|I saw this patch at a feminist art exhibit at this amazing artist co-operative in London, ON. I still love it three years later.|
I'm also thankful that so many women around the blogosphere are embracing their bodies. Actually not only that they're embracing them, I'm thankful that they're celebrating them. I am so inspired by this self-love movement that seems to be growing in strength everyday. And I gotta say, I love how the movement has a bit of a "fuck you" attitude.
Anyway, you get the idea, we ladies are on a self-love tirade. First, we'll change how women look at themselves and then we'll change how the world looks at us. I truly believe, if we are confident and we see what our bodies are worth, no matter if we're wearing a size 2 or a size 32, if we have one chin or three, if we're confined to a wheelchair or we're privileged enough to stand on our own two feet, it's only up from here for us ladies. After this fight, both the internal and external, we will come out as happier, healthier beings. And, we will be promoting a much needed change.
So I send all the power to the gorgeous and awe-inspiring women changing their own way of thinking and the way of thinking of others. Because of all of you, maybe one day we'll live in a world where we accept and love and see the beauty in everyone.
And wouldn't that be something to be thankful for?
Before I end off, I want to credit Amy, Rachele and Jes for creating such an easy jumping off point for this movement of self-love. Between the three of you, there are three separate and equally fantastic link-ups going on.
Amy: Summer of Self-Love
Rachele: Proud of My Size
I plan on writing my own Womanefesto, as was requested by Jes the other day, but I'm sorry to say it won't come until late next week, as I'm heading on a wee vacay to Yellowknife. I also promise to link up with Proud of My Size in the near future. And to prove that I'm not too chicken, I'll even reveal my dress size to you right here and now. You ready for it? I'm rocking a size 8 and it feels GRRRRRRREAT!
Well ladies, that's all for today. While I'm away, I have AH.MAZING guest posts lined up to keep you entertained. I'll see you all again next week!
And until then, embrace that bod of yours. It's hot!