Body Liberation is freedom from all outside expectations of how your body should be/look, even your own. My own personal view is that body liberation is the end goal of becoming body confident.
This means that you don’t think about your body because you are more than your body. On days when you have a negative thought about your body, you hear the thought and then remember “well I know that that isn’t true so whatever” and move on with your day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I often get asked how I feel about my body and the truth is that I don’t think about my body that much. I know that I have to speak about my body and the bodies of others for my work but outside of that, I don’t think about it very often. It is what it is and it’s mine and I’m outrageously grateful for it. I have no expectation of my body and I’m content with myself.⠀⠀⠀
What does Body Liberation look like?
💜 Liberation is not being consumed with thoughts about your body.⠀⠀
💜 Liberation is not asking permission to be included in society’s ideal of beauty.
💜 Liberation is letting go of the concept that beauty = worth⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💜 Liberation is giving ourselves permission to live our lives in our bodies⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In my own work I help individuals, mums, and teens to build their body confidence so they can accept their bodies. Want to learn more about body image? Read more on The Body Blog or follow me on Instagram.