Body Image

Body Image, Contributors

“I Feel Pretty” : Yes, You Heard Me Right, I Said It!

“I Feel Pretty” : Yes, You Heard Me Right, I Said It!

By Sasha Frank I finally decided to take treat myself to a movie date. I was a bit reluctant to watch “I Feel Pretty” — a film that candidly displays […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Strengthening Our Beliefs, Values & Confidence, Not Just Our Bodies

New Year’s Resolution: Strengthening Our Beliefs, Values & Confidence, Not Just Our Bodies

By Dr. Tiffany Breeding Over the last decade there has been a palpable shift in the mindset of women, and girls as it relates to how they view the “ideal” […]

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From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

By Kim McCabe She’s three and she sticks her tummy out proudly. 
She’s thirteen and she sucks her tummy in shamefully.
 What went wrong? She climbs a tree to play […]

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An Important Reminder Why Instagram “Fitspo” Accounts Are Not Your Body’s Best Friend

An Important Reminder Why Instagram “Fitspo” Accounts Are Not Your Body’s Best Friend

In today’s Instagram-obsessed culture, there’s huge pressure to “snap back” post-baby. When scrolling our timelines, we’re bombarded by a never-ending feed of seemingly perfect celeb bodies, and often struggle to […]

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Why The Beauty Industry Won’t Survive In Its Current Form In A Post #MeToo World

Why The Beauty Industry Won’t Survive In Its Current Form In A Post #MeToo World

By Bron Stange TW: Sexual Assault and Body Image. At the end of 2012 when I completed my degree in Gender Studies, I remember being asked by several people, “What […]

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Fitness Wear Brand Owner Pens Response To The NYT Article Shaming Women Who Wear Yoga Pants

Fitness Wear Brand Owner Pens Response To The NYT Article Shaming Women Who Wear Yoga Pants

By Genevieve Torok Everywhere you look, someone is wearing them – yoga pants. Whether they’re sporting a colorful design, or they’re being used in lieu of traditional slacks for professional […]

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CVS Pharmacy Announces It Will No Longer Use Photoshop In Its Advertising And Stores

CVS Pharmacy Announces It Will No Longer Use Photoshop In Its Advertising And Stores

It is the largest retail pharmacy chain in the United States with close to 10,000 stores nationwide, and its retail drug store accounts for tens of billions of dollars in […]

Body Image, Celebrities

OITNB’s Danielle Brooks Gets Candid About Rejection And Sizeism In The Fashion Industry

OITNB’s Danielle Brooks Gets Candid About Rejection And Sizeism In The Fashion Industry

She plays Taystee on Netflix’s ‘Orange Is The New Black’, and a sassy Hollywood agent in Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’, but it is her outspoken opinions on body image […]

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This NYC Gym Focuses On Prenatal Fitness & Revolutionizes The Way We Look At Pregnancy

This NYC Gym Focuses On Prenatal Fitness & Revolutionizes The Way We Look At Pregnancy

Anyone who has ever been pregnant, or is currently pregnant, can attest to the way society loves to share its opinion about pregnant bodies. While women especially are already objectified […]

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CBS’ ‘We Need To Talk’ Show Launches Series Examining Body Image In Female Athletes

CBS’ ‘We Need To Talk’ Show Launches Series Examining Body Image In Female Athletes

If you haven’t yet tuned into CBS Sports’ show ‘We Need To Talk’, it’s time to catch up! The series discusses important issues and cultural events that are happening in […]

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Actress Constance Wu Writes Op-Ed Tackling Media Impact On Race & Body Image

Actress Constance Wu Writes Op-Ed Tackling Media Impact On Race & Body Image

She stars in ABC’s ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ and will be seen in the upcoming feature film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, but as far as we’re concerned, actress Constance Wu’s best […]

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Parenting Resource Organization Releases Book About Healthy Body Image For Young Boys

Parenting Resource Organization Releases Book About Healthy Body Image For Young Boys

A recent survey on body image conducted by Men’s Health, looking specifically into the effects of social media, found that 1 in 3 men ages 18-34 (33%) feel pressure to […]

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TLC Star Whitney Way Thore Fighting For A World Where Beauty Isn’t The Measure Of Success

TLC Star Whitney Way Thore Fighting For A World Where Beauty Isn’t The Measure Of Success

She became a viral sensation from her ‘A Fat Girl Dancing’ Youtube video which has more than 9 million views since it was released. Almost overnight she became a national […]

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Artist Creates Illustration Series Celebrating The Parts Of Our Bodies We’re Told To Hide

Artist Creates Illustration Series Celebrating The Parts Of Our Bodies We’re Told To Hide

We are all about body positive messages and we’re also always on the lookout for artists and creators who use their talent to share messages of empowerment. We came across […]

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Dear Michael Moore: Thank You For Inspiring Me To Write About Body Image

Dear Michael Moore: Thank You For Inspiring Me To Write About Body Image

By Maya Melamed Last week I had the flu, which meant I had some down time to laze about, and I decided to seize the opportunity to finally watch your […]