body love

Three Ways to Practice Body Acceptance

Do I love my stretch marks and cellulite? No, I don’t love them—I also don’t hate them. I just accept them and I’m okay with the fact that they’re there.

Self love and body acceptance doesn't exactly mean loving every single part of your body. And this might catch you by surprise because it seems to go against everything that love and acceptance stands for—but it’s not.

It’s not about learning to love and romanticize over something you don’t like. It’s about normalizing it, accepting it for what it is and not letting it define you.

Instead of trying to “love” something you don’t love, try this instead:

1. Bring awareness to it without judging it or linking it to a negative meaning. If you see cellulite, call it for what it is, rather than saying something like: gross, disgusting, ugly. Keep it at cellulite without the self sabotaging story attached to it.

2. Normalize it and accept it for what it is. Remind yourself that rolls, folds, and dimples are just normal things that your body creates.

3. Don’t attach it to your worth. It doesn’t deem you as unworthy and it doesn’t represent your beauty. These things are apart of your body, but they certainly don’t define it.



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Love,

Devi

Do You Feel Insecure In A Bikini? Try This.

One powerful way to feel confident in a bikini is to break down the thoughts that are holding you back from experiencing it.

Let's dive in, shall we?

1. What story are you telling yourself that is holding you back from showing up confidently?

Example: I shouldn’t wear a bikini because of the cellulite on my legs — it’s gross.

2. Where does this story originate from? More often than not, this story / belief was projected on you by someone else at some point in your life.

Example: I think cellulite is gross because I was / am constantly bombarded with messages that tell me to get rid of it.

3. Is it true? (The famous, Bryon Katie, question).

Example: is it actually true that cellulite is gross? Nope, it is not true. Cellulite is a normal thing to develop. Companies just heavily photo-shop models and use subliminal messaging to manipulate me into buying their shitty product — fuck that.

4. How would you feel without this thought? (Another Bryon Katie question).

Example: I wouldn’t waste my energy being worried about something that’s completely normal. My thoughts wouldn’t be racing with insecurities, instead they would be focused on being present in whatever activity I’m engaging in. I would finally feel better about putting on a bikini.

5. Why should you let go of this thought?

Example: I should let go of this thought because it’s simply not serving me, it’s not true and I will not feed into society’s bullshit.

 

Don’t let these harmful thoughts take momentum, baby guuuuurl. Break up with them and then proudly wear that bikini of yours.

XX

Devi


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I am plus size and still love my body

I am so incredibly honored to have been given the opportunity to interview the fashionista herself, Casey Snow. From her inspiring message to her contagious smile, this girl is truly a light to the world. 

When I started following Casey on Instagram, I was immediately drawn to her exuberant confidence and captivating style. Not only does she take excellent care of her body, but her positive messages about self-love, body love, and living a fearless life make her a killer role model for women everywhere.

I am so excited for you to dive in and learn her perspective on loving your body, exactly as it is. 

So without further ado....  

What inspired you to start talking about body positivity on your social media platform? 

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Since I was little I remember how different I was treated compared to the other kids, at school and even at home. The first time I questioned myself was the day I ran home crying after some kids threw rocks at me and called me names. I was just starting kindergarten. I ran into my mother’s arms and cried. I didn’t understand what I had done wrong. 

I started talking about body positivity because it took me till after high school to realize that I had done nothing wrong. For years I believed I wasn’t worth anything because of other’s disdain for what I looked like. My appearance made me an outsider and all the hate and ignorance made me begin to hate my own body. All I wanted was to be like everyone else and I started tearing myself apart piece by piece until eventually one day I couldn’t take it anymore. I made a choice that would forever change my life and thankfully I am still here, but I don’t want that to be the case for anyone else. 

I never had a community or people I could relate to or talk to and that’s what I want to help build. I want to show others that they aren’t alone and that people’s ignorance doesn’t make them not worth loving because they are worth everything and more. 

How did you get to the place you are now to feel confident and empowered in your skin? 

I went through a lot to get to where I am now and even today, I still struggle. You don’t always need to be strong to be confident, but I think letting go helped. Letting go of expectations and being able to just be myself without the restraints of what people think of me or not. It matters what I think of myself and that I can love who I am for everything that I am, including my body. People find themselves at different times in their lives. It’s never easy, but it is always worth it. 

What does body positive mean to you? 

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Body positivity to me means loving your body for all that it is and goes through. As a plus size woman, it’s about growth and acceptance of a body society deems unacceptable and fighting against that unrealistic expectation. Whether someone weighs more or less, it doesn’t matter because our bodies don’t define us. We do. I want to create a community where we are seen more than for our bodies, but as people worth more because we are more. 

 

 

 

We all have those days where we just feel “blaaahhhhhh” about ourselves. What do you do to bring yourself back to center and feel better about yourself? 

There are definitely days where I feel lost, but then I remember I’m not alone and I don’t have to be. Talking to people is a good way to help relieve that questioning. I am so thankful to be part of an amazing community where there is so many of us who have gone through similar experiences. Don’t ever be afraid or shamed  to reach out for help. Asking for help is one of the strongest things a person can do for themselves. It’s a big step and again, remembering you’re not alone is a comfort worth realizing.

What makes you feel most confident? 

What makes me confident everyday is knowing how far I have come and how many people I can help realize they are worth everything. Having taken me over a decade to realize that myself, I don’t want others to struggle with that as well. They deserve to be happy and to live their lives. Hate and ignorance is nothing worth waiting to be something that doesn’t exist. I want to build the voices of the silenced until we can no longer be ignored.


Get connected with Casey Snow: 

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I highly recommend checking out Casey on Instagram. Rather you need inspiration to spice up your wardrobe or want a reminder of your worth, she is your girl. 

Instagram: @discoveringcasey 

The most valuable possession you already own

"What's your most valuable possession?" This was a question I was asked for a modeling interview.

A few moments passed as I contemplated the question. Nothing of significance popped in my head. I don’t own any material items that are particularly valuable to me. But I do own my body, I thought.

My body is irreplaceable, one of a kind and something that only I possess… and so is yours.  And all of those things make your body and my body pretty damn valuable if you ask me.

I didn’t always feel this way about my body and unfortunately most people still don’t value or love their body. We think we need to have that person’s waist, that other person’s hair, that one Instagram model’s legs and a myriad of other body features in order to be worthy and appreciated. But what so many of us forget to realize is that our bodies value is not placed on what it looks like.

You don’t have to look a certain way to be worthy and loved.

Your body is yours and that is special and valuable within itself. That reason alone is enough for your body to be your most valuable possession.

With love,
Devon Day


Do you want to learn how to love your body exactly the way it is? Keep reading... 

Love Your Body Now

If you are tired of looking in the mirror feeling like your body isn't enough, this program is for you. If you feel like your body does not live up to society's expectations, this program is for you. If you are ready to feel beautiful and worthy exactly the way you are, then this program is most definitely for you. 

So many of us lack self confidence and struggle with body image, but it’s not our fault that we feel this way. We are constantly told by the media what we should look like so when we don’t live up to those expectations, it makes us feel like we aren’t enough. The media has completely robbed us from realizing our worth.

I decided I wanted to create a program to help women take back what was stolen from us. This is a 6 week program that is designed to help you step back into your power and love your body exactly the way it is. 

I want to love my body NOW!