Today, as we close out our week on Body Image, I want to share five fabulous women’s stories or words on body image that inspire me. I hope they inspire you too!

“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.”

—Gabourey Sidibe, actress in Precious

In the blog world…(these are some incredible reads!)

Sarah Bessey writes a letter to her daughters, promising not to call herself fat.

Pam Hogeweide explains why she can’t write a love letter to her body.

Enuma Okoro writes “These are Our Bodies Broken for You” at She Loves Magazine.