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Body Image

Body image, our perception of our own bodies, can be positive, negative, or neutral, but for many of us, it can be a subject of ongoing anguish. How we see ourselves, how we feel about the way we look, the thoughts and beliefs we have about our bodies, and the actions we take in relation to the way we look are all components of our body image. Body image can be affected by our mental health, relationships with others, cultural and societal messages, and a variety of other factors. Examining these factors and our corresponding assumptions about them can make a big difference in being able to appreciate—and even enjoy!—how we perceive ourselves.

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Dove: Evolution

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . .

Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is

“Health experts” are sending incorrect and destructive messages about the relationship between weight and wellness.

Just imagine living in a world without mirrors. You’d dream about your face and imagine it as an outer reflection of what is inside you. And then, when you reached forty, someone put a mirror before you for the first time in your life. Imagine your fright! You’d see the face of a stranger.

Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image

Straight/Curve examines the industries and obstacles responsible for our current body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age.

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Lili Reinhart's Revealing Speech About Body Image | Glamour WOTY 2018

The Riverdale actress opened up about self-love at the Glamour 2018 Women of the Year Summit.

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate, inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing.

It makes utter sense to stay healthy and strong, to be as nourishing to the body as possible. Yet I would have to agree, there is in many women a ‘hungry’ one inside.

Developing & Modeling Positive Body Image

Dieting, drive for thinness, and body dissatisfaction are unhealthy actions and ideals that are often communicated to us and internalized from a young age.

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Ending the Pursuit of Perfection | Iskra Lawrence | TEDxuniversityofnevada

In this inspiring talk, model Iskra Lawrence asserts that we all need to be taught how to look after ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally and encourages us to invest in ourselves right now.

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