A lot of marginalised bodies fight hard to deter the notion we they are someone’s “before” photo, so why are we now volunteering ourselves as that very thing for entertainment?
A health initiative that embraces both change and the happy fatty life sounds like the ultimate contradiction but I have genuinely found that this is a reality, & I’m proud to say I’m part of it.
After much soul searching with equal amounts of self loathing & self loving, I finally have a conclusion to last post’s discussion.
We were taught that body positivty & body confidence were interchangeable only to now find that bopo is exclusively for marginalised bodies. And as a result of this there is a backlash on “incorrectly” using the term.
We have so many sources of self love readily available but some brands have jumped on this bandwagon with ulterior motives.
Why, in a world with an ever opening mind, is it socially acceptable to hold certain prejudices?
You might have seen some of the handiwork of the self love wonder that is The 88 & Friends but who, what & why are they?
It sounds as patronising as being in a bout of depression & being told to “cheer up” but this one is actually achievable. And you don’t even have to write lists or talk to yourself in the mirror.
I adore the BoPo community but what was a supportive celebration of choice power is turning into a contradictory place of negativity since the turn of 2019 for two just reasons.
Change for the better is great & with new year motivation, this is the best time to do it, but putting pressure on yourself just because it’s January is unnecessary.
Self love is such a wonderful discipline &, as the current bangwagon, there’s a whole world self love self help that we all could & should grab with both hands.
I didn’t want a boudoir shoot but an Ivy Rose Studio makeover photoshoot with my best girl & fur daughter, Betsy the pugglebum, was right up my alley!