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User Image atlasflow Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:47 PM (UTC)

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Today, I am thankful for communication. I am thankful for people that ask difficult questions, and listen to intricate and personal answers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Last night someone asked me if I felt comfortable answering the question: what does it feel like to be a woman?
So many answers raced through my head in seconds. •There was a time the first word that came to mind was “dangerous”. I know the numbers. I know what may happen to me because I am female bodied. I know what statistics stand against me. • The next word that came to mind was “balance”. The chapter of my life when I discovered that I identified with masculine energy as well as feminine energy, and the difference between my body, and my self. • The following word: “brave”. Then “empowering”. “Sacred”. All of a sudden, even the word “safe” came to mind and I rejoiced in how far I have come on this path of gender and self-love. • I am very open about how I have had such an intense relationship with “being a woman”. I am so invested in shattering the social norms that belittle and endanger BOTH the feminine energy AND the female body. I am dedicated to EMBRACING my opportunity to embody Mama Gaia and integrate Durga, Athena, Aphrodite. To be woman is to have Goddess Ancestors. To be woman is to bleed with the moon and shed my own past. To be woman is to be Mother, connecting with the child in all things. To be woman is dangerous, to be woman is to pursue balance, to be woman is to be an empowered warrior of fierce gentleness, and sweet love. To be woman is to feel safe in my own arms. • What does it feel like to be a woman?
It feels like spinning. Like dancing with my hands in the sky and my feet in the ground. It feels like euphoria. It feels like home.
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Lately I’ve noticed that more people I know or have known in the past are following me or watching my stories - HELLO DEAR PEOPLE!! 😁 As nice as I think it is, it did sparked selfdoubt in my mind and started poking to my insecurities .. ”What if they are offended by what I post”! ”What if they find me repulsive”! ”What if they think I’m a failure at life”! ”What if they see right through me because they know how imperfect I am” But the more I think about it, the more absurd my thoughts seems..⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ 1) I’m pretty sure everyone knows that they can just unfollow if they don’t like what I post, and even if someone knows me in real life, no one is obligated to follow me 😊 Reminder to all, you are not obligated to follow ANYONE 😘 ⠀2) I’m not responsible for anyone’s feelings. So if anyone are feeling disgusted or offended by anything remember, it’s in yourself those feelings grows. Maybe it will be a good time to think of why you feel that way. ⠀3) I shouldn’t care wether people uses my page as a comparison to their lives .. If anyone looks at me and thinks “thanks God it’s not me who ....” then it’s okay 👌🏻 I did that myself for the longest time until I realized that I did that because I wasn’t happy with my own life. I needed to compare my life to someone I THOUGHT had it worse than me.. Fourthly - I’m not at all perfect.. and that is what my page is about - celebrating imperfectness and showing that we are all different but we are all worthy 🙏🏻❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
Non of you that I know or have known has been nasty or disrespectful in anyway - please don’t feel like I’m saying that .. But I’m sure a lot of people who knows/have known me are surprised to find out what I’m posting here on my page since I’ve been the most diet-fixated, insecure and shy person for the majority of my life .. Times change and that’s why I find this post necessary! I’m sure some else out there are holding back from doing what they want or post what they are passionate about. We fear others opinion because it makes us insecure and vulnerable. But don’t hold back - you might be surprised ❤️
User Image sophie_izq Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:48 PM (UTC)

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User Image christie_olsen Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:48 PM (UTC)

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Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body. It comes from embracing the one you’ve already got. #acceptance #bodyconfidence #selflove #bodypositivity #everyonesdifferent #strongwomen #selfworth
User Image s.w.fitgirl Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:47 PM (UTC)

