This is important enough that I thought it belonged here!
I would say that body positivity actually has everything to do with health—just not the fucked up one-size-fits-all idea of health that society sells us.
Because focusing on your individual happiness is finding your own health. Health is incredibly personal and comes in many different forms, and I think it’s super important to support each other and our selves in finding that health. I mean, I agree with everything this says—but I think instead of saying body positivity isn’t about health, we need to redefine health itself to mean all of this. Because the propagandized mainstream idea of health is obviously bullshit, but everything written above sounds like the most applicable and truly healthy thing ever.
I just want to see the rhetoric to reflect not just the dismantling of ridiculous and harmful head ideals, but also an embracing of the importance of this new, genuine idea of health. Hopefully that makes sense. I think it would be more understandable and useful to people outside of the body positivity movement, as well as to those of us already inside of it.
Also, props to that asker for being so polite and interested in understanding.