There are more people involved in the body positivity movement then ever before as we strive to move towards a day when we will no longer have nine year old boys and girls trying to figure out what degree of "hot" they are. And the movement is neither synonymous to being "plus sized" or being "progressive." Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—so much so that an actual definition of beauty doesn't even exist—or shouldn't, anyways.

That's why we think what these 9 body positive blogs are doing is so important: let's eradicate the standards of "beauty" and keep only the ideals love and acceptance.

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Carol Rosetti Design: Carol Rosetti is an  illustrator who works with colored pencils to create amazing PSA-style posters that inspire the best in all of us. They're all over Tumblr right now and we simply can't get enough. 

 Do The Hotpants - Blogger Dana owned up to having photoshopped images of herself that were shown on her body-positive site. "It's not about a skinny girl wishing she was just a bit more perfect. It's about every woman feeling ugly and imperfect no matter how little the imperfection." We've all felt that and now you can follow Dana's blog to watch her journey to self-acceptance. 

 Style Like You- A mom and daughter team interviewing people just like, well, you, on their style and their life stories. 

 

Body Images Project: "Body Image(s)" is a photography series by Jes of JSPhotography that showcases the many sizes, shapes, and shades of beauty.

 

Fat People of Color: A collection of images all featuring plus size women. No one deserves to be under-represented or marginalized. 

Labia Library: Ever wondered if your vagina was "normal"? It's probably not— and that's totally okay, because what the fuck is normal besides another word in the dictionary?! This website offers up advice, confidence, and a lot of vag. (image NSFW!)

 

8.)  Beauty Is Boring: This blog is about creating beauty-not defining it. 

9.) My Body Gallery: An online compilation of mirror selfies galore that shows all of us what women look like in their day to day life for real-none of that edited stuff. You can search by all sorts of attributes: age, weight, etc. which just proves the point that a number is just a number no matter how large. 

 

Images c/o of featured websites.