Monday, 20 July 2015

IG Archive: Tummy Love

      On the left was this summer, I was working out obsessively every day, staring in every mirror I passed to check for any imperceptible changes, dreading going on a wonderful holiday because I wouldn't look thin enough. I would never look thin enough.

My tummy has always been the focal point of my body hatred, I hated it when I was 5 years old getting changed for PE and I hated it when I was 14 years old being tube fed in a hospital and sneaking to the bathroom to do sit ups. Even 6 years recovered I still genuinely believed that I would find happiness in the perfect set of abs. 

Well I didn't. The only true happiness with my body I have ever found is in body positivity, feminism, this community, my sisters. 

Now my abs have faded, my love handles are back, and I've never loved my tummy more. And one more thing - having abs is no where near as good as having dessert every night. 

Love & bopo,

Posted: November 2014