Body positivity gaat over het accepteren van alle lichamen, ongeacht omvang, kleur, beperking, enzovoort. Als je body positive bent omarm je dus het lichaam van anderen, maar ook dat van jezelf! In dit artikel delen we een aantal inspirerende quotes die jou kunnen helpen bij het cultiveren van body positivity.
Body positivity quotes
“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone
“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen
“Everybody has a part of her body that she doesn’t like, but I’ve stopped complaining about mine because I don’t want to critique nature’s handiwork … My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece.” – Alfre Woodard
“And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’” – Nayyirah Waheed
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“One day I decided that I was beautiful and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” – Gabourey Sidibe
Body neutrality quotes
Sommige mensen vinden dat de body positivity beweging te veel nadruk legt op het uiterlijk én op positiviteit. Zij streven liever naar body neutrality en body functionality. Onderstaande quotes inspireren je om geen waardeoordelen meer over je uiterlijk te uiten en dankbaar te zijn voor wat je lichaam allemaal kan.
“Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.” – Meryl Streep
“Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters — on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.” – Michelle Obama
“All I have to say is ‘I’m healthy.’ In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I’m healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything.” – Demi Lovato
“Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!” – America Ferrara
“If you focus on the inside, you’ll feel just as great about the outside. I feel attractive when I’m doing good and helping people.” -Keke Palmer