Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, writer, body positive advocate, self-proclaimed social media weirdo, and fat femme with over 191,000 Instagram followers, and over 46,200 Facebook followers.

Not only does she post incredibly impressive photos of her everyday life, her captions are even more motivational. Jessamyn is the kind of woman whose too busy breaking societal expectations of her body, and her attitude is nothing short of contagious. Ever since we’ve been following her, we just find ourselves worrying less about what our body can and can’t do.

We love her attitude so much, we had to share some of our favourite quotes from her. And you know what? Don’t be surprised if you find yourself adapting a Jessamyn Stanley kind of mindset. Enjoy!

“I can’t just sit here and think, ‘I just wish my body was different. Everything could be different, would be different.’ When you accept that, you can accept the strength your body parts are actually giving you.”


“Our society throws crazy shade at anyone whose body differs from the models featured in Western media. The only thing that you can control is your reaction to that.”


“Ultimately, words only have negative power if you give them negative power. I choose not to.”


“Basically, I’m the unicorn of health. A healthy fat person is an oxymoron to most people. People don’t realize that they can’t tell anything about someone else’s health by just looking at them.”


“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you have three out of four of your limbs; it doesn’t matter if you’re fat, short, tall, male, female, or somewhere in between. None of that matters. All that matters is that we’re human and trying to breathe together,”

What do you think of Jessamyn’s attitude? Feel as inspired as we are? Let us know by commenting below and feel free to share your favourite body empowering quotes too!

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