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10 Adorable Body-Love Illustrations For Anyone Who Needs A Pick-Me-Up

"You don't need qualifiers to be a sexy woman, you are already there."

You are loved.

That's the message behind illustrator Kate Allan's new series of GIFs, which focus on promoting self-love and body confidence. The adorable animated illustrations include women of all shapes, sizes and colors, paired with body-love mantras such as "You are beautiful and your butt is awesome!" and, "The number on the scale does not define me."

"I think it's important for women to appreciate everything that's beautiful about themselves," Allan told The Huffington Post. "What's often represented in the media is a very narrow interpretation of beauty -- thin, long legs, glowing skin. And while it's obvious why that's attractive, that archetype isn't the only beauty worth noting and flaunting."

Allan was commissioned by education website SparkNotes to create the illustrations.  

Allan said that she creates  body-positive art to combat the shame so many women feel about their bodies.

"A lot of women feel that they won't be worthy as a person until they 'lose the weight,'" she said. "But in reality, those women already gorgeous! You don't need qualifiers to be a sexy woman, you are already there."

We couldn't agree more. Scroll below to see the rest of Allan's beautiful and empowering illustrations. 

  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife
  • Kate Allan for SparkLife

These illustrations were originally posted on SparkLife and the Sparkitors' Tumblr.

Head over to Allan's online shop to see more of her work. 

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