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Summer Innanen  🔥Body Image Coach 💗Best-selling author of Body Image Remix 🎤Host of Fearless Rebelle Radio 🤘Get the free 10-Day Body Confidence Makeover👇

I read this quote the other day and it’s a wonderful metaphor for the way I feel about acceptance and our thoughts.

Having negative thoughts is NORMAL. You don’t need to question every negative thought or feeling. You don’t need to be ashamed of them. We need a balance of both positive and negative to have depth. That's what makes us human and dynamic.

👇this poem🔥 Reposting @whitmcwrites:⠀
"These curves are freedom.⠀

They allow me the opportunity of emancipation ⠀
Reminding me of my privilege ⠀
To move,⠀
To dance,⠀
To heal,⠀
To feel... This deep chocolate body, ⠀
Sprinkled with cinnamon,⠀
Laced with tiger stripes⠀
Traveling effortlessly across thick territory,⠀
Unyielding glory⠀
These, curves⠀
Uniquely crafted⠀
Expanded and contracted so often⠀
Like, muscle memory⠀
Their imperfection⠀
Is beauty.⠀

These curves,⠀
Are mine.⠀
These curves,⠀
Are me.⠀
-@whitmcwrites .⠀
#TheseCurves #Sweepstakes #selflovefirst #knowyourworth #powerful #ownyourmagic #blackgirlmagic #blackgirljoy #blackwriters #writingcommunity #instapoet #igpoet #poetry #effyourbeautystandards #purebodylove #nowrongwaytobeawoman #loveyourcurves #torrid #forever21plus #Bermudamoments #revelations #poetryinmotion #Awakenings #whitmcwrites #blackwritersdaily #anotetoself #writerchick #thickthighssavelives #poetryislife #body4me"

EMBRACE THE GREY. Fuck black and white thoughts like, "I’m not good enough," "I’m not doing this right," and "why bother."
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Here is what I propose: Embrace the grey.⠀
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Get comfortable with the uncomfortable spot in the middle.⠀
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Instead of loving your body, be content with body ambivalence.⠀
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Instead of feeling like a failure because you had a bad body day, be proud that you recognized those feelings instead of reacting by eating riced cauliflower.⠀
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Instead of being hard on yourself after eating to the point of discomfort, respect inconsistency.⠀
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Instead of making self-improvement a big ‘thing’ that must be done exactly right, be content with spending a few minutes here and there.⠀

Calling all sensitive souls: You will love this week's episode of #FearlessRebelleRadio. I chat with @rachelwcole about navigating authenticity and autonomy as a sensitive person, including the unique gifts, challenges and self-care requirements.

We also talk about the difference between what she calls, body submission and body sovereignty, and the subtle ways we keep ourselves in bodily submission. . 🎧

Putting this out as a reminder to myself and you! It’s OK to not get it right, know it all or have it all figured out.

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ~ Joseph Campbell 🤘

Could not have said it better myself. Reposting @bravebodylove:
"Just because all bodies need represented, so it eventually feels normal again.

Reminder: You don’t have to explain yourself to everyone. You don’t have to pretend you’re OK when you’re not. You do not owe that to anyone.

It's HERE..Our first #AgePo Saturday goes out to Lucienne, who was one of the inspirations behind this initiative. Reposting @26kleisen:
"The woman tells me: "You are really turning #grey." I know, and I love it. Prefer to call it #silver as it sounds as precious as it is. Celebrate each day! #agepo #bopo #effageappropriate #effyourbeautystandards #silversisters #nofilter #nodye"
Over 40 and got a pic you want me to share? Use #AgePo and tag me!

Ready to smash the standards that make you feel not good enough? Get the 10-Day Body Confidence Makeover. 👆in profile.

To all my people who feel like nothing they do is ever good enough. Sometimes getting out of bed is worthy of celebration...
Or staying in bed too. 🎉

CALLING ALL WOMEN 40+ I need your help. There is a lack of representation of people over the age of 40, so I want to use my platform to do something about it. There are awesome women/accounts like @idaho_amy @advancedstyle @plussizeproud and @baddiewinkle but I want to see more and especially from "everyday" women like you.

Enter Project #AgePo: A community initiative to enhance the visibility of women 40+ on social media.

Every Saturday (and hopefully more days!) I will feature a different #AgePo image from you, my dear followers.

But, I need your help to participate! All you need to do is tag me in your photo - include a blurb/story about why you are embracing aging or calling out bullshit on anti-aging. I’ll share the image across my feed.

Get all the details including my thoughts on aging on the blog - 👆in profile.