I keep reading these stories that are all horribly negative. Some people are blessed with good health, some who aren't, those that dislike their bodies and others who feel inevitably betrayed by theirs.
But I wanted to go past all that and just say that I appreciate my body for what it is. An amazing machine.
I love me, no matter what size I am.
I've gained and I've lost, but either way I think of myself as beautiful and I believe others should think that too.
Forget about the modern perception or the obsession with the "perfect" ideal.
YOU are the perfect ideal!
So am I, and so is everyone else.
This is what makes humanity beautiful.
I promise to love you today and every day for your imperfections, your problems, your failures and triumphs because this is what makes you unique.
The My Body Gallery project needs real Women! We need your help to develop the project and build a collection of photos that will help more women see themselves more clearly. Upload a picture of your full body. Our photo submission process also allows you to block out part of the image to protect your identity, if you wish. Please note that you must be 18 to upload a photo.