Bare it All(most)

Bare it All(most)

When I took these pictures I had no intention of tying them along to some sort of body positivity mantra or anything of that matter.

I didn’t take them as a statement or as a stance or as a movement.

I took them because I wanted to.

I thought it would look cool.

But thinking back on it now- the mantra-less mantra of it was the simple reason behind it.

The fact that I didn’t think about the uproar or the reaction

The fact that I didn’t analyze and assess what people would think

The fact that my thought process went from idea to action in the amount of time it took me to rip off my sweater

That is the movement

Those moments of sheer happiness when you’re not thinking about your love handles or the spots on your skin

Where none of that factors into the choices that you make

That doesn’t even cross your mind

Sometimes we forget to be embarrassed or shy or insecure

And this was one of those moments

Captured.

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12 Comments

  1. Tatum Russell
    July 13, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Meghan, you are and always have been my favorite YouTuber of all time. I first found you from your 2014 Christmas videos, and then I found your vlogmas videos, (which I live for and actually watch often because Christmas is the best thing ever). I felt to close to you even though I had never met you and I still do. You stand for all things great and it’s amazing what you have gone through. I too have very very bad social anxiety, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve lied about a stomach ache to get out of working in groups at school. But you really truly have helped me. I hope I find friends as amazing as yours. I’m so grateful for your new friends because I feel like they have made you so happy I’m more happy when your happy. You are such a great person meghan and I don’t care what anyone ever tells you, you are amazing and you deserve all of the good things in your life. I would give anything to meet you, that is one of my dreams lol. Love you Meghan!

  2. McKensey
    July 13, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Beautiful

  3. Eleanor Lavin
    July 15, 2016 / 7:59 am

    #bossbitch

  4. July 15, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    This is beautiful!! I don’t have any words, but you are such a great role model and I admire you very much 🙂 xo

  5. July 17, 2016 / 4:04 am

    I don’t know how to describe this post other than using the world beautiful! You’ve beautifully written this post with beautiful intentions and of course you look beautiful in the photos!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

  6. Maddie
    July 19, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    I really love the way you write.

  7. July 24, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Beautiful message, even though it wasn’t supposed to be about body positivity.

  8. Hayley
    July 28, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Meghan you are by far my favorite youtuber. I love watching your videos and you are just so inspiring. You are always so happy and dont care what others think and i think that is just so inspiring to others. You inspire people to just be themselves and not worry about what others think. I really want to meet you someday in person to thank you for all the joy i get while watching your videos. If you want to, please follow me on instagram @h.nowak so that i can talk to you. I love you so so so much and i hope you have an amazing day

  9. Bronwen
    July 28, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    This is freaking beautiful!!! You have inspired me to search out some photos where I felt like that – and frame them so I remind myself to just revel in living. Thank you!

  10. Sara ❤️❤️❤️
    July 29, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Such admirable self confidence, Meghan. ❤️

  11. September 4, 2017 / 4:06 am

    This is such a beautiful, real blog post. <3

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