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Body Positive

Brace yourself; it’s that time of the year when we are inundated with “Get Beach Ready” articles in magazines and social media. These articles are a reminder our bodies are a constant work in progress. “Get a bikini body in 21 days” headlines have always made me uncomfortable as it sets unrealistic body standards for women to fit into and promotes the idea that you need to lose weight or get in shape first before wearing a bikini. There are plenty of articles circulating at the moment with unachievable standards,

When I started promoting the body positive movement, I confused it with body confidence. Initially I thought body positivity and confidence were strongly related. I did research, read blog posts, watched videos on YouTube and realized that it was two completely different subjects. People often ask me, “Megan what does the body positive movement stand for and how does it compare to body confidence”. Let me break it down for you guys. The body positive movement was created to help people with marginalized bodies feel entitled to self-love and show

In a recent conversation, an insensitive person told me the four dreaded words: Megan, you’re getting fat! As I clenched my lips, wondering how to respond, cursing the fuck out of this person in my head, I wondered why certain individuals felt the need to comment on another person’s weight? I live in my body, I’m fully aware of my weight. I don’t need a body shamer/troll reminding me of my weight. It took every ounce, every bit of self-control not to respond rudely. But as walked away from a dull and

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