Body Positivity

How most of us feel about ourselves is very much informed by the feedback we get from other people. We’re also all very much influenced by our family backgrounds and by the cultures we live in. 

There are multiple large industries that make their money out of persuading people that their bodies aren’t good enough. We’re sold stress and insecurity, and then we’re sold the products that might give us some respite from that unhappiness. Except the products never work and someone meanwhile is inventing a new thing to feel inadequate over.

Humans get older. We aren’t all pristine and shiny like newly made plastic toys. Life impacts on us, and it would be a kinder, happier world if we could just get on with being how we are, without fear of shame or ridicule.

Which brings me to this lovely song and video from Madam Misfit…

Let’s lift and encourage each other where we can. Celebrate the bodies we have, and appreciate the people around us.

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, polyamourous animist, ant-fash, anti-capitalist, bisexual steampunk. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

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