I don't want to give the impression that I don't struggle with body image problems. Do I feel better about myself than I did at the start of my twenties? Obviously. But that doesn't mean I'm not susceptible to the same mind fuckery I've been battling since childhood. I think of self-hate like an addiction. I'm in a permanent state of recovery. I still have to remind myself to ignore the gazes and opinions of other people- maybe I always will. Once an addict, always an addict. And that's fine, too- quite frankly, I'm not trying to be the bastion of body positivity. I'm just trying to survive.
Anyway, I accidentally hit record while shooting my #hollowback #handstand practice tonight and caught this moment of chublove. Today, the @mic/@strutbymic/@slaybymic squad asked about my relationship w/ my belly & and I said shit's complicated. We've definitely had ups and downs. But this chub has taught me a lot about the world- for example, I've learned it only takes a sliver of visible chub to reveal at least a dozen internet trolls. And am I in the mood to fish for internet trolls? Lol kinda but only bc so many people have asked how I ignore my haters. Answer? Because I've got better shit to do than worry about that kinda foolishness. Sooooo😜🖕🏿🖕🏿😜💦💦🍆🍆 #getinformation
NYC! I'll be at @strandbookstore tomorrow at 7pm- get tickets at jessamynstanley.com/tour! (Buy my book "Every Body Yoga" at Jessamynstanley.com/book or click the link above ok I promise I'm done)
Sports bra- @torridfashion