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

https://po.st/bodypositivepower

THE FINAL PRINT OF MY BOOK IS HERE AND IT'S SO FUCKING PINK ILOVEITTTT 🌸

The UK release is in less than a month (September 7th) and I'm TERRIFIED but so so hopeful that what I've written will help people who are struggling to accept and love their bodies as they are πŸ’™ there are chapters on overcoming food guilt and eating intuitively 🍴 societal beauty standards and why they're bullshit πŸ™… where diet culture comes from and how to escape it 🌈 my own personal journey overcoming anorexia πŸ’ and SO much more!

This is kind of weird for me, because I've never really asked you guys for anything and I've never sold you anything either, but if this page and what I do has ever helped you or made you feel supported, it would mean the world to me if you could support me back with this book, because my whole heart is in there πŸ’œ
If you're in the UK and you're able to, the pre-order link is in my bio ✨ for all of my US babes, the book WILL be coming to you! Keep your eyes peeled and I'll let you know when! There's a German translation coming as well πŸ’ƒ other countries 🌎 if you click the link in my bio it will tell you if it's available to you (it's also on kindle!). Regardless of what happens with the book, I'll keep bringing you bopo here! The love you guys have shown me over the years has been one of the greatest joys of my life and I'm so thankful. I love you all! πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
#bodypositivepower

You know that internal voice trying to tear you down every day? I need you to start shouting back at it. When you look in the mirror and it immediately points out 10 things that are 'wrong' about your reflection, that's your queue to say 10 things out loud that make you perfect as you are.

You've spent a lifetime being conditioned to see 'flaws' that aren't there and to see your body as a problem to be fixed, now you have to retrain your brain to think differently. Start by standing up for yourself. Shout back. Recognise that voice is only so loud because what it's saying is reinforced in the culture all around us every day, not because it's right. You're fine just the way you are GODDAMNIT. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Art by the fantastic @tylerfeder (if you're not following them already go go go!) ✨

You know what time it is πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ seriously all hail @yourstruelymelly for inventing #donthatetheshake and giving us a way to celebrate aaaaall our jiggle and all the amazing shapes our bodies make in movement. Shoutout to my beautifully soft body for allowing me to have this much fun dancing around in my underwear! πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Song is Power by Little Mix ✨

"Stop talking about racism and politics, stick to body positivity" πŸ‘‡

Body positivity is not just about making people feel good about their bodies.

It's also about making marginalised people feel SAFE and VALUED in their bodies.

In order for marginalised people to feel SAFE existing in their own bodies we have to fight the systems that keep them marginalised and unsafe.

That doesn't just mean fighting against fatphobia, but racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, ableism, ageism, and colorism too.

BODY POSITIVITY IS A POLITICAL MOVEMENT AIMING TO LIBERATE ALL BODIES FROM MARGINALISATION.

Fighting against fatphobia, diet culture and body hatred is part of that, but it is NOT the only part. There is more to this movement than belly love and cellulite celebration.

And unless we stand up for ALL marginalised bodies, call out discrimination, oppose prejudice and fight injustice, we are not doing it right.

Once more for the people in the back: body positivity is about more than you feeling good about your body. 'Good' can only be achieved after 'safe' 'valued' and 'equal' is achieved for EVERYONE.

How will people ever feel good about their bodies while they're being oppressed & discriminated against because of their bodies?

So to answer why body positive activists talk about politics - it's impossible to talk about body positivity WITHOUT politics.

Body positivity is political. Liberating ourselves from the systems that teach us our bodies are not valuable is political.

Body positivity fights for all sizes, all skin colours, all ages, all genders, all abilities. It cannot do that without being politcal.

If that's not something you believe in, then you're probably in the wrong place.

