Body image is a never-ending journey.

A fat white woman in a cropped sweater and jeans stands with one arm in the air, one wrapped around her head and her belly exposed in a park with green grass at sunset with water and houses behind her.

Today The Fat Athlete and I were talking about body image and how it’s a never-ending journey.

It’s easy to think that a positive or healthy body image, or body acceptance, is a destination that some lucky people have reached and you just can’t seem to find.

But no matter how much work we do on our self-image, we’re still surrounded every single day by a world that gains power and profit from our hating ourselves and our bodies.

Resisting that is a lifelong work.

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Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at