Why I Care About Body Image and Self-Love

I’ve decided to steer this blog in a new direction and I’m pretty excited about it. I want to start a conversation about body positivity and self-love. And I want to be more open about the everyday struggles we all go through in this wild world.

I’m still going to share my life on here and I still want to continue writing about the things that I love like running, yoga and baking cakes. But it’s going to be a lot less shallow. As they say – shit’s about to get real.

I Want To Talk About Body Image

I’ve been meaning to write about body image for a long time – in fact I meant to start in 2013. Back then, I was working on a fundraiser for an eating disorders program where a family member was getting help (see that fundraising blog here). At the time of the fundraiser, my sister was at her worst and my family didn’t know if we’d ever get her back again. Once she began to recover, we were so happy to have her healthy that we honestly didn’t want to think about eating disorders ever again. I knew there were other people suffering and I knew there was so much to be talked about. But I wasn’t ready to say it yet.

I Want To Expose The “Online Self”

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Fast forward to now. I’ve recently been really inspired by other bloggers who are talking about body image and the battle that all of us go through as we strive for “perfection” in our lives. They are exposing the social media culture that glamorizes our online lives and teaches us to edit out our imperfections. A culture that encourages each of us to put on a mask and a performance as we filter our daily experiences through a fabricated lens (read more about Why I Hate Facebook here). I’m going to try to move my blog away from this artificiality and into a more positive space.

Whether it’s sharing self-care tips or talking about the dangers of “Fat Talk”, I’ve got a lot of ideas coming! If you’re interested in any of this, let me know in the comments what kinds of topics you’d want to read about.

Have a happy day 🙂

xxo, Elizabeth

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2 thoughts on “Why I Care About Body Image and Self-Love

  1. I think it’s great that people want to talk about good living. Half the battle is knowing you want to avoid the crazy stuff. Good food and don’t forget to thank the chef. Yep!

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