Your body is your birthright.

All of it. The whole thing. In whatever shape or size or color it may be.

With whatever ability it has.

You get to listen to it and honor it.

You get to nourish it and move it or not move it in whatever ways feel good and right.

You get to choose how to dress your body.

You get to decide whose opinions about your body matter to you.

 

Your body is your birthright.

You do not have to earn it.

Stretch marks are okay, even if you’ve never had babies.

Finding comfort in food is okay, even if you’ve never had trauma.

You get to choose to move your body gently, even if you are able to move it aggressively.

You get to wear clothes that you feel comfortable in and enjoy, even if you’re able to relax and take time to “try” and look “put together.”

You get to ignore the messages that grace in judgement is only reserved for those with struggles in their lives that are deemed acceptable reasons to not force your body into

 

Your body is your birthright.

It does not have to be a symbol of your status.

You do not have to use your body to prove that you have overcome past trauma or hurt.

You do not have to punish your body to create an image that you’re okay if you are not.

You get to give your body permission to be whatever it wants to be, within the context of your own life and experiences.

You get to choose how to include your body in your struggles, and that choice doesn’t have to be the same all the time.

 

Your body is your birthright.

It is inherently enough, and inherently yours.

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