Sometimes people ask me why I choose body positivity. Why I promote self love and do what I do. There are lots of reasons, but chief among them is this: we have all been through enough.
We have hated ourselves enough. We have tortured ourselves enough. We have starved and sweated and pressured ourselves in the pursuit of that perfect body enough.
We have watched enough people die because they couldn't live in a body that they were made to believe wasn't good enough.
I'm not trading in any more pieces of myself for an empty promise of happiness hiding in my bathroom scales. We deserve better. Let's take our happiness now, just as we are. No more self loathing. No more comparing ourselves to photoshopped ideals. No more believing in the lies.