Thanks to the beautiful @bodiposibaby for sharing her self-love story with me! I love her page so damn much! Please check it out + Follow 🙂
Evie's Story: "I grew up in a very dysfunctional family, and went through a lot of trauma as a child (physically and emotionally). It really affected the way I saw myself, my body, and the world. Then in my adolescence and adulthood I survived two assaults. I blamed my body, my sexuality, and myself. For years I only saw myself as flawed and not good enough, and struggled with low self esteem, eating disorders, and self harm. Also, growing up in a society that has such a narrow inaccurate perception of beauty didn't help. I made myself vulnerable and asked for help, got therapy, and it probably saved my life. I know now that I am enough, and that my body is beautiful and I deserve to enjoy life, and let my body enjoy life, just like it deserves to. Not every day is easy, sometimes it's minute to minute, but the wonderful body positive movement has given me so much hope. I truly believe, and know, that everybody is beautiful, that it is society and it's ridiculous standards that are ugly. My goal is that in finding love and acceptance for myself, I might be able to offer some hope and light for someone struggling with the same things I struggled with, just like the hope all of you beautiful people have given me."