Better You

24 Caption Body Positivity Terbaik untuk Mulai Mencintai Tubuhmu

  by: Alvin Yoga       14/4/2021
  • Setiap orang terlahir dengan bentuk dan ukuran tubuh yang berbeda-beda. Beberapa terlahir dengan bentuk tubuh yang curvy, beberapa orang memiliki ukuran tubuh plus size, beberapa memiliki bekas luka yang sulit hilang, banyak di antara kita yang memiliki stretch mark, beberapa terlahir dengan bentuk tubuh yang lebih slim dibandingkan kebanyakan orang lainnya, dan ada juga memiliki rambut yang tumbuh di beberapa bagian tubuh yang dianggap "kurang pantas" menurut "standar sosial" yang kita ciptakan sendiri.

    Apapun bentuk tubuhmu, dan apapun yang ada di tubuhmu saat ini, one thing that is certain: Tubuhmu adalah satu-satunya tubuh yang kamu miliki, dan sudah saatnya kamu menghargai keadaan tubuhmu, in whatever shape and size it is now. Mengapa? Karena tubuhmu adalah salah satu hal di dunia ini yang membuatmu terlihat spesial.

    Dan ingat, tak peduli seperti apa penampilanmu dari luar, tubuhmu mengandung berbagai organ vital yang kamu butuhkan untuk hidup. Jadi, berterima kasihlah pada tubuhmu sesering mungkin.



    Sayangnya, tekanan sosial dan "standar kecantikan" yang sering muncul di berbagai media membuat banyak perempuan berpikir bahwa tubuh mereka tidak cukup menarik (hi, trash diet culture). Dan jika kamu sedang merasa insecure akibat tekanan tersebut saat ini, ketahuilah, it is completely normal to feel insecure. Tak hanya kamu yang merasakan hal tersebut, kok. Hanya saja, ingat, bahwa hal tersebut tak seharusnya mengonsumsi pikiranmu dan membuatmu terus-terusan merasa gelisah. Sudah saatnya kamu menghilangkan perasaan tersebut dari dirimu.

    Kalau kamu sedang merasa kurang mencintai diri sendiri, dan membutuhkan beberapa ~positive vibes~ saat ini, berikut beberapa kutipan atau quotes dari para aktivis body positive IRL dan juga perempuan-perempuan badass yang akan membuatmu lebih bisa menerima dirimu sendiri.


    Tentu saja, kamu mungkin belum mencintai tubuhmu saat ini, namun MENERIMA keadaan tubuhmu atas segala hal luar biasa yang telah ia berikan padamu sampai detik ini adalah suatu hal yang wajib kamu lakukan, dan ingat, apa yang ada di dalam tubuhmu jauh lebih penting dibanding penampilan luarnya. Setuju?


    Megan Crabbe

    “Touch your body without shame or embarrassment or thoughts of it needing to be something else. Give yourself a hug before bed and tell yourself that it will be okay. Touch yourself with kindness every day—you’re in this relationship for the long haul.


    Ericka Hart

    "Wearing a bikini, being topless while being surrounded by the hot ass sun, and ignoring the funny looking white cis man implanted in my brain saying, “Are you sure you gonna go topless? “Suck it in someone’s looking!” is a newfound kink."


    Eli Erlick

    Performing your gender for others can’t make you happy, only you can.”


    Anna Sweeney

    Being unkind to your body in any given moment won’t change your body in that moment. It will change the way you feel about being in your body. You can interact with your body differently. You can choose your body back. Regardless of how easy or difficult it is to live there.”


    Mik Zazon

    Just because we have acne, tummy rolls, and chaffing thighs doesn’t mean we need fixed. Period.”


    Clara Tan

    "having curves is OK. not having curves is OK. bashing someone for their body type is NOT OKAY."


    Lauren Leavell

    Forget your good angles, forget your airbrush. Forget your no panty lines. Forget your smooth bellies. Forget your perfect hair. Forget your hairless armpits. Forget your clean rooms. Bring me your real bumps and curves and your forehead zits. Bring me your granny panties and your scars. I’m here for it.”


    Jessamyn

    You don’t need an excuse to feel good about yourself.


    Olakemi

    Remember that our bodies are always changing, and that’s okay. What’s really unhealthy is trying to fit into an unrealistic norm of what is seen as perfect.


    It’s Dana Fitness

    Some people are telling me 'I’m too skinny,' others are telling me 'I have too much muscle for a girl.' The point is you are never going to satisfy everyone. The number on the scale is just that. A number. It is never okay to shame anyone for their appearance and I’m here to remind you that your body is beautiful no matter what your weight is.


    Kai Wes

    "You see there are other people — just like you. Feeling the exact same way. And suddenly being isolated to your own body and mind doesn’t feel so... alone."




    Intan

    "Gak ada yang salah sama kita, kok. Kita gak kenapa-napa. Tapi mungkin, yang ngeliatin kita yang ada apa-apanya."


    Nicky Clara

    "Is it okay to feel insecure? It’s okay, but how to deal and overcome it, that’s a thing that you must find."


    Rae Ann Langas

    Having a flat stomach doesn’t make you more worthy, it won’t make you happier, or more successful. You don’t need a toned stomach to wear a bikini.


    Harnaam Kaur

    Shine a great light on your most amazing qualities. We tend to focus on the negative aspects of us and forget all the greatness that we have within.”


    Kali Kushner

    I used to think that sharing photos of my skin was brave. I’m not brave, I’m just not ashamed. My skin will constantly change. Age. Wrinkle. Scar. Breakout. It’s not brave to accept that. Grant yourself permission to accept yourself in all your changing forms.


    Ash Soto

    The sky is limitless and so are you. Loving yourself is easy, the hardest part is continuing that mindset. But as long as you push, you’ll always come out stronger than before.


    Gabi Fresh

    While romantic love is great, self-love and platonic love are also necessary and wonderful. You don’t need a reason or another person to get dressed up, do your makeup, or explore a new thing.”


    Sarra Tobing

    "Shoutout to all women who work so hard to fall in love with their body, unconditionally. Accepting is a whole hell of a journey. It’s okay if it’s not today. It’s your trip, enjoy the ride."


    Farillah Tiara

    "We ( women ) are not an object."


    Mansi Ugale

    I was born like this, it’s not like I chose it for myself. But that hasn’t stopped the constant barrage of strangers and my own family telling me how to ‘look healthy.’ But I decided that enough was enough. If people didn’t like how I looked, it was their problem, not mine. In a world where fingers are pointed and judgements are passed at the drop of a hat, I’m going to do myself a favor and love myself so hard that even the haters will finally learn to live and let live.”


    Catherine Li

    All bodies are swimsuit bodies.


    Sarah Nicole Landry

    It will bother some people greatly when you start to work on loving yourself. Do it anyway. It will cause some to critique your every more or thing. Keep going anyway.


    Lalonie Davis

    Don’t ever let anyone make you feel bad for being who you are or doing what you want to do. You are deserving of self-respect and love no matter the decisions you make with your body. Body hair is normal and so are you.


    (Artikel ini disadur dari cosmopolitan.com / Perubahan telah dilakukan oleh editor / Alih bahasa: Alvin Yoga / FT / Image: Dok. Cosmopolitan US)