What it means to be female now -- and like it.
"My body is real, not photoshopped or hidden, because I feel like I should be ashamed. This is a body after losing 172 pounds, a body that has done amazing things, and looks AMAZING in a freaking bikini.
This is the type of body they should have featured because it can give people hope. Hope that they can lose weight healthfully and even if they don’t end up with airbrushed abs of steel, they’re gorgeous and shouldn’t be ashamed of whatever imperfection they believe they have.”
— Brooke Birmingham, "Why I Refused To Put A Shirt On For Shape Magazine”

"My body is real, not photoshopped or hidden, because I feel like I should be ashamed. This is a body after losing 172 pounds, a body that has done amazing things, and looks AMAZING in a freaking bikini.

This is the type of body they should have featured because it can give people hope. Hope that they can lose weight healthfully and even if they don’t end up with airbrushed abs of steel, they’re gorgeous and shouldn’t be ashamed of whatever imperfection they believe they have.”

— Brooke Birmingham, "Why I Refused To Put A Shirt On For Shape Magazine”

#body image  #bikini body  #body posititivity  #body positive  #shape  #shape magazine  #brooke birmingham  #real bodies  #self esteem  

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