THE TUMMY PROJECT :: a place for encouragement, acceptance, & love for others and, especially, for ourselves. ♥ many posts will be triggering, so please be warned. this is a safe space to show and discuss your scars and stories. please feel free to submit your own tummy, and keep reblogging and loving the courageous tummies already featured! lots of love, ~raynala
this body is my home. it’s where i live, eat, sleep, love, cry, hug, work, and everything else. you wouldn’t allow someone to repeatedly come to YOUR home and treat you badly, would you? then try not to do it to yourself. you live here. if someone else tries to come in to your home and make a mess, tell them they aren’t invited back. ever again.
I really, really dislike my stomach so much. Even though I’ve pretty much always been chubby, I used to have a pretty flat stomach until a couple years ago. It sucks because even though I know I’m a mega babe, I’m still really hesitant for anyone to see my stomach. It’s lumpy and shaped weird and when I’m standing you can see where I’m starting to get definition on the sides (but no where else, goddamn it), I’ve got stretch marks… and just ugh. I don’t like it. I don’t. I know I’m super body positive and I wish I could say that I love everything INCLUDING my stomach, but I can’t honestly say that and I’m sorry. Ugh. I’m posting this to help me maybe get a little more comfortable with it.