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Since the dawn of time—and advertising—women have struggled to accept their bodies and have had the world outside reciprocate that self-respect. The models of “beauty” have rarely been strong, tough, adventurous, confident women. Yet, times are changing.

The #bodypositive, #selflove, and #selfcare movements we are seeing from sportswear and beauty brands, hashtags, and memes have made embracing yourself a welcome trend. Earlier this year on New Year’s Day, Molly Galbraith, co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, posted a photo of herself in a tank top and underwear in her natural element—curves, cellulite, and all—and it sparked an overwhelmingly positive response. To her, feeling flawless doesn’t mean you give up #fitgoals; it just means loving yourself in full at this very moment. Here is Galbraith in her own words.

THE FLAWLESS IDEA

“I feel passionately about sharing this photo, and I posted it on New Year’s Day because that’s when we make all kinds of resolutions about how we want to change our bodies. We resolve to lose 20lbs, flatten our bellies, or finally shrink to a size 6. The craziest part is that for many, these goals aren’t even our own. They are practically assigned to us in the womb.

Since the dawn of time—and advertising—women have struggled to accept their bodies and have had the world outside reciprocate that self-respect. The models of “beauty” have rarely been strong, tough, adventurous, confident women. Yet, times are changing.

The #bodypositive, #selflove, and #selfcare movements we are seeing from sportswear and beauty brands, hashtags, and memes have made embracing yourself a welcome trend. Earlier this year on New Year’s Day, Molly Galbraith, co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, posted a photo of herself in a tank top and underwear in her natural element—curves, cellulite, and all—and it sparked an overwhelmingly positive response. To her, feeling flawless doesn’t mean you give up #fitgoals; it just means loving yourself in full at this very moment. Here is Galbraith in her own words.

THE FLAWLESS IDEA

“I feel passionately about sharing this photo, and I posted it on New Year’s Day because that’s when we make all kinds of resolutions about how we want to change our bodies. We resolve to lose 20lbs, flatten our bellies, or finally shrink to a size 6. The craziest part is that for many, these goals aren’t even our own. They are practically assigned to us in the womb.

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