New Year, New Me? We say the same every time...
As women we have struggled with body positivity our entire lives, we find it extremely frustrating when people automatically assume that just because we know how to be body positive, means we're always body positive.
In a world where we’re bombarded with several ideas of beauty – few of which actually look like the majority of women in the world, we find it hard to love our bodies everyday. Let’s be honest: staying body positive is hard work, it often feels like a full-time job and it sucks, a lot, but we are women, not robots.
We think, we feel, we see the examples of admiration and beauty put in front of us everyday and they don’t assist in our body positive/self-love journey’s, they often redirect us from the path with their sneaky whispers: if only you could lose a little weight, omg look at my double chin, ugh my bingo wings….
We're here to tell you all: there’s no shame in struggling to love your body everyday, it’s completely normal and it’s okay. The struggle is a very real reality that lots of women live with every single day, not just sometimes. So if we can get even a couple days out of the entire the week where we don’t dwell on that weight gain, our trousers being too tight, cellulite or any other so-called imperfection, we’re still body positive warriors!