-Name: Stacie Lyn Cecilia
-Nickname(s): Fo, Mama, Snuffles, Dr. VanHelsing
-Unapologetic Fat Girl
-Mouth Like A Sailor
step 1: realize that the people who try and shame your body, are divided into 2 core groups… people trying to make money off your body hate (gyms/diet programs/diet foods/ etc…. at the end of the day, your self loathing, is money in their bank)
step 2: find other cool and awesome body positive people of any and all sizes, shapes, etc. Surround yourself with people who will talk to you with respect and love, not shame and judgment.
step 3: it’s a process that won’t happen overnight, so don’t panic if you feel like a fake because you want to be body positive but still have issues with how you look and feel. It takes time, but it can happen, the goal is for those bad days to be fewer and farther between, so keep working towards that
step 4: if you trip and have a super bad day, DO NOT forget that that doesn’t mean you’re starting from the bottom. You’ve already made loads of progress, so feel those shitty feels, get em out of your system, and then get back to reminding yourself that you’re a kick ass super babe and you won’t be stopped
step 5: it’s not always easy, as sometimes these people are family, who truly think they are being loving and caring, when actually what they are saying is hurtful, but if people saying body shaming things, you can choose to calmly explain why what they said wasn’t cool, even though you know they didn’t intend to hurt you, and then work from there, or, tell em to shove it, and cut that negativity right out of your life. Both are valid reactions to this.
step 6: remember those body positive friends you made earlier? if you need to talk out your feelings, or hug someone, you find one of them and hug them to pieces, because that’s what friends do when a friend feels down.
step 7: rinse and repeat, because as i said before, this is a process, it takes time, and we all trip and fall sometimes.
step 8: never ever forget that you’re a cutie patootie and no one can say otherwise because if you decide it’s true, then that’s that. it’s law. co-signed by me. the end.
gentle reminder that cleopatra’s beauty is rumored to have started wars in ancient history
gentle reminder that people are evolving to be more and more attractive
gentle reminder that your beauty probably would have started at least 2 wars by now if you lived in 30 BC
wat a gently delivered compliment thank u