And if you're even slightly on the side of white supremacists, racists and neo-Nazis, you're definitely in the wrong place. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž

Currently swooning over this picture featuring the ever so babely @ushshi πŸ˜πŸ’œ
And no, this is not a truly diverse photo, we need more sizes, more shades, more ages, more genders, more abilities - it's just a beautiful picture that I wanted to spotlight. If you see any great diversity shoots that I haven't posted yet, please send them my way! πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Photo by @jinanddana for @nylonmag ✨

Byyyyeeeee πŸ‘‹ reminder that people who tell you that pursuing self love is conceited are probably saying it because they can't find their own. Believing that you're good enough isn't being conceited, conceited is believing that you're better than everyone else. You're allowed to prioritise your mental health and make peace with yourself, you deserve to. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Quote from ofpousseys on Tumblr (edited version) ✨

Wearing all the bodycon I never thought I was allowed to wear unless I had a flat stomach and a bubble butt. Shout out to all my babes whose belly sticks out further than their booty, I see you boo and there's nothing wrong with you πŸ˜˜πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Outfit is all ASOS but super old sorrryyyyy ✨

Why do people still think calling someone a πŸ‹ is an insult? Whales are majestic and powerful as fuck, I'll take being a whale over being a fatphobic wanker any day of the week πŸ’πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
P.s. werk that blubber babes ✨

Artist: @halfloser πŸ’

I got home from the #TruelyGlitterPanda Miami trip today, and although I'll definitely be doing a full blog post with highlights soon, I wanted to take today to tell you about two of the most remarkable women I've ever met.

@yourstruelymelly @glitterandlazers and I have known each other online for 3 years, but before this holiday we'd never met. Over those years I fell in love with Melly and Anna for their fierce authenticity, unapologetic self love and contagious confidence. I could never have hoped that they would be even more amazing in person, but they were.

Melly is hands down one of the most intelligent people I've ever known. And along with that astounding intellect comes sweetness, adorable giggles, a party girl attitude, and the kind of courage that allows a person to explore the world and themselves endlessly. Not to mention the passion and integrity for what she believes that overflow from her.

Anna is a fucking supernova. I don't think I've ever met such a powerful woman, professionally and personally. She's wise, generous, hilariously funny, and owns every space she's in. She makes up incredible impromptu songs about her life, she's a wonderful dog mama, and she truly knows her worth.

Most of all, both of these women wake up every day and proceed to be fearlessly themselves in a world that tells them they shouldn't be. Despite any backlash and ignorance they face. They know who they are and they make you feel like your truest self just being around them. The world is a better place with them in it. And I'm so grateful to have shared some of their magic. Until next year my loves. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž

Note: you never need other people's validation in order to see your worth, feel your beauty, or know your value. You decide those things, not them. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Spotted on @curvesbecomeher ✨
Tweeted by SoRelatable πŸ’

I absolutely love following this human and their work, I think we all need a little more @alokvmenon in our lives! This picture and caption are everything β¬‡πŸ’œ note: please use they/them pronouns when referring to Alok in the comments!
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after my show in wellington a young person maybe 4 or 5 years old came up to me sheepishly and tapped my shoulder (ok more like my leg because i was wearing heels!) and said: "i hope no one bullies you for wearing girls clothes" and then i cried and cried and said thank you and we jumped up and down and danced together to the music and for a moment everything made sense and i genuinely and wholly felt in my body for the first time in a long time. thank you for witnessing me and my pain. thank you for reminding how extraordinarily complicated they make it and how simple it really is. πŸ˜­πŸ’ž

Do you know why it's so fucking important to leave health requirements out of body positivity? Because someone's health NEVER determines how valuable or worthy of respect they are. Ever.

Everytime you comment on how you're 'all for body positivity AS LONG AS YOU'RE HEALTHY', you're implying that people who aren't healthy aren't worthy of respect and self love. That people who aren't healthy don't get to celebrate themselves. And who does that leave out? People who are chronically ill. People with auto-immune disorders, genetic disorders, eating disorders, drug or alcohol dependency, and anyone who's differently abled in any way. So you know what the health requirement really is? Ableist as fuck.

And even people with bad physical health for ANY reason (yes, including fat people with bad physical health), are valuable and worthy of respect. We cannot use 'health' as a way to rank our human value and decide who's worthy and who's not. Ranking bodies by how they function is no better than ranking bodies by how they look.
So please, leave your health concern out of body positivity. Stop harassing fat people about their health (which by the way, damages their mental health, but I guess that doesn't count as health right?). Stop assuming all fat people are unhealthy (seriously, it's tired, inaccurate and fatphobic). Stop using health concern as a socially accepted veil for your prejudice. Stop being ableist as fuck. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
And p.s. fat people have been saying this for years, listen to them, believe them, stand up for them. ✨
Art by the fantastic @tylerfeder πŸ’

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