The Every Body Is Beautiful Project

Hey. It's Okay...

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Hey beauty. This blog is just a little reminder from our hearts to yours. For when times feel tough, or the work feels hard. For when you feel insecure or unsure. This is for you.

It’s okay…

  • to have a bad body image day…

  • …or week, or month.

  • to feel frustrated with the non-linear process of recovery.

  • to struggle.

  • to fall.

  • to sometimes still believe there’s a unicorn diet that will actually work (even though you know it’s not true).

  • to feel soooo much anger at the industrial beauty and diet complex (ugh).

  • to take two steps forward and one step back.

  • to feel confused about how to be a productive member of and ally for the body acceptance movement (we can help).

  • to realize you have more work to do.

  • to feel proud of how far you’ve come.

  • to realize you need to educate yourself further.

  • to ask for help.

  • to lean on someone.

  • to do the work imperfectly.

Sweet human being, it is okay if sometimes this all feels really hard. Because… it is. But it is also so, so worth it.

Here’s the truth bomb: Even during those times that you feel like you’re struggling, you’re still making progress. You’re not stuck. You’re just not moving as aesthetically perfectly as you’d like to be. As Pema Chodron has said, “So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn’t sit for even one, that’s the journey of the warrior.”

Keep fighting. Keep educating yourself. Keep supporting yourself and others in recovery. Keep having productive conversations. Keep on keeping on, babe.

You got this. We’re here for you.