Bishamber Das, Callie Thorpe and Tess Holliday

Body positivity quotes to get you through your down days

We all have down days when it comes to our bodies. Whether you hate your thighs or wish your stomach was slimmer, we could all do with some body positive motivation every now and again. Luckily, these curvy influencers have some wise words that’ll have you feeling great again in no time…

‘I got most of my confidence by having a mother who never said "I don’t like this or this." It was just, "You’ve got to love what you have because it is the only body that has been given." I know that is where a lot of my confidence came from’ – Ashley Graham


‘I think what helps me is taking the hurt out of the word. In the beginning, I called myself curvy, and all bodies have curves. So I would always call myself curvy and get upset when people called me fat. Owning it gives me strength: Yeah, I’m fat – but I’m also all the good things that I am’ – Tess Holliday


‘Body confidence is not something that only slim women have. It cannot be taught or learnt, it comes from within- - Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust

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‘We're fit, we're healthy, we eat right, we work out. 'Plus size model' does not mean that we're not healthy. Plus size is not glamourising obesity: it's about empowering. The message behind the fashion is feeling confident in whatever you're wearing’ – Hayley Hasselhoff


‘I’ve been through those negative thoughts [about my body], because I was hearing from the industry ‘you’re big, you’re heavy’, but it shifted. Now, when I go to my personal trainer, I ask her to give me a bigger butt, the first time I’m asking to gain weight, which is a nice change! I don’t care about cellulite, everyone has it, I’m not going to fight it’ – Sabina Karlsson


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‘We are all proportioned differently and are all different sizes. That is the beauty of that - that we aren't all just straight up and down. That's what's so exciting’ - Candice Huffine


‘We are SO hard on ourselves and put SO many limitations on ourselves. I wish I could stand every single one of you ladies in front of a mirror and show you just how beautiful you are regardless of that wobbly tummy or those bingo wings’ – Danielle Vanier

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‘True beauty comes from the soul; to change yourself and to conform to anyone else’s standards of beauty is to change your essence; own who you are and you become a truly powerful woman’ – Ali Tate


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‘Fashion is a way of self-expression. You can dress how you want to dress and express who you are as a person. It’s not always about putting clothes on, it’s about putting yourself on. I’m not brave for wearing a swimsuit, and I’m not brave for dressing myself in the morning. Fashion is for everybody’ – Callie Thorpe for Style Has No Size


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We see so many painstakingly posed professional model bodies that we start to see our own as flawed. Abnormal. Ugly. But there really is no wrong way to have a body, despite what we've all been taught… So this is my message to you - you are worthy of self love at any angle. You are beautiful posed or not. You deserve to embrace every part of yourself. And you are so much more than a body’ – Megan Jayne Crabbe of Bodyposipanda


Remember, you’re beautiful, just the way you are!

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Aside from Tess Holliday and Callie Thorpe, the celebrities mentioned in this article are not associated with eBay in any way