Body Positivism is a big thing now on Instagram. A small number of posters are trying to share the truth about their bodies on an everyday basis. And rightfully so!
Bodies come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes! Plus, the body reacts and modifies itself to everyday changes.
Twenty seven years old Malin Olofsson is one of them.
She took to Instagram to post a photo of her body and the transformation it goes through every month during her menstrual cycle.
I know it is absolutely berserk, but menstrual cycles are still a taboo topic and people are generally grossed out of it, and yet is one of the most important and natural body processes in the world.
But, I guess people cannot see the simple logic behind it and they still to this very day dare to offend ladies based on how they look, smell and feel while they are ovulating.
And this is exactly the reason which Malin decided to speak against!
She experiences extreme bloating every single month during her PMS.
In a very transparent and pragmatic caption she wrote:” This is the visual signs of PMS for me and many other women. For some it’s less extreme, for some it’s more. Water retention is a very normal and common symptom of PMS.”
“Some women will hardly notice it and some go through immense discomfort for a couple of days a month. It can start anytime between ovulation and your period,” she explained.
“Some of you will be disgusted. Some of you will sigh with relief and think -Omg I’m not alone.”
Malin tries to reach both the female and male audience to explain them that no matter your body, hormonal change will manifest itself in a different manner and take its toll upon the looks of a woman.
By the way, Malin has an exceptional body since she is a fitness model. So she really didn’t have no need to share this. But she was coming from a very unselfish spot in her heart to try and say that we all have our imperfections and that we are just humans and cannot battle against nature.
“I’ve decided that my body’s reaction to the hormonal change is not going to be an aspect that I let contribute to my already unstable mental state. Because when I have PMS, I already feel like dying. And I’ve decided to love my body no matter how I feel about life.”
I am pretty sure that many women feel reassured after seeing her posts. I know I do.
Being a former victim of anorexia for fifteen years, she is advocating against body shamming of any type possible!
She knows very well the positive effect of self-love and self-care. Since we are all too harsh on ourselves and our bodies, and we are all expected to rise to the beauty standards that are imposed on us by the media. And these beauty standards are hard to rise up to since they are unrealistic and totally constructed!
“Do not blame your body for how you’re feeling. It is never your body’s fault. It is never anything wrong with how your body looks.”
And indeed! Make sure to share this with anyone who you feel has the need of positive reinforcement today!