I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
Today, my dad got this at the hospital for me. He doesn’t know much about my depression or how I’m feeling but it’s things like this tell me that he still cares, even if he doesn’t fully understand.
i have a teacher who gave one of these to all of their students
this is so so so sweet
I remember getting one of these from a co-worker one christmas, and then later having a lovely volunteer make them to sell at the charity store I ran. I loved receiving mine so much and I hope every recipient of one I was as happy as I to receive them. <3