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🌸 still dead from Monday’s HIIT session, so light tonight, but new shaker for the gym YAY! 🌼 #fitgirl!
So today I watched Jennifer Brea's film, Unrest. Now as you guys know I suffer from fibromyalgia, not CFS however I feel there is a connection between all spoonies, in that a lot of us share the same struggle therefore I thought it was worth the watch and I do not regret it. I thought there were injustices in the workplace and society in general against those that suffer from a chronic illness, in that we're shuned or viewed as lazy, (As Ricky Gervais put it, "Oh M.E... That's the one where you say 'I don't feel like going to work today.'" I had no idea however that there was more than social injustice going on across the world against CFS sufferers. The Danish governemnt forcibly removes CFS suffers from their home because they do not believe that CFS is a physical illness but a psychiatric one that the suffers' create from false beliefs that are indulged by their parents and therefore the solution is to remove them from their family. One such girl was Karina who was forcibly taken from her home and who returned from an institution to her family three years later, still suffering from CFS. The stigma attached to chronic illness I considered to be a great one but I wasn't aware of the severity and danger attached to it. My heart ached when I watched this and I wish I had known about this and the Millions Missings protests as I wouldn've shown my support and solidarity.
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In watching this film I got a bit of a history lesson of how chronic illness and CFS in particular was treated by medical professionals throughout history and it was not pretty. In the 1800s there would have been instances of flu like illnesses however there would be a small percentage that would not get better and whose symptoms would develop and evolve. Doctors would diagnose the patients with hysteria, from sexual deprivation and other 'mental' illnesses and would institutionalise them. Take Multiple Sclerosis for example, which was referred to as hysterical paralysis right up until the invention of the CAT scan, until they could see the little white spots on the brain that were physical proof.
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You and I may find the evidence found in Lake Tahoe in 1984 incontrovertible, in which a girls⬇️
User Image mistressshay Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:46 PM (UTC)

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This Game is a Hair Puller... like I may be Bald by the End of it! Join me For my Snow day Stream at 4pm EST on Twitch! See you There!!!
#twitch #twitchgamer #stories #vlog #love
User Image bp.warrior Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:47 PM (UTC)

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✖DON'T SEXUALIZE MY BODY✖
So my boyfriend told me that he is afraid of people sexualizing MY body and harrassing me and that he does not want any of this to happen.
Neither do I.
I don't post pictures of my body on this platform or account to the purpuse of people sexualizing it.
I want to realize that my body is besutiful and art.
I want to express my thoughts and feelings on topics like body positivity, mental health, feminism or simpy to talk about my current emotions and what's happening in my life.
I know that I cannot avoid that people will sexualize it.
They will only see the naked body and not the meaning behind it.
But that does not matter as long as I am comfortable posting MY body and as long as I know there will be people that understand the meaning behind it.
Sexualizing your body is okay, too.
If you want it.
I do it myself sometimes and my boyfriend does too.
But just because I post drawings of my naked body it does not allow anyone to sexualize it because it is not what I intended to express by posting it.
Of course I know drawings probably won't be as sexualized as actual pictures of naked bodies but nevertheless they certainly are as well.
Respect other bodies and remember that there is a person with feelings, hopes, fears and a heart inside of it.
Don't sexualize it or do things with it if the other part does not want you to simply for your own satisfaction.
Respect and accept the privacy and intimacy of bodies and the person inside of it!
#respect #feelings #thoughts #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bopo #imperfectlyperfect #loveyourself #selflove #confident #confidence #embraceyourself #body #beautiful #unique #curvy #chubby #fat #skinny #thin #thick #mentalhealthadvocate #strong #art #artist #instaart #drawing #doodle #sketch
User Image becominghiscrown Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:47 PM (UTC)

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Lord, help me to rejoice in the Kingdom work found in loving this man and strengthening our family...even when I'm pregnant and hormonal. 🙈 don't forget, ladies, it's KINGDOM WORK to care for your family, work hard in your job, or to do well whatever is in front of you right now. It may not seem to be connected, but it is. 💕
User Image jay.kay.bro Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:45 PM (UTC)

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Shooting with @jgeigs was a blast but this photo probably means the most to me. I’m not the most comfortable with my body but I stepped outside of my comfort zone and I’m really proud of how it turned out 💕✨#bodypositivity #sorrymom

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