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Body-positive has come to be associated with plus-size women, but the truth is the phrase applies to all bodies. Being skinny doesn’t mean you automatically love yourself anymore than being short, tall, stocky, curvy, or athletically built does. Being body-positive means you love and accept your body in its current state, even if you’re trying to make improvements to it. It also means you love and accept other figures that are different from yours because all of us are more than our bodies.

So if you’re still on the journey and struggling to love the skin you’re in, recite these body-positive affirmations every day to help you cherish what God and your mama gave you.

“Your body is yours. My body is mine. No one’s body is up for comment. No matter how small, how large, how curvy, how flat. If you love you, then I love you.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.”

― Warsan Shire

“If you think my waistline defines my worth, you are not worth my time anyways.”

― Maria Elena

“My body isn’t flawed, your thinking is.”

― Stephanie Lahart

“You are you, no one else is you, you are the right you, and the right you, is the you that you love.”

― Ya’ira Somerville

“God sees nothing but beauty in you.”

― Kate Wicker

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

― Amy Bloom

“My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.”

–Drew Barrymore

“You’ve got to love what’s yours.”

–Alicia Keys

“Your body is the piece of the universe you’ve been given; as long as you have a pulse, it presents you with an ongoing shower of immediate sensate experiences.”

― Geneen Roth

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