We are so excited to share some body positivity quotes that we are LOVING for this week’s Style Wise Wednesday. Next week we will follow up with a Style Wise Wednesday conversation about all things body image. Some topics we will discuss include: What has shaped the narrative of negative body image?; How can we begin shifting that narrative for the current culture and future generations?; What does it mean to have a body positive outlook?
I’d like to challenge you to STOP HERE. Before you read the rest of this post, take a minute and jot down the last 5 thoughts you can remember having about your body. If they are all negative do not lose hope here. Read through the post and answer the follow up question at the end.
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15 Body Positivity Quotes We LOVE
1. “It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.” – Unknown (Source)
2. “As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, ‘I love my body’. Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, ‘I am so proud of my body’. So I make sure to say it to my daughter, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.” – Kate Winslet
3. “Your body deserves to be nourished and loved; any other thought or message is a lie.” -Unknown (Source)
4. “Even if you’re in the process of trying to change your body, you need to be content with what it is, right here, right now. Because if you can’t be happy with yourself now, you won’t be happy with yourself ever.” – Anastasia Amour
5. “Imagine if we obsessed over the things we loved about ourselves.” (Original Source)
6. “Nobody tells you. It’s okay to call yourself beautiful. It is okay to smile at mirrors. And it is perfectly fine to say your own eyes are pretty. It is wonderful to love your waist and your legs, regardless of their size. And you are not conceited if you use your fingers to list everything you’re good at rather than point at all your own flaws. You can acknowledge you’re smart and that you will go places. And you will be someone greater than your mistakes. You can’t always expect other people to believe in yourself for you.” -AKR
7. “Shoutout to all the girls out there trying to love themselves in a world that’s constantly telling them not to.” – @nourishandeat
8. “I am obsessed with becoming a woman comfortable in her own skin.” – Marissa, Stream & Stone (Source)
9. “Body confidence does not come from trying to achieve the “perfect” body, it comes from embracing the one you’ve already got.” -Unknown (Source)
10. “Oh my darling, it’s true beautiful things have dents and scratches too.” – Unknown (Source)
11. “Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.” – Unknown (Source)
12. “When you talk about yourself or talk to yourself…try to picture you talking to your own daughter or your younger sister. Because you would tell your younger sister or your daughter that she’s beautiful. You wouldn’t be lying. Because she is. And so are you.” – Amy Poehler
13. “If you want to give light to others you have to glow yourself.” -Thomas S. Monson
14. “And I said to my body, softly, ‘I want to be your friend’. It took a long breath, and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this’.” – Nayyirah Waheed.
15. “Tell your daughters how you love your body. Tell them how they must love theirs. Tell them to be proud of every bit of themselves – from their tiger stripes to the soft flesh of their thighs. Whether their is a little of them or a lot. Whether freckles cover their face or not. Whether their curves are plentiful or slim. Whether their hair is thick, curly, straight, long or short. Tell them how they inherited their ancestors’ souls in their smiles. That their eyes carry countries that breathed life into history, that the swing of their hips does not determine their destiny. Tell them never to listen when bodies are critiqued. Tell them every woman’s body is beautiful because every woman’s soul is unique.” – Nikita Gill
A Follow Up Question
Take a minute to think about how you feel after reading all of those empowering quotes. Did this mindset shift reveal anything to you? Help us start the conversation by sharing in the comments section below!
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Lindsey and I have pinned these quotes and many more on the board below. Check it out and follow along!