curvygirl -- model (Crystal Renn legs)

6 principles to body-love: my experiences and methods

Hey beautiful members! I've been mostly absent for a long time but I'm going to try to be more active again, as I want to see this community boom again! I recently wrote up a set of habits that I learned mostly from this community and I want to share them here, so here they are (under LJ-cuts for length):

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Beach Bum (body)

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I just wanted to say that I wore a bathing suit to swim in the ocean on a first date this weekend, and didn't worry for a minute what he'd think of my body. And that, my friends, is what curvygirls is all about! That's how we roll :)
Body (Love your body wrist bands)

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Hello everyone! Just wanted to apologize for the wait for our new members - I just cleared out the queue of membership applications, and would love to take this opportunity to welcome our new members. Feel free to introduce yourself and share your favourite photos, quotes, stories - anything to do with curvy-positivity. You're all beautiful <3

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Body (Love your body wrist bands)

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New Rule!

Hello everyone! With more members everyday, we are taking preventative measures to keep our community from being over-run with sales posts. Thank you for your co-operation!


No sales posts. This also includes links to items for sale. There are many other communities for that, but here it's off-topic.
Body (I love my curves - heart)

Another little note from the mod...

Just wanted to say "Hi!" to all the new members - I think there are about 20 of you today alone! I know that there are still some membership requests and questions that are waiting to be addressed, so don't think I forgot you - you'll hear from me real soon! Rest assured, I'm still working hard over here!

New members, it's great to have you here, and feel free to introduce yourselves! Let's kick this community back into high gear! *Dances around with pom poms*
Body (Curvygirls!)

Joining Curvygirls: For non-members

To join the community, you must come to this post and comment with the first sentence of each rule found on the userinfo page, and include the statement "I have read and agree to abide by all rules in the community. If I disagree with the rules I will politely take it up with the mods." (all in the same comment). If all checks out, we will send you an invite (Go to this page and click "receive an invitation to join a community" if you want to be notified), and then you must go to the community invite page and accept your invitation.

In addition to the above, these are our requirements for membership:
--- you must have had your journal for 2+ months, have 20+ entries, and have no voyeur* communities friended. (if you don't meet those requirements but still want to be a part of the community, explain why you should be an exception in your comment)
--- you must apply with your primary journal (we don't accept community-only journals).

We know it's a complicated process, but we are a constantly growing community, and since many new members seem to make rule-breaking mistakes in their first posts, we decided to come up with a better method. Hopefully this way people will understand the rules and we won't have to reject as many posts, and people won't have to re-post because they broke a rule. We mods hate to have to reject a post that took a lot of work -- hopefully this way, the mistakes will be fewer and everyone will be happier.



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* a voyeur community is a community that is about looking at other people for sexual pleasure -- porn communities and 'show_your_boobs' type communities fall into those categories. We make exceptions, but the reason for that requirement is to try and keep out anyone who's going to join looking for sexual gratification. We're a platonic community ;-)


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Body (Curvygirls!)

Post for commenting about any issue

This post has screened comments, and if you EVER feel uncomfortable AT ALL about ANYTHING, please leave a comment here so that I can read it and respond accordingly. This is meant to be a safe space for curvygirls of all sizes, and I will do my best to be sure it remains this way. Please don't assume that I saw what bothered you and just ignored it -- we all react differently, and what may have bothered you might not have bothered me at all. Please be very specific, with links to posts or comments if you can.

So basically, if you are ever uncomfortable about anything in this community, come and post in this post (which I will link to in the userinfo) and we can have a private conversation about it.

You are all beautiful. ♥
Body (Curvygirls!)

MOD POST!

Hello lovely curvy ladies and curvy lady admirers! Many of you are familiar with me since I've been around here quite a while, but just recently our beloved belenen has passed the torch of maintainership to me and _paroxysm_. The reign of terror has begun! Just joking - the community will remain very much the same. The same rules and the same goals will be in place, just different go-to girls for your questions and concerns. There's going to be a few business-type posts over the next few days as I get things in order, and there might be a short delay for new members requests or member concerns, so please bear with me! I really look forward to being a more active part of this community, and your patience is much appreciated during this transitional phase. Rock on ladies and gentlemen!
Body (You are Beautiful)

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Today someone on my f-list posted about how she wants to lose her love handles so that she'll look good for the beach season. I responded with the following, and I wanted to share this with you gals as well:

"I hope you learn to love your body unconditionally so that no matter what your body looks like, when summer approaches, you'll love being in bathing suit (or birthday suit depending on your beach)! I'm convinced that the best way to feel good at the beach is working on the emotional "feel good" part, not the dieting/exercising/body modification that people think will make them feel good. If you have 'love handles', it's probably because that's the way your body is meant to be, in all it's feminine glory. Love handles contain the word 'love' for a reason."

So ladies, love your body no matter what :) After all, you only get one!
Body (Positive- take up space!)

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I'm generally a pretty big fan of scottchurch's photography anyway, but today he really swept me off my feet. I wanted to direct-link to his post because it is his work afterall, but feel free to comment on this post and his post saying how much you love it too!

It's a photo showing the harmony between different body shapes and sizes- I think you will all really enjoy it.

NOT WORK SAFE: http://scottchurch.livejournal.com/605800.html