Okay tumblr, here is a huuuuuuge first for me and I am freaking out a lot. I would like to introduce you all to my tummy.
This here tummy has been the subject of a lot of hate and dislike and all around general meanness. I used to squeeze it (and not in a loving manner), and deprive it of food, and tried really hard to tuck it away, suck it in, hide it in girdles, etc. Anything I could do to hide it, really. I look back at that now
There are so many of you lovely, babely, and fat/plus sized people here on Tumblr who have inspired me so much. When I stumbled upon the body positivity community about a year ago, I had no idea that i would in for such a whirlwind of a journey to radical self-love, body positivity, and all around fat love. I am learning to be proud of my body, and to touch my body with love, gentleness, and care. Now, I sit around with my belly out without feeling ashamed; all i feel is comfort. I squeeze my belly with love and look at it because I think it’s cute when it wiggles. I try not to squeeze it into anything that it doesn’t find comfortable or that hurts it. And most of all, I embrace my scars and stretch marks because they tell a story. I let them remind me to be good to myself and to my belly.
So, thank you guys for helping me learn to love my tummy <3
(p.s- this is important to me, so please don’t reblog this to any fetish or porn-y blogs because that would be disrespectful. thanks!)