1. From The Huffington Post:

    "I’m all about that bass, ‘bout that bass — no treble."

    So declares Meghan Trainor in the relentlessly catchy “All About That Bass.” Trainor, a 20-year-old songwriter based in Nashville, lends her own voice to this retro-pop body acceptance jam. A summer anthem promising to “bring booty back?” We’re in.

    In the video, Trainor and Co. “won’t be no stick figure silicon Barbie doll, so if that’s what you’re into then go on and move along.” Vine star Sione Maraschino busts serious moves in the background, matching (or outdoing) any video girl we’ve ever seen.

    The tune declares “skinny” overrated and celebrates men and women of all shapes and sizes. “I wrote this song because I myself struggle with this concept of self-acceptance,” Trainor said in an email to HuffPost. “It was written from a real place so I’m glad that other people can relate to it.” The message is perfectly positive with a few jabs at “the magazines, working y’all’s photoshop. We know that sh*t ain’t real, come on now, make it stop,” as Trainor sings.

    Despite the absurd standards of thinness promoted by the beauty industry, Trainor hopes to “break those chains,” she told HuffPost. “It’s impossible for a girl to live up to what we see in the magazines… Everyone is born to be different, and [yet] that’s the thing that makes us all the same.”

    We’re all about that.

    Hayley’s Note: I like the song and the video’s message, and I appreciate that it showcases a diverse group of women (and one man) of different sizes, although they do seem to stereotype the “skinny” woman. She does redeem herself a little towards the end and finally gets to have some fun, but I wish the video made it clear that it’s okay if you don’t have that “size 2” body, but it’s also okay if you do. That would have made it truly amazing for me.

    What are your thoughts about it?

     
     
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  3. "Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t."
    — Thema Davis  (via uglypnis)

    (Source: minuty, via loveyourchaos)

     
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  5. dragondicks:

    promoting body positivity for larger girls:

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    doing so by throwing skinny girls under the bus, calling thinner girls “fake”, or insisting that being bigger is “what men really want” (implying that any female body type is only good if it has male approval):

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    Promote body positivity for everyone! 

    :)

    (via moonbutterfly)

     

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  9. stophatingyourbody:

    …know this talk is all symptomatic of a society that pits women against food and their bodies….

    (Source: chateauofadoubt)

     
  10. foodfitnessblog:

    You only have one on We Heart It.

    (via stophatingyourbody)