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Body Acceptance

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

5 Ways to Deal With Body Image Issues

Kristin Misik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Kristin Misik

Our minds are filled with the thoughts, beliefs and values of all the people who influence our lives. Having a strong sense of self comes from tuning out the voices of everyone else and listening to your own information, intuition, needs and desires.

Why Plus-Size Women Are The Best

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy

Comedian Jenny Zigrino is happy being a plus-size lady. After all, there are a lot of perks to being full figured, not the least of which is being the...

A Midlife Awakening

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Sara Taney Humphreys

I look upon this second half of my life with an open mind, a generous heart and an adventurous spirit.

How I Learned To Love Myself For Who I Am -- Not The Size I Am

Ally Del Monte | Posted 10.04.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Some people might look at this photo and see a fat girl. I see a girl who fought many demons, dealt with many medical problems, wanted to give up on life but crawled her way back inch by inch to see that life is wonderful, and in fact, decided to# BeBrave and believe in herself.

It's Our Brains That Need Fixing -- Not Our Bodies

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women

"We put our life on hold, we stunt it, because of our bodies." That's the startling truth blogger and speaker Jes Baker shared in a May 2014 TEDx t...

This Is Not My Body

Literally, Darling | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

My body tells the story of all the pieces of women who made me; an amalgamation of my ancestry. I am a patchwork quilt of evolution built from the genetics of women who lived remarkably unremarkable lives.

Two Things That Have Profoundly Changed The Way I See My Body

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

I'd love to tell my daughter that I have always loved my body. That I have never abused it to lose a few pounds. That health has always taken a front seat to vanity. I'm not going to tell this lie to her.

Why I Won't Praise Miss Indiana For Her Body

Christina Grasso | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

One can never assess one's state of health or degree of happiness simply by physical appearance alone. It's what's on the inside that counts, cheesy or not. True beauty does not have a size. All bodies are beautiful, and the only way to lasting happiness is through acceptance.

I Wear A Bikini Because... F*ck You

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

It is a bathing suit, people. Perhaps we should all just relax.

Why You Should Love and Hate the Louis CK 'Fat Girl Rant' -- and What to Do About It

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

I love that Louis CK script because he has opened up a space for dialogue about the real problem. It's not that some women are fat, it's that fat women carry a stigmatized identity, and association will stigmatize the fat woman's partner too.

'Black Women Don't Have Eating Disorders'

Abiola Abrams | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

The idea that any group is immune to eating disorders is a damaging one, because if a condition is not acknowledged and diagnosed, it will not be addressed, treated, and healed.

A Cultural Look at Body Bashing

Andrea Wachter | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Unfortunately, I think it's pretty accurate to say that most people in our culture are dissatisfied with their body. Many people even despise their bo...

How Can You Truly Feel Your Body Without Instantly Hating Upon It?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

By attaching a positive note to your daily body-loving rituals, you begin to associate your body with comforting, delightful things, which strengthens your relationship with your body and helps to feel more at home in your skin.

Body Image Issues Are Not Just For Women

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

The truth is women are not the only ones who can suffer from poor self-image. And to assume that men don't is absurd.

No, Dove, My Armpit Is Not Having a Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

My armpit does its job just fine and my appreciation for what it does is not contingent upon how it looks, how it looks to others or even how lovely it smells. My armpit is, happily, the last place on my body that gets my attention.

I Threw Away My Scale And I've Never Felt Better About My Body

Bustle | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
Bustle

I threw my bathroom scale in the trash. Along with all the other things that just didn't belong in my life anymore, like worn out clothes and furniture, it needed to go.

How I Learned to See My Body

Jessica Halepis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Women
Jessica Halepis

I knew what a calorie was at the age of 7. I was on a diet by the age of 9. And pretty much ever since then, it's always been about the numbers

We Are All Lena Dunham

Jen Simon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Jen Simon

If you wouldn't make a joke about someone's race, sexuality or religion, you should know better than to make a joke about someone's weight.

My Name Is Marie, and I Love My Fat

Bustle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Bustle

We don't live at a time when fat is considered beautiful by the mainstream, so we have to fight to make people realize the beauty in it. And fighting is never easy, but it's worth it.

11 People Who Helped Us Love Our Bodies More In 2013

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

"I am a big girl. A voluptuous, curvy, dress-wearing lesbian. I love my body; it's the only one I'll ever have." The above statement from "Same Lov...

Mindy Kaling Is A Champion Of Body-Acceptance

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 12.04.2013 | Celebrity

Mindy Kaling is the body image role model that Hollywood has been waiting for. She’s not afraid to love what she’s got and show off what makes her...

WATCH: How This Is Beautiful, Too

Posted 10.16.2013 | Women

"It's tough to be fat in this world... so how do you change that?" That's one of the questions health coach and fat acceptance activist Golda Poret...

Love, Your Body

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Michelle May, M.D.

It is time to end weight stigma. Question the weight-based messages you hear from the outside. Are they hurtful, shaming, biased, or discriminatory? Self-care begins from a place of unconditional acceptance.

'I Am Allowed To Look Sexy, Feel Sexy, And Be In Love'

Posted 09.04.2013 | Women

We'd like Mary Lambert to be our new best friend, please. The "She Keeps Me Warm" singer, who also collaborated with Macklemore on "Same Love," po...