How often do you look in the mirror and say “If I could just lose ten pounds, then I would be happy”? Unfortunately, the majority of American women and girls are dissatisfied with their bodies, and many take extreme measures in an attempt to change their bodies.
Trans people are often made to feel such shame about their bodies and we often are held up to impossible standards based on normative ideas about bodies and expression — it is time that we acknowledge how far many of us have come, and that we celebrate all the things that makes our bodies trans.
‘Tis the season for bathing suits and pool parties. If you’re worried about having a “summer body,” master sports nutritionist Natalie Jill has a suggestion: Learn to love the body you’re in and what it can do for you, instead of focusing on the parts you might not be so happy with.