I hope this piece reblogged from author Natalie Swift will break a lot of eggs and make a masterful omelette.
We’ve all come a long way from where we started.
Gone are the days where you see people telling you ‘how you have to look like to be loved’ and that ‘you just starve yourself for a few more days so that you’ll fit into a dress size’.
Today, we’ve truly managed to create something that could have been beautiful: Acceptance. Empowerment. Confidence. Freedom.
But somewhere along the way, we’ve gotten caught up in our heads and gone down the wrong road. A single blunder has changed everything.
People have started asking: if you truly loved your body, why would you want it to change?
That wouldn’t make sense.
A fairly simple, innocent question, really.
But there’s something far more menacing at work here. Shame.
Shame has found itself yet another expression, hiding behind banners that cry out messages of self-love.
All of a sudden, it’s…
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