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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👇

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I read this quote the other day and it’s a wonderful metaphor for the way I feel about acceptance and our thoughts.
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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:⠀
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"These curves are freedom.⠀

They allow me the opportunity of emancipation ⠀
Daily,⠀
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 .⠀
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#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.⠀
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EMBRACE THE GREY

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.
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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. . 🎧summerinnanen.com/81

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:
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"Just because all bodies need represented, so it eventually feels normal again.
#bravebodylove"

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:
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"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"
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Over 40 and got a pic you want me to share? Use #AgePo and tag me!

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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.
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Enter Project #AgePo: A community initiative to enhance the visibility of women 40+ on social media.
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Every Saturday (and hopefully more days!) I will feature a different #AgePo image from you, my dear followers.
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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.
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Get all the details including my thoughts on aging on the blog - 👆in profile.