body positivity

Stop With The Body-Shaming Already!

I have detested body-shaming for a long time, and not just because of my own personal history.

I have detested body-shaming for a long time, and not just because of my own personal history. I've seen how much the movement takes away from people.

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We Must Stop Making These Mistakes About Health & Body Positivity

It is absolutely OK to be whatever size you are, including hella fat. It is absolutely fine to not be “healthy” or “strong” by whatever definition. (Image Credit: Instagram/body.brave)

Suggesting that there is some weigh at which we are no longer allowed to love our bodies is fat-shaming and oppressive. Suggesting that you should have to achieve some level of “health” to love yourself is healthist and oppressive.

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5 Truly Simple, Purely Practical Tips For Everyday Body Positivity

"I inhabited my body instead of observing it."

I'm all about body positivity practices that require self reflection a

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5 Truly Simple, Purely Practical Tips For Everyday Body Positivity

"I inhabited my body instead of observing it."

I'm all about body positivity practices that require self reflection a

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Why Our Current Political Issues Have Everything To Do With Body Positivity 

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Take The Cake: How Did Body Positive Dieting Become A Thing? 

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A couple of weeks ago I got an email that contained a question I never thought I’d be asked.

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I'm Overweight And Get Fat-Shamed When I Exercise

Yeah, fat people exercise too. (Image Credit: Think Stock)

I’m riding my bike around a local community center on a Sunday morning.

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5 Ways To Actually Become Body Positive

One of the most important realizations I’ve made recently that has positively affected my mental health is the power of saying something out loud. Image: Matt Joseph Diaz.

When we write articles about body image, we often speak in the abstract about big ideas and how we approach social interaction — but how exactly does one become body positive? What are the nuts and bolts that’ll lead you to a more positive sense of self, both physically and emotionally?

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How Pregnancy Gave Me A Positive Body Image

I gloried in the horizontal stripes and favored tops with cute little empire ties to emphasize my shape. I sought a “visible belly outline” everywhere I went. Image: Thinkstock.

If I was lucky, I would find an outfit that properly hid my figure such that I looked pretty OK. It was always my body that failed the test, never the clothing. That day, I realized that pregnancy had changed something fundamental for me: I loved how I looked. I loved my bump, I loved what it signified, and I loved how people treated me.

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What If My Friends Are Prettier Than Me?

Photo credit: Emma Wondra Photography "I’m starting to worry that my friends are prettier than me."

From a young age, people (especially women) are constantly taught that we’re in competition with one another. Whether it’s our grades, our social status, our economic status, or those creepy beauty pageants for 6 year olds, we’re immediately thrust into a world where we’re taught to view everyone as adversarial to a certain degree.

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