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The Body Neutrality Movement as an Alternative to Body Positivity?

By Aspen Anderson — 2021

Body neutrality, I think, has the power to be really useful in particular to people with disabilities, especially those with chronic pain or people with progressive diagnoses.

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10 Body Positive Instagrammers with Disabilities You Should Follow Immediately

Although body positivity urges acceptance of all kinds of bodies, the movement still has room for improvement. Notably, people with disabilities, who through inaccessibility and lack of representation are often made to feel “other” by non-disabled folks.

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How the Body Positivity Movement Left Us Disabled Women Behind

“Body positivity is all about having a good relationship with your body.” Well that’s what everyone keeps telling me. The only problem is, if I told anyone about the way my body treats me, they would tell me it’s a relationship I need to get the hell out of.

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Plus Us: Does Your Body Positivity Waver on Ableist?

Body positivity has begun to leave behind some of the people who spoke it into existence — among them is the disabled community.

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7 Seemingly Empowering Body-Positive Phrases That Actually Reinforce Ableism

Often, body positivity and fat activism exclude disabled people. It’s past time to change that.

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Advice on Dire Diagnoses From a Survivor

With each diagnosis, knowing her life hung in the balance, she was “stunned, then anguished” and astonished by “how much energy it takes to get from the bad news to actually starting on the return path to health.”

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I Have a Serious Physical Disability, but the Biggest Daily Challenges Are with My Mindset

The ongoing dialogue I have with my own perspective and emotions is the biggest job I’ve ever undertaken. Exploring this internal give-and-take forces me to grow in surprising ways.

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Coping with Depression and Disability

Often, disabled people have their disability treated, but they don’t have their emotional or spiritual needs addressed.

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When a Physical Disability Keeps You from Getting Mental Health Help

Depression and suicidal ideation are more likely among people with disabilities due to factors like abuse, isolation, and stressors related to poverty, among others.

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The Mental Health of People with Disabilities

Adults with disabilities report experiencing frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities.

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An Introduction to Rest

Some people harbor the illusion that rest is a luxury they do not have time for, but the reality is that rest is a necessity.

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