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Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼  🌈 BODY POSITIVE BABE 🌈 πŸ’œ ANOREXIA CONQUEROR πŸ’œ 🌸 FEMINIST 🌸 And now... 🌞 AUTHOR 🌞 Find your copy of BODY POSITIVE POWER here ⬇⬇⬇

Hey beautifuls πŸ’œ there's something I want you to know: I told my therapist that I would take an Insta-break while I was on holiday, but I had too many bikinis to share and too many cocktails to stay off my phone. We thought it would be good to have a break, since I've posted nearly daily for the last 3 years and although I am SO FREAKING THANKFUL for this community and everything this page has become, it can be incredibly emotionally draining, along with the anxiety of always wanting to give you guys good content, the trolls, and as much as you try to ignore it, the numbers get to you at times as well. Like I said, I've never ever taken a break from this, I've never wanted to leave you without daily bopo love, I've always just wanted to help as much as I possibly can. πŸ’œ

And I'm having a LOT of mixed feelings about this, but I think it's time for me to take a few days away from posting. I promise I won't be gone for long, I love you all way too much to stay away! I just need a little bit of time to refresh, and to exist in the world as Megan for a while, and not bodyposipanda. I'll be back with a bang (and maybe a don't hate the shake? 😏), and if you need some extra bopo goodness in your life while I'm away, you can always follow some of these amazing humans:

@yourstruelymelly@nourishandeat @chooselifewarrior @glitterandlazers @chubbybabe_ @mynameisjessamyn @sitting_pretty @selfloveclubb @dothehotpants @simonemariposa @anastasiaamour @theunedit @thevagaggle @mindsetforlifeltd @bopo.boy @fatwomenofcolor @themilitantbaker @amyeloisew @sassy_latte @whitneywaythore @jewelzjourney @franhayden @thechristinecho @notoriouslydapper @sarevance @sundaesforthesoul @becomingbodypositive @selfloveliv @cupcakethighs @thesassytruth_ @saucyewest @rvbyallegra @thisisjessicatorres @lexiemanion @allisonkimmey @omgkenzieee @myssematch @hantisedeloubli @goofy_ginger @abearnamedtroy @shadeyshay (there are more but can't think right now - SORRY IF I MISSED YOU OUT! πŸ’™) LOVE YOU GUYS AND SEE YOU SOON πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž

Sending so much love to each and every one of you fighting to reclaim your worth, because that shit is hard. I'm over here cheering you on always. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
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Two things that I didn't wear at all while I was on holiday: make-up and bras. Why? Because both are things that I've spent my life believing that I needed to wear to be visually appealing to other people when in public spaces.
Even after finding body positivity, it's taken some time to realise that my face doesn't have to be perfectly contoured and shine free to be worthy of being seen. And my breasts don't have to be pushed up and perky for the benefit of the straight male gaze.
The decisions we make about our bodies should never be based in how other people see us. Their expectations. Their judgements. Fuck thinking that we exist to be pleasing to other people's eyes. We don't.

This weekend I went out for my best friend's birthday, back at home, and I decided that I wasn't going to wear make-up or a bra. I might not wear either for a while, at least not until I'm sure that I'm wearing them for me, and not for other people's eyes. Keep questioning the lesson's you've been taught about your bodies my loves. Keep making decisions for yourself only. Keep reclaiming. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
P.s. top is Boohoo, jeans and shoes are ASOS, bag is Skinny Dip ✨

Ignoring your hunger signals will only fuck up your relationship with food. Skipping meals will only set you back from eating intuitively. And listening to your eating disorder will only hurt you, I promise. Please, remember that you need to eat and you are allowed to eat, no matter how you feel about your body right now. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
By enchantella on Tumblr ✨

I know that goes against every 'Get Beach Body Ready!' message you're seeing right now. Trust me, I used to believe those messages too. I used to spend every single summer starving and sweating to get the body on the left, telling myself that I was only allowed to be seen in swimwear once I'd hit that goal weight (and even once I did, it still wasn't enough). Not once did I ever hear the message that you don't have to shrink your body to deserve a summer in the sunshine.
Which is why I'm telling you now, so that you know the truth: you do not have to lose weight to be worthy of wearing a bikini. Β·
This year I didn't set a goal weight to hit before my holiday. And I didn't sit by the pool sucking my stomach in and worrying what everyone else thought about my body either. I just went. I laughed and played and ate and swam and wore every damn bikini I own without changing my body one bit. And guess what? It was so much better than all the self hatred filled holidays that came before.
Because the only thing I really needed to lose through all those years wasn't weight. It was the bullshit idea that a bikini body is something that you have to earn, when in reality I had one all along. We all have bikini bodies already, and we all deserve a summer in the sunshine. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž

