2017 has been the year of the woman. Like, seriously we all need to do a much needed slow clap for all of the woman who have made a difference this year. From the 4.5 million women who came together for “The Woman’s March” for equality making it the largest protest in U.S. history. To the bravery of two female journalist to expose the reality of the ramped sexual harassment in Hollywood, giving woman and men from all over the world the courage to expose their personal trauma and attackers through the #MeToo movement. You know, just to name a few.
But even with all this growth and all these accolades, when it comes to woman’s bodies there’s still a big divide. We have seen the growth in popularity of the phrase “Body Positivity” but I am not sure if everyone is aware of what those words mean. Here, let me enlighten you...
The Definition of Body Positivity; The Body Positive Movement is a movement that encourages people to adopt more forgiving and affirming attitudes towards their bodies, with the goal of improving overall health and well-being. The body positive movement targets all body shapes and sizes.
Now that we have had our lesson on what body positivity really means, Let’s learn how to put this into play in our daily lives.
Bullying isn’t cool anymore, sorry. And putting down one body type in the name of uplifting another won’t get us anywhere. All of these assumptions and stigmas put on woman’s bodies really need to take a chill pill. It’s perfectly ok if you want to change something about your body, as many of us do. But what is not ok is down talking specific groups of people because they don’t look like you. We are all created uniquely divine and that’s ok.
Being able to understand and share the feelings of someone else can really change the world if we would let it. Being respectful of people and their differences in all walks of life will give you a chance to figuratively walk a mile in their shoes or try to see a situation from their point of view. Understanding what makes us different and unique is an amazing way to learn and share love.
Should I say it louder for the ones in the back? We as woman are in this fight together. Woman bonding, uplifting and supporting each other is so much more powerful than us tearing each other apart. Look at your fellow woman as your sister or your team mate and knowing that everyone plays their individual part in the bigger scheme of things and together as allies we can make a better impact.
I mean duh, We’ve got to be happy and healthy in order to have the energy to be heroic. Smile a little more often to naturally boost your mood and the mood of those around you. You know smiling is super contagious. Grab some fruits and veggies sometimes instead of heavy greasy foods, We need to keep our vitamins and antioxidants high to get rid of those toxins to keep our skin gloriously glowing. And lastly, if you see a fellow woman in need of help, help her girl. If you can be of assistance to someone without putting yourself in danger, why not. We all could use a hero from time to time.
Fall in love with yourself. A very true statement. Learn to love everything about you and your body. Being confident in yourself and truly having a love and appreciation for you will open up your mind, body and spirit to such a higher vibration. And as the old saying goes, You’ve got to love yourself before you can really love anyone else.