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What Do You Consider Body Positivity to Be?

For different people, body positivity means different things. So, I decided to ask different girls, varying in age, what body positivity means to them! 

 

“When you look in the mirror and you're happy at what you see and I believe it’s from the inside out.” (Debbie, 48) 

 

“I think that body positivity is loving your body fully. It’s loving each flaw for its individuality. When you take the step to see those “flaws” as beautiful, unique parts that tell stories and make you you, that’s when you have found your own body positivity.” (Anna, 18) 

 

“Being ok with your body.” (Bridgette, 18) 

 

“You want to stay healthy and keep your body healthy and keep active!” (Angela, 73) 

 

“Body positivity to me is when people are able to feel comfortable and confident within their own skin! It doesn’t matter how you look but rather how you feel about yourself!” (Hailey, 18) 

 

“Oh shit. I think it has to do with being comfortable with who you are and being comfortable within your own skin. There’s so much emphasis on having to look a certain way. I think as long as you’re healthy and you’re happy and you feel comfortable in your own skin, that’s all that matters.” (Lisa, 46) 

 

“I consider body positivity to be wearing whatever you want and not feeling ashamed or needing the approval of others.” (Connie, 21 about to be 22) 

 

“Always loving and excepting yourself no matter what other people might say or think. Also not shaming other people because of how they are built or what their body looks like.” (Emma, 18) 

 

“I think it is when you are able to accept your appearance and body for what it is, including the parts you don’t like. You might not love the way everything looks, but you are still accepting of it and treat yourself with compassion and not punish yourself for having flaws.” (Brittany, 23) 

 

“Body positivity refers to the assertion that all people deserve to have a positive body image, regardless of how society and popular culture view ideal shape, size, and appearance. Some of the goals of the body positivity movement include challenging how society views the body, promoting the acceptance of all bodies, helping people build confidence and acceptance of their own bodies.” (Lisa, 52) 

 

“Feeling comfortable in your skin regardless other thoughts.” (Abie, 19) 

 

“I think body positivity is feeling confident in your own skin and not comparing yourself to others either. Believing you are beautiful, and others are as well." (Grace, 18)