What's that quote about how a flower doesn't compare itself to the flower growing next to it, it just blooms. Keep blooming my loves. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Meme by @ms.brownfeminist

I LOVE the idgaf attitude coming off this picture of @myssematch and her caption makes it πŸ’―πŸ’œβ¬‡ ・・・
Holy Shit! Raise the alarm 🚨
There's a plus size woman that actually loves her body the way it is. Look at how her stretch marks, thick thighs, and non flat tummy are out and exposed to the world. What a radical notion. 😱 This is way too progressive.
Hahaha just kidding. I hope you all have a wonderful day and continue to see how beautiful you all truly are. #MyBodyMyRules

WHO WANTS TO PLAY THE COMPLIMENT TRAIN GAME? ➑ go to the comments and say something nice to the person who commented above you! It could be a compliment, it could be a positive affirmation, it could just be some cute emoji love πŸ£πŸ’ this game makes my heart so happy every time we play it so LET'S SHARE THE LOVE! πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Quote: fat-and-wlw on Tumblr ✨

We went to Saona island yesterday and got massages overlooking the water, and I put a 🌺 flower 🌺 in my hair and felt like Moana the whole day. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž

Me all day every day πŸ’whenever you go on holiday there's SO much 'I can eat what I want because I'm on vacation' talk. But seriously, you don't need a vacation to give yourself permission to eat whatever you want. Listening to your cravings doesn't have to be a 'treat' to 'make up for' later. Honouring your appetite doesn't have to be a bargaining move.

You have unconditional permission to eat. And no, that doesn't mean you'll suddenly start eating 12 whole bakeries every day (although you're still worthy of self love and respect if you do), it means you can actually listen to your body. It means nothing is forbidden (which in turn takes the allure away from binging on 'forbidden' foods), it means there's no more guilt, it means that food is just food again, and not a measure of your value, beauty or worth.
So start today. Listen to your body, stop beating yourself up for eating, and for the love of god stop giving a crap about counting calories. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž

"If you weigh more than your boyfriend, you're too fat".
That's something I learned while we were still on the playground, back before any of us had even been near a boy. I don't know where it came from, TV, magazines, overheard conversations - but it was fact.

Beautiful women were always light and graceful, the men strong and solid. So that the boyfriends could lift you up and swing you round, you his feather light princess.

As I got older that image became one more reason I was convinced that my body made me unlovable. And it isn't an image that only hurts women, it hurts men who can't reach the strong, solid expectation, it hurts people who don't fit the gender binary, people who don't slot in the limited boxes our culture puts gender into. It hurts queer people who are only given heteronormative images to aspire to. It hurts us all, the idea that only certain bodies are deserving of love.

But the truth? The truth is that every single one of us are worthy of love, whether our bodies are light, strong, soft, bigger or smaller than our partners. Whether we believe that we're worthy or not. We already are. That means you too. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž

YES @dothehotpants πŸ’œ I've written a whole section in my book about why detox teas are bullshit (and dangerous) and this post of Dana's is EVERYTHING ⬇
1. SKINNY TEAS LIKE @fittea @flattummytea ARE LAXATIVES
For many people with eating disorders, laxatives are used to purge calories. Using laxatives for weight loss is DANGEROUS. Not only do they dehydrate you and can make you really sick, but it's a scientific fact that diets don't work, and all these teas will do is lay the groundwork for a full blown eating disorder.
I have been approached MULTIPLE times by skinny teas (and I know @nourishandeat and other big accounts have too). They start their email off with "Wow we love your IG and what you stand for.."
LOLLLL if they actually read my IG they wouldn't go near me with a ten foot pole.
But these companies troll curvy influencers and body positive influencers because they want to market their products as an "all natural way to love your body." Fuck that.
Do not trust anyone promoting these products. As someone who has been approached multiple times, I know what's in it for influencers $$$.
And on that rare occasion someone is promoting it on their own accord, don't trust them either because they are using a tea with laxatives to lose weight. Whether they know it or not, this is dangerous behavior that is NOT self love.
Sorry Β―\_(ツ)_/Β― but you won't.
People talk all the time about "bloat." And sure, a laxative is going to get rid of "bloat"...until you have to poop again. Cuz hello you have a body that takes in nutrients and expels waste to keep you alive. So unless you lose weight through other ways, all this tea is going to do is give you a shitty at home colonic (no pun intended) and the next time you eat, that ridiculous "bloat" y'all talking about (that's just food in your gut) will come back.
Oh & they also have ZERO TRANSPARENCY with their ingredients!
Lol can you tell I hate skinny teas?

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