29 Inspiring Body Positive Quotes That Will Empower You

Body positivity is a movement that advocates for a diverse spectrum of bodies and promotes acceptance so that everybody can feel confident in their own body.

This positive movement, often shortened to the B-word, is a social justice movement that strives to accept and celebrate all bodies regardless of their physical or mental health.

One of the central tenets of the body positivity movement is that all bodies should be seen as a whole and not broken into parts. This means that men can have breasts, women can have penises, and everyone should be able to engage in whatever sexual activity they want without fear of being ostracized for it. There are also numerous other ideas about what makes a “good” body that many people identify with and promote.

The idea behind the movement is to address society’s narrow view of what a “good” body looks like by promoting visibility in all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

Here are some of the most inspirational body-positive quotes that will remind you that you have valuable things to offer regardless of what your weight or body type is.

29 Inspirational Body Positive Quotes To Empower You

1. “You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.” ~ Geneen Roth

2. “Real beauty isn’t about symmetry or weight or makeup; it’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.” ~ Valerie Monroe

3. “It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen.” ~ Sam Smith

4. “Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like.” ~ Emma Watson

5. “Stop trying to fix your body. It was never broken.” ~ Eve Ensler

6. “I don’t want to wait until I’m 73 to embrace my body. To look back and think of my beauty: How did I miss it? Let’s not wait another moment.” ~ Ashley Asti

7. “Speak to your body in a loving way. It’s the only one you’ve got, it’s your home, and it deserves your respect.” ~ Iskra Lawrence

8. “I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that- even the people I consider flawless- you can start to live with the way you are.” ~ Taylor Swift

9. “Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!” ~ America Ferrera

10. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” ~ Meryl Streep

11. “To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” ~ Ellen Degeneres

12. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

13. “My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It’s about being content. And sometimes other priorities win.” — Melissa McCarthy

14. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” ~ Alan Cohen

15. “You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” ~ Jessica Ortner

16. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~ Sophia Loren

17. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~ Coco Chanel

18. “Looking beautiful starts by feeling beautiful.” ~ Tresors De Luxe

19. “But looking beautiful isn’t, I think, as important as feeling beautiful.” ~ Julia Quinn

20. “I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that—even the people that I consider flawless—then you can start to live with the way you are.” — Taylor Swift

21. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~ Louise Hay

22. “If we make self-love or body acceptance conditional, the truth is, we will never be happy with ourselves. The reality is that our bodies are constantly changing, and they will never remain exactly the same. If we base our self-worth on something as ever-changing as our bodies, we will forever be on the emotional roller coaster of body obsession and shame.” ~ Chrissy King

23. “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.” ~ Serena Williams

24. “Before pictures are implications of a right way and a wrong way to have a body. It perpetuates an ideal that is harmful” —Mary Lambert

25. “One day I decided that I was beautiful and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe

26. “And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” ~ Nayyirah Waheed

27. “My body is normal, and I’m not trying to prove anything.” ~ Lucy Hale

28. “It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen.” ~ Sam Smith

29. “No matter if you wear a small amount of makeup, no makeup, or heavy makeup, as long as you feel beautiful internally and you’re doing beautiful things for other people, and not just focusing on the exterior to make yourself happy, I think you should do what works for you. You should rock on.” ~ Janelle Monae

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