165 - Mixed Media

posted 16th Nov 2012, 12:39 AM

165 - Mixed Media
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16th Nov 2012, 12:39 AM

Saprophyte

Even though ze's mostly talking about hir gender dysphoria, I think a lot of us feel like Neve sometimes, when it comes to our bodies.

I struggled for a long time to fit myself into the body acceptance movement, because all I kept hearing/seeing was "Love your body the WAY IT IS," and as someone who is, among other things, taking hormones to alter my appearance, I didn't know how to feel.

Then I realized that body acceptance doesn't have to mean never altering your body. If you're doing it for yourself, and it makes you happy, that IS body acceptance and self-love. Even if that means getting something like breast implants. Tattoos, piercings, healthy weight loss, or nothing at all--make yourself YOU!

Also, it's okay to feel negatively about your body, or other things for that matter. Don't let anyone shame you for how you feel--negative emotions especially aren't always something we can control, and it's totally valid to have them.

TODAY'S UPDATE STARTED ON PAGE 163. CLICK HERE TO START AT THE BEGINNING OF THE UPDATE.

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