These past few years have been a lot of better in terms of discussions around the topic of body inclusivity and positivity. In fact, a number of brands stopped retouching their photos and started working with models of every age, color and body type in order to rebel against the idea of the ideal body type and so on. While yes, there is a lot of good happening, it still is not enough and it can take even more years, and even decades to completely remove the shame and stigma surrounding different body types that don’t meet the ideal.

Now keep in mind that being accepting of your body doesn’t mean that you don’t take care of it to the point at which it is putting your health at risk, and at the same time, it doesn’t make you any less of an advocate of the movement if you would like to lose weight. The entire purpose of this movement is to be more accepting of different body types and not ridicule or tear each other down simply because our ideas or bodies may be different. So, if you believe in body positivity and are working on getting a good jawline, it doesn’t mean that you are foregoing the movement and everything it stands for.

At the end of the day, we want to feel more comfortable and happy in our skin and only changing things about ourselves and our bodies for the sake of ourselves and not others. So, the day we truly accept ourselves, our bodies, our flaws and everything else, you will find yourself feeling more content with the way that you are. So, regardless of the weight, the height, discoloration, cellulite, jiggly parts and all, you are still just as valid as every other individual on this planet.