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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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Instagram Star Iskra Lawrence on Why Every Body Is Beautiful - BBC News

Iskra Lawrence was told she was too big to be a "traditional" model and too small for "plus size". So she took to social media, to show that not just her body, but every body was beautiful.

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FindCenterAccepting your body is not just about physicality, it’s about accepting who you are, not continuing to wait until you become the person you imagine being.

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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.

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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.

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Busting Myths on Weight and Health

In this video, Dr. Linda Bacon delves into the research and comes up with some surprising results. When you suspend your preconceptions about weight, a very different picture emerges, one where it is the machinery of weight stigma that needs dismantling.

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FindCenterThe only way to solve the weight problem is to stop making weight a problem—to stop judging ourselves and others by our size.

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Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

Weight loss is not the key to health; diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies; and fatness is not a death sentence. Dr. Lindo Bacon and Dr.

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These 7 Black Influencers and Bloggers Are Challenging Fatphobia

To say that fatphobia is not connected to anti-Blackism is to not understand the deep-rooted history between the two.

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Breast Cancer and Body Image

Body image is a huge component of what we go through. For me, I just needed to be authentic to myself and true to what was going on with my body and accept those changes.

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FindCenterWeight is not an effective measure of attractiveness, moral character, or health. The real enemy is weight stigma, for it is the stigmatization and fear of fat that causes the damage and deflects attention from true threats to our health and well-being.

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