Look in the mirror and try to appreciate what you see.
I know it isn’t easy and it’s a hard process, but pick out one things each day.
The way you smile, the way your eyes are shaped, the way your legs move, the shape of your nose.
Thank your body for being there each day, no matter what weight you may be.
Appreciate your heart for beating, your lungs for breathing and your eyes for seeing.
Appreciate the fact that you deserve to have a great relationship with your body, no matter what size.
You’ll start to see how beautiful you are.
I really need to brush up on my drawing skills.
I LOVE THISSS! AND I love you and your blog. Seriously, draw more. No, this is amazing work. Not just because you drew it so well but because I rarely see skinny body drawings as real as this.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Skinny vs. Curvy
Maboroshii on DeviantART
BOTH ARE BEAUTIFUL.
Don’t trash one to promote the other.
micaelajohnson said: Uhh so it has recently been getting really nice and hot out which I love but that means shorts weather. I don't want to wear shorts because people will be all judgemental and say stuff about how thin I am. How do I get past this??
I know the usual is for me to say confidence, but really it does matter. But… it all has to start from somewhere. I won’t advice you not to wear shorts or to wear them longer or substitute them because the whole aim is to get you to be confident in your clothes. We do not want to succumb to the judgements of society.
You will need to take baby steps with clothes. I never used to wear shorts out before, including skirts. But because I usually go out to the shops like around the corner of my house or less than a km away I decided to attempt wearing shorts each time I went out somewhere near to home. This way I knew I would be judged by less people (if any) and I could see how I felt with that. Also, there is less pressure because my area usually is not as crowded and people tend to mind their business (unlike in the busy highstreets in the city centre of London) and I could feel a little bold and confident. I also knew that I wouldn’t be out for too long whilst considering the time of the day (midday when people are gone to work). Indeed, when I went to take short walks, go out to the local shop to buy some groceries I managed to build up my confidence slowly by slowly through the fact that there were less people, less eyes watching me and that I would be out for a short time. You could call it like a gradual confidence experiment. It worked for me and I have now increased how often I wear shorts and skirts because I realised no one really bothered! Also, even if they do, just realise that you do not live in this world to please society or anyone. You live for yourself and the people who love you.
Realistic confidence building requires that you take a step and don’t believe when someone tells you that you can gain confidence in a minute. i tell you, it takes time but also determination and persistence. Start off with the little of everything and gradually you will become used to it. The people that you see on the streets that YOU would stare out do not necessarily have the greatest confidence - they simply do not care what the world thinks. I also think that is important.
Try it out and take it slowly and see how it goes! Hope this helps :)
Monday, 6 May 2013
Anonymous said: maybe we should create a tag for body positive pictures of skinny women ?
Perhaps! Looking through the conventional tags makes me feel weird =’/ They are filled with mixed pictures! Any ideas yourself?
Anonymous said: part eight... (sorry) it doesn't matter what size you are. people will always say something and compare you to others. we all need to others(no matter how hard it is) but we need to love ourselves for who we are. and stop worrying and it gets better
Lol you could have written it in lesser asks, you still have some more space I’m sure!
Thanks for that. Beautiful. You are very right about the second sentence. People need to stop trying to please a society that can never be pleased. Who do you want to gain or lose weight for? Yourself or for society or for your friends? No matter what, if you do not love and accept your body you will not go anywhere.
Monday, 29 April 2013
seer-of-queer said: My dad told me boys were like dogs, men are pigs. Never dress yourself to please them, always stand for yourself, You are your own, and someone will love you whether you're big or small, thin or fat, Sweet or Sour.
That’s beautiful. Exactly. Tell your dad he is awesome!