Taylor Nolan Shares Inspiring Words About Overcoming Body Image Issues
Taylor Nolan is capping off the week with a beautiful message for those who are struggling to embrace their bodies — herself included.
Accompanied by a gorgeous mirror selfie, for which the “Bachelor” Season 21 alum posed in nothing but a towel wrapped around her head, she admitted via Instagram, “This week I’ve been really upset with my body.”
She went on to say that her recent frustration has been fueled by a bout of feeling under the weather. “I’ve felt defeated, hopeless, irritated, and annoyed,” she continued. “Doing my best to sit in gratitude for all the amazing wonderful things my body is doing for me even when it’s not at its best.”
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Taylor went on to list several ways she could be kinder to herself, even when it feels difficult to do so. “Still trying to take care of [my body], physically and emotionally. Hugging myself. Touching and rubbing my skin,” she wrote. “Saying nice things. reminding myself that at the of the day, this is my home. My one and only home. And I want to love and appreciate her.”
The psychotherapist and sexologist added, “So thank you body for all that you do, I’m sorry for being upset with you and wanting you to be unrealistically perfect and 100% healthy all the time.”
Taylor concluded her inspiring post by telling herself that she accepts and loves her body no matter what. “You’ve still really irritated me this week, as I’m sure I irritated you too,” she wrote. “And I’m hoping tomorrow or next week will be better for us.”
The Seattle, Washington, native also included a disclaimer for those who might take issue with her photo: “Reminder that nudity is not inherently sexual, plz don’t sexualize my body rn.”
Over on her Instagram Stories, Taylor — who is currently dating an “absolutely amazing” man named Zach — explained that she was nervous about sharing the skin-baring snapshot.
“Terrified posting this photo, preparing myself for hate and criticism but it’s honestly where I’ve been all week,” she wrote. “I’m [trying] to trust that I’ve created a safe space here (as much as it can be on the internet lol I did restrict my comments so that helps) and that my vulnerability might be helpful for someone else.”
When a troll did comment on Taylor’s post, telling her to “put some clothes on” and calling her body “gross,” she expertly clapped back with this remark: “No thank you and our bodies aren’t gross.”
She also imparted these words of wisdom to her followers on her Stories: “REMINDER: Our bodies are NOT gross. No matter what size, shape, or color. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You don’t owe anyone your energy or justification of you’re being when they’re hateful, toxic, and closed.”