When you’re traveling alone, you find yourself in extremely difficult situations without anyone else there to help you or to talk out a potential solution with. You have yourself alone as a resource.
If they ignore us, why do we find them so much more attractive?
In between pressing his lips against my skin, he says, “Not everyone gets you like I do,” but this time, it doesn’t really feel like romance. It feels a bit like a threat. My stomach tightens and I count back all the times he’s told me to relax.
We learn that the expectations we have for others depend on the picture we have of ourselves and the level of beauty, wisdom, even the sense of humor or moral standard we think we have.
What this whole “love your body” movement gets wrong is that it’s not about loving your body for how it looks, but loving your body enough to treat it right with proper nutrition and exercise.
Your body’s sole purpose in life is to keep you alive and thriving, do you realize that?
“It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey.”
I remember it very vividly. I’m in fifth grade when I notice the way my belly sticks out. I can’t say why I see it now and never before, but I can’t un-see it.
Last weekend, I walked into a bar with a bunch of my friends. I was at my lowest weight since last year, hair and makeup on fleek – I felt hot. But then this guy took one look at me and said to his friend, “We should go.”
However, ask me if I think the body positive movement is helpful to improving women’s self-esteem and I’ll tell you that the answer is, well, no. I don’t think women should hate their bodies, but I don’t think the answer lies necessarily in loving them, either.