It's wonderful to see friends and family during the holidays, but the weight of their expectations (real or perceived) can be crushing. 

Maybe it's lowkey competition with a sibling; an aunt who keeps pushing you to try her favorite fad diet; or simply just running into people you went to high school with. Even if you're a totally confident person the rest of the year, the holidays can make you feel... less than.  

To that I say, fight back against those feelings. Go in strong. Be confident in yourself. Don't let anyone shake you. And let these badass, body-positive memes guide you. 

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FIRST: You don't owe anyone an explanation for how you look.

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You are lovable. Period.

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Don't forget that it starts with you.

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The mirror don't lie.

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The best you can look is like yourself.

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Just in case you forgot, we are all queens!

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This is 2016 — the year of Our Lady Ashley Graham — and no one puts curvy babes in the corner anymore.

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Not everyone will understand why you love your body, because maybe they haven't learned to love theirs yet.

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#ThickThighsSaveLives

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BE THE BEAR.

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Weight loss is not a cure-all.

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You sexy.

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You are more than your weight.

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You slay.

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Your body is beautiful right now.

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Your body is not up for discussion.

Unless you want it to be!