stand up for themselves, and I really hope that people can take that strength away from it and just know that if something like this ever happens to you again, if you feel safe, say something,” she explained. “Don’t forget that we have more of a voice than we think that we do. Especially in situations that can be really humiliating and embarrassing. If you feel safe to, I want you to say something.”
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#strutbymic #body4me #nobodyshame #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #selflove #bodylove #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #selfcare #nowrongway #everybodyisbeautiful #celebratemysize #allbodiesaregoodbodies
A few weeks ago, @nataliemeansnice was fat shamed by the person in the seat next to her on an American Airlines flight. She caught the man sending texts to someone about her weight, but instead of just letting this happen right in front of her face, she spoke up and called him out. “I couldn’t help but notice that before we took off you were sending really horrible text messages about me to somebody,” she said to the man, which you can hear in a now-deleted video she posted to her Facebook page. “Yeah just you have no idea who you hurt with those kind of things.” We asked Natalie to elaborate on the situation, as well as address the shaming fat women experience throughout their daily lives. “I’ve had people yell names out their car window,” she said. “I’ve had people stop and physically stare in my grocery cart whenever, you know, I’m walking down the aisle minding my own business.” Her message at the end of the day? “I tell other people that they should stand up for themselves, and I really hope that people can take that strength away from it and just know that if something like this ever happens to you again, if you feel safe, say something,” she explained. “Don’t forget that we have more of a voice than we think that we do. Especially in situations that can be really humiliating and embarrassing. If you feel safe to, I want you to say something.” . . . . . . . . #strutbymic  #body4me  #nobodyshame  #bopo  #bopowarrior  #bodyposi  #bodypos  #bodypositive  #selflove  #bodylove  #effyourbeautystandards  #beautystandards  #bodyimage  #selfcare  #nowrongway  #everybodyisbeautiful  #celebratemysize  #allbodiesaregoodbodies