Jessamyn Stanley, Yoga Teacher, Body-Positivity Advocate, Writer
"Being strong . . . people think it's about trying to look your best and be and present in ways that are going to look really powerful, but in my experience, strength comes from just accepting the things about you that you think are not necessarily going to be your strong points. For me, a lot of that has to do with my fatness; being able to own that aspect of myself has been massive, because if I can own this thing that has been really used against me in a lot of ways, then it puts me into such a stronger space that goes for everything from my size. It's also my period; it's also my hair, which I've been taught my whole life that I should try to have straighter, longer hair. Just owning these parts of myself that are used against me — that really is where my strength comes from."