Body positivity

Last month I wrote a review on the book: ‘Am I ugly?, One woman’s journey to body positivity’  from Michelle Elman. The following consideration in this mini thread on body positivity comes from Hollie Holden: 

‘Today I asked my body what she needed,

which is a big deal

considering my journey of

not really asking that much.

I thought she might need more water.

Or proteine.

Or greens.

Or yoga.

Or supplements.

Or movement.

But as I stood in the shower,

reflecting on her stretchmarks,

her roundness where I would like flatness,

her softness where I would like firmness,

all those conditioned wishes

that form a bundle of


she whispered very gently:

Could you just love me like this?

Can you love you? Just the way you are? In this very moment? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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