It’s all in the face.
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Kati at Multnomah Falls
(I had to include my good friend Kati’s story–because it’s so rad.)
I was in yoga doing some stretching (one leg bent, one leg straight.. bend over straight leg) and i wasn’t getting enough of a stretch because my belly was in the way.
So i moved it.
I wouldn’t have done that before. I would have worried about someone seeing me have to shove my fat out of the way and felt bad.
But, I didn’t! I wanted to stretch further. So i made it so that I could. And I didn’t care what anyone thought. It dawned on me on my way home, I am right where I want to be, doing just what I want to do.
And the only one who can get in my way is me. So, I’m getting out of my own way.
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The Rad Fatties Project is a body-positive silent self-portrait celebration of what is fine and wonderful about the wide diversity of human bodies.
Conversation is encouraged, but this is a judgment-free zone, even against yourself. Don’t apologize or explain away your supposed defects. They are beautiful here.
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