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Body Positivity

Body positivity is a social movement that challenges the way popular culture and society view the physical body. Originally created by individuals society has deemed “overweight” (itself an arbitrary concept), the movement has expanded significantly. It now advocates for celebration and acceptance of all bodies, regardless of shape, size, ethnicity, gender, color, age, or disability. The movement’s goal is to shift society’s focus from appearance to health and encouraging nutrient-dense food, exercise, self-care, self-love, being true to oneself, comfortable clothing, inner beauty, and habits to lift spirits. Some have started to call it the Body Responsibility movement.

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The Complicated World of Body Positivity (A Mini Documentary)

Body positivity. It’s not as straightforward as you think. I used to think I was being body positive if I loved my body, but apparently, it’s not that simple. So, I did some heavy research and conducted interviews with women who were actively involved in the body positive community.

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Fat isn’t the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem. The solution? Health at Every Size.

Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is

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

Perfection is the willingness to be imperfect.

Embrace: The Documentary

Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

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How Tess Holliday Changed the Body-Positivity Conversation | Badass Women | Instyle

Tess Holliday is redefining industry standards, unapologetically embracing who she is, and inspiring others. She set out for a modeling career and ended up launching a movement.

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Second Edition)

The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

Once you consider the extent of the magical thinking that tends to be tied in to the fantasy of thinness, you can understand how threatening it is to consider the idea that you may never get the thin body you crave. It means that you never get to become the person you want to be.

From New York to Instagram: The History of the Body Positivity Movement

Love the skin you’re in—it’s a message most with an Instagram account would be familiar with.

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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