Feminism, Thoughts

Let’s talk about body positivity!

TW: brief mention of eating disorders

Hey guys, girls and other people,

So once again I have been super inactive on this blog. I just really struggle to find time for YouTube, blogging and school work. However, I am finally here to talk about a topic that means a lot to me and I have very strong opinions on. FEMINISM! Recently, I have fallen out with some people over this topic so I am here to talk about it and share my opinions.

Feminism is a very broad subject to talk about so today I am talking about a small part of it. That is body positivity. Body positivity means a lot to me because it has truly made me a happier person. Less than a year ago I was so insecure with my body and I didn’t know how to make myself feel happy about it again. That was until I found an amazing community that could help me out. Today, I would like to talk about some people who helped me become more body positive and some of my personal tips. I hope this helps someone love themselves more.

@Bodyposipanda

Megan Jayne Crabbe is an anorexia survivor herself and has an amazing body positive Instagram page. She was one of the main people to help me love myself more. Her page is full of inspiring quotes, photos and pieces of writing to help you on your way to body positivity.¬† I love her! Recently, she released a book called “Body Positive Power”, which I am yet to pick up. What she does is so wonderful and she has helped many people including myself. I would love to meet her and tell her how much she has helped me and my body.

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common “flaws”

Everyone has something they don’t like abut their body or is viewed as “flawed” in society’s eyes. But are they flaws? Nope! Most women (and a lot of men) have stretch marks. I have them! It is only our skin growing as we grow. it is completely normal yet so many people are ashamed of them. Belly rolls are normal too. When you are sitting or bending over you get belly rolls. This is just where you are squished up and there is nothing wrong with it at all. The skinniest models even get belly rolls (as seen in the picture below). Fat is not an offensive word and we should not use it in an offensive way. Everyone has fat on their body because it is what keeps us alive and keeps us energised when we haven’t eaten in a while. it is for survival not for looks. So remember: we all have things we don’t like, but they are beautiful and there is nothing wrong with them.

I hope you people enjoyed this rant of a blog post. I hope now you can understand how much body positivity means to me and how important it is to be body positive. All bodies are beautiful and we should accept them all. If you have questions, concerns or just want to chat about this topic them comment down below. I am always open to discussion

-Abbie xx

song of the post – beautiful

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Thoughts

14 Things I Learned By 14

Hey guys,

Guess what? It’s my fourteenth birthday today! so I thought it was only right to do a “14 Things I Learned By 14” post. Over the past year, many amazing and horrible things have happened that have taught me many things. I tried to i 14 things I learned by 14:

  1. It isn’t impossible to learn to play guitar.

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  1. Friends will come and go. eventually you will learn who are the true ones.
  2. Blogging will open up so many opportunities for you.
  3. Eventually you will find a way to be confident in yourself.

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  1. people genuinely appreciate your YouTube and blog.
  2. The rave about PLL is true.
  3. CD’s are so much better than download.
  4. Worrying about other people (when it isn’t needed) won’t help your emotions at all.
  5. It is practically impossible to play guitar with fake nails (unless you’re Dolly Parton).
  6. The rave about Stranger Things is true.

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  1. Live life to the fullest.
  2. Don’t care about what others think of you.
  3. There is a way to make your hair less puffy (still kinda trying to figure this out though).
  4. The past year has given me so many good memories and I hope the next year will be the same.

 

Song of the post: Birthday – Katy Perry

 

Life of Abbie Jenkins xx