Seeking open lines of communication is not too much to ask for.
Seeking honesty and transparency is not too much to ask for.
Seeking fair treatment is not too much to ask for.
Seeking kindness is not too much to ask for.
Seeking time is not too much to ask for.
Know who you are, what you desire and what you deserve. Expect what you deserve from people. Don’t hope for it. Expect it. Be surprised by those who don’t give you what you deserve, not those who do.
I want to talk about a sticky subject for a moment, so I’ll try to keep it brief.
Body positivity is about respect. It’s not about what you believe is attractive or what you view as healthy. Body positivity is about respecting that beneath that outer layer we all show to the world, we’re all human. There are no exceptions.
Body positivity is about the belief that all bodies are a work of art. Why? Because our bodies protect us, help us and are the reason we’re all able to get around and do ANYTHING at all. Whether you’re skinny or not, tall or short, have knobby knees or dangly arms (or no arms), scars are scrapes, or any of the mecca of things that pepole can be/are insecure about, body positivity is a respect for yourself and for all humans.
It has NOTHING to do with what you view as attractive.
Body positivity is integral to happiness, both your own and others. Respecting yourself for you who are will help you to love yourself for exactly who you are. And let me tell you, you are fucking amazing. See it, believe it and know it. And pass that respect on to other’s as well. Because as much as we like to tell ourselves the opinions of other’s don’t matter, they do. So let them know they’re fucking amazing. Because body positivity can make a world of difference to one’s self-esteem.