5 hours ago
The prospect of loving my body right now is laughable. i am in pain. i am in the kind of pain that makes your eyes water, think you might throw up and feel like life will never be bearable again.
in those moments, i am not a body positive blogger, i am only just holding on to some resemblance of sanity.
loving your body is the ideal, granted. but can we just not get caught up setting more standards for marginalised people to fail? i don’t need to love my body right now, it’s okay that i want to disconnect and turn away from it.
for moments like these, i work on accepting that this is going to pass, that my body is communicating in a really effective way and that i have two options. turn my back on what i know to be true of my body - that it is hard working and awesome. or accept that these messages are vital to my ability to best function with my body.
i know what i need right now. i need rest and nourishment, i need to be kind and compassionate, i need to cut my self some f*****g slack.
i am not failing at loving my self, i am practicing something just as powerful and important - self acceptance.
for all of you who are frustrated, exhausted, in pain, or just plane p****d off.. take a breath with me. this will pass. your body is doing it’s best. now, what do you need right now? this is your permission to do whatever that is, regardless of what your to do list says