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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.

Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is

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

10 Steps to a Positive Body Image

One list cannot automatically tell you how to turn negative body thoughts into positive body image, but it can introduce you to healthier ways of looking at yourself and your body.

Learning the Difference Between Body Image and Body Reality

How we perceive our bodies greatly impacts our self-esteem. Here are five steps you can take toward loving your body unconditionally.

How to Be Grateful for Your Body (Even When It Feels Impossible)

Body acceptance in our culture is a tall order even on the best of days, but it becomes even more complicated when we are in pain, or disabled, or have limitations that are affecting our quality of life.

No More Mr Muscle: The Activists Championing Body Confidence for Men

Body image issues are rising fast among men. But positivity campaigners are raising the profile of men of all shapes and sizes

53 Body Positive Influencers You Should Follow

These body-positive influencers lead by example and want to help you become more confident in your own skin, too.

Nothing Good Can Ever Come from Weighing Your Child

Why the scale won’t help your child reach a healthy weight.

Model Iskra Lawrence on Why You Should “Call Out the Haters”

To celebrate Straight/Curve, a new documentary about female body image, the New York model opens up what it will take to accept—and love—your own body.

I’m a Strong, Fit Yoga Teacher—And I Still Get Insecure About My Belly

How we can all recognize our bodies for the awesomeness they are.

How Iskra Lawrence Is Inspiring Women to Put Their #CelluLIT on Full Display

Iskra Lawrence is a force to be reckoned with in the body-positivity movement. The 28-year-old model isn't one to hold back when it comes to challenging today's unrealistic beauty standards.

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