"Your body is not a problem to be solved."
In the spirit of the budding of Spring, and the unfortunately inevitable and unending pressure to get your body "bikini ready" for beach weather, here is a lovely selection of some kick-ass body positive illustrations from all over the internets.
"Sassy Pug" by Elliot Parker
Body positivity is all encompassing. It is not only about accepting and loving bodies at every shape and size (which includes very thin!), at it's core it's about accepting and loving all bodies, especially those that express beauty in ways that are abrasive to cultural norms - including different skin tones, gender expressions, differently-abled bodies, and tattooed bodies. Body positivity is about saying "no thanks" to gendered beauty norms, and practicing radical self love instead, because nothing is as important in this screwed up world than loving yourself, despite what a misogynistic culture dictates.
So take a gander at these particularly awesome body positive drawings, save them to your desktop, print them out, make a vision board, and look at it everyday to remind yourself to never let anyone or anything police your body every again!!
Or just look at them. It's your life.
By Giang, giangie.tumblr.com
image by KG, source
By Irene V. D. W. at irenevdw.deviantart.com - source
Image c/o Hayley Gilmore
[Warning: The next few images are NSFW]
By Phoebe Wahl - www.phoebewahl.com
By Molly Alice - mollyalicehot.tumblr.com, image source
Have you seen any great body positive images lately? Share them with us below!
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