June 21, 2020

Self-Love and Body Positivity

Let’s talk about self-love and body positivity.

I’ve been following the body positivity movement for some time now and I cannot find a more exhilarating and powerful cause for all women everywhere, because not only does it tell us that it is ok for us all to love and accept ourselves no matter our age, shape and sizes – it also creates a profound and positive effect on mental and psychological health for all women everywhere!

By loving ourselves and all of our perfect imperfections, we not only radiate confidence, strength and happiness; there will also be fewer cases of mental and emotional related sickness like eating disorders, depression, anxiety and more. We’ll be able to focus on the things that really matter, like helping and inspiring others instead of how we are going to change our bodies next.

Magazines and billboards are already embracing the body positivity message and women everywhere are being more and more aware of the importance of treating their bodies right, of nourishing their bodies and living in happiness and joy instead of feeling bad and punishing themselves about the way they look.

I know that I, along with a million other females and more would all work together to be able to live in a world where every woman can just be herself, and be totally and completely unapologetic about who she is and the space that she occupies.

All women are beautiful, no matter what her size, shape, age, height or form. But with social media, photoshop, and unrealistic “beauty standards”, it can be easy to forget that it is our body and only what we think and feel matters, and not anyone else’s. It is easy to feel bad about ourselves when we begin to compare ourselves to others which is why this movement is so important.

Here in Bali, we play our parts by pushing the body positivity movement through personal endeavours like reminding those around us that they are beautiful just the way they are, supporting each other and also through messages which we push out through small businesses and partnerships.

My partner and I have done this with Maeya Movement, a body positive and sustainable activewear range made from bamboo. It was designed for today’s modern woman who prioritizes comfort, durability and style and who wants to look and feel beautiful, strong and confident no matter what she may be doing and where she is going ♥

If you have any questions about the body positivity movement, do visit its official website at https://thebodypositive.org/

Let’s end this blog post today with a quote by Mallorie Dunn, founder of a body positive fashion line, who said, “To me, body positivity means accepting the body you have as well as the changes in shape, size, and ability it may undergo due to nature, age, or your own personal choices throughout your lifetime. It’s the understanding that your worth and what’s going on with you physically are two separate entities — that no matter what’s happening inside, outside, or to your body, you’re still just as worthwhile as the person next to you,”

What does body positivity mean to you? Share it with me in the comments below!

 

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