Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.
but do they got kik tho
Can we trade police forces?
I’ve been wanting to post something for a while on here for body positive Monday’s… But I’ve always been a bit hesitant because I’ve never really liked my body. I was always the biggest of my friends. The biggest in my family. And because people used to point it out so frequently in my life, I became quite self destructive. I hated buying clothing, I hated seeing myself in reflections, and I began to loathe the people around me, calling themselves “Fat”, when they were half my size, because I wondered “what does that make me?”
For a long time I used to binge eat one day, and go 5 days without anything but water. I would buy piles of magazines and compare myself to the girls and women that I saw… Determining the size of their leg compared to mine…. the flat stomachs they had, and I didn’t. And for years I hated myself. Self harm was another way I “coped” if you can call it that.
When girls were wearing bikinis for P.E, I was wearing huge oversized shorts and a T-shirt to hide my stretch marks.. Guys would snigger at me and call me “chops” or “porky”.. It wasn’t nice. Around September in 2012 I decided that things needed to change, and I needed to be at peace with myself if I wanted to live at all. So I opened up to my hero, and superstar mum, and she helped me….. soooo much to get to where I am today. She helped me get to a place where I can look in the mirror, and not want to bawl my eyes out. I lost 25 kgs (in a healthy way, proper diet and exercise), and even though I’m not at the weight I wanna be… I’m happier.
I’m better now. I don’t compare myself to people in magazines. I don’t starve myself anymore. And at the moment, I’m still not overly joyous with my body, but I’ve learnt to love parts of myself, and that’s enough for me right now.
P.s I think you’re an amazing person, and I love love love that you do these kinds of things for people to show their insecurities and feel like they won’t be judged. Because everyone is gorgeous in their own way xx
Dear anon. I know you submitted this weeks ago, but it’s taken awhile for me to be in the headspace to post Bod Posi Day submissions, SO forgive me for taking so long to post this.
Reading that writeup was a rollercoaster of emotion for me. I’m so upset and sorry that people were so cruel to you. It’s always so unfair and unwarranted. It also should serve as a reminder to all of us who often forget how important media representation can be.
I’m so happy for you that you reached out, that you had someone to confide in who is so close to your heart. I’m so glad that you are happy with yourself and that you were able to make a choice to be healthy and follow that choice through.
You’re beautiful, hon. Truly you are. I hope you get everything out of life that you want, and that you continue on the path of self love. <3
PS. Thank you for taking the time to write sweet things to me personally as well. You’re just wonderful. <3 <3 <3
I still die laughing everytime I see this scene
..caned!…on the tushy…