From the beginning of the humanity there are always some forms of beauty standards. Blondness, whiteness, colorful eyes,full lips etc. were accepted as the decisive for beauty and most people even have surgeries to accepted more beautiful by society.
And now there is a new movement called body positivity. It’s a phrase that has been going around for a while now. There are hundreds of illustrations, articles etc. about it. Maybe you want to understand the phrase more, or maybe you think you think you’re excluded from it because of the way you feel. So let’s start with the meaning of it.
Body positivity is the idea of acceptance and praise of any type of body. It’s about being happy with the body you’re in and deciding about what makes you happy and how you feel about yourself. It is the understanding that there are bodies in any shape, size and type.
Contrary to popular belief, body positivity is not only about being fat or celebrating big bodies even though the roots of this movement can be found in the fat acceptance movement which fights the stigma against only thin bodies are the good ones.But the movement has been broadened to accepting all. It’s about praising all kind of them. Male, female, too small, too big, having scars, having birth marks, not having all the body parts, having big breasts or not having them at all. We have to understand that not all people has the same type of body and not everyone has to live up to these standards set by our society. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look "good"; just make sure it's your own version of "good" and not someone else's, because that someone else is making a mint off you. We’re all humans , we all have flaws but thats whats makes us beautiful, just the way we are. We have to own it, we have to accept it! We should not let our minds bully us.
So join the body positivity movement, be yourself and remember this quote from Kelsey Silver ; “You are imperfect and yet those imperfections like any great work of art are what makes you a masterpiece.”
President of Omega Group of Agora Leo Club