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Positive Body Questions

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Mrsbeard

It’s been a really long time since I have posted. Probably over a year.
It is pleasant and surprising to see that people still visit my blog regularly. In fact, in the last year, there has only been a couple of days where I have had no visits.
So if you have come onto The Hanging Sun in the last year, thank you so much 🙂

I’ve been quite unwell today which means that I’ve been stuck doing sweet eff ay.

I started to think about body image and the way females view themselves. Earlier today I saw photos of a woman who posted some revealing photos of herself on Instagram. Usually this annoys me but her photos were so beautiful and not the least bit sleazy or attention seeking.

It made me think, this woman baring her breasts shows no shame and seems happy with her cup size. Though she is probably statistically an average size cup, most people would suggest she is “small breasted”. And I admire her and other women with “smaller” chests.

If I admire other women for this, why can’t I admire myself for this same quality? Why is it that I look at other women who don’t have their boobs under their chins and think negatively like I think about my breasts and breast size? While I am statistically an average size C-D why is it that I still feel so shitty about them?

I was watching a show this afternoon with did a survey of women in the streets of Australia. Most women interviewed couldn’t think of a positive quality of themselves.

So I decided to ask Facebook and Instagram. If you are a female, what do you like about your body or what part of your body do you see in a positive light?

So far I’ve had some interesting answers, mostly feet and curves related, and breasts. I will try post the rest of the lil survey later in the week.

🙂