💐🌸 FLORAL SEASON 🌸💐 this dress has a cut-out in the back exactly where I have this cute lil squish roll, and I think that makes it extra beautiful because maybe someone else will see my squish roll and not feel so bad about their squish roll BECAUSE SQUISH ROLLS ARE CUTE DAMNIT. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. every season is floral season for me who am I even trying to kid. ✨ P.p.s the dress is ASOS but I'm pretty sure I bought the last one in the sale 💃 #bodypositivepower
This is for the person who glanced past their reflection in the mirror, because they can't stomach the sight of themselves undressed. This is for the person who threw their breakfast away for the 3rd time this week, because the thought of food makes them ashamed. This is for the fat girl who's been struggling with anorexia, but believes she's too big to be sick. This ones for the skinny girl who has to deal with social media bullshit telling her real women have curves. This is for the young girl growing into a woman, who's teased and mocked for her growing body and made to feel ashamed of becoming a woman. This is for the the body positive Instagram babes who make a difference to how we view ourselves every single day. You have no idea how much you're changing just by being authentically you. Therefore I'm going to tag some of my favourite #bopo babes who help me every single day! Comment any I miss out!
I hope all of you are having an amazing day, and if you're not, I'm sending all of my love and good vibes your way 🌹 also, please always feel free to message me if you ever need anything!! whether it's just to talk or rant or advice or whatever, I'm here for y'all!!❣️
Coming to terms that my face is going to change is really difficult for me. In 8 days I will be at the hospital ready for my surgery. It is a tense time but yesterday I became preoccupied with the cosmetic change. So this whole 2 year process I have been focused and going through with this major surgery because of the health benefits. Yesterday however I met a lovely woman who is 2 months post operation and I am having a very similar movement done to her. Her face has completely changed! It looks wonderful. So it got me thinking deep down somewhere am I possibly excited about the cosmetic changes that will happen. Are those years of people calling me a bulldog over. Here's the thing though I am having a really hard time marrying that with my body positivity. While I always encourage & support anyone who makes any/all changes to their body (heck dying our hair is a change). I have spent 24 years becoming okay & happy with my jaw/underbite which hasn't been any easy process. Now this week feeling intrigued and slightly excited about my changes coming I feel confused. How does this fit into my body positivity? How does this fit into my beliefs for myself? While the long term the health benefits are totally worth it, I'm afraid to post this because I don't want you all to think bullying has led me to change my appearance. I've succumbed to the "pressures" to look a certain way. However these moments and decisions don't exist in a vacuum they are complex. I have many mixed feelings about my surgery. I guess the cool part about feminism and body positivity is you do get to choose what's right for you. Part of me feels relieved I feel a little excited because I have been terrified of this change. Change is good sometimes. Also jaw surgery is so specific and you cannot have it without a cosmetic change resulting as well. Has anyone had a surgery or something that has changed their appearance & felt guilt or fear about it from the perspective of the body positive community? #chooselifewarrior#doublejawsurgery#jawsurgery
I believe that all that we need is within us. It may take an extra minute on the toilet at your work to sit and calm your mind or it may take going to a salt cave in Asheville (my yesterday) but all that we need is within us. It's really up to YOU (me) to take the time to be with ourselves and listen to all the things we need to say and hear.
We're all made up of incredibly different personality traits and quirks. What works them will not always work for you and that's perfectly okay! Who cares if you do it the long way or take the shortcuts - as long as your goal and outcome are what you are aiming for, you've won! Don't let your differences make you question the way you function - do it your way! 💋Love Lani xxx