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Artist Uses Rainbow Body Art To Make A Statement About Stretch Marks (IMAGES)

It’s about time that women pushed back on the narrow minded standards that the media and beauty industry have tried to limit them to – and one artist is helping women to reclaim their bodies in a major way. Almost all women have cellulite and stretch marks, regardless of their size and shape. Yet despite how common these characteristics are, women have been taught to be ashamed of them and view them as imperfections that need “fixing.” Barcelona-based Cinta Tort Cartró is taking this issue head on by using vibrant rainbow paint…

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Why There Is Absolutely NO EXCUSE For Sexual Assault – Dispelling The Myths

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I just came upon a great post by Laura Riva on The Dancing Grapevine about sexual assault that happens in the dance community. What Laura outlined was extremely important and could be applied in so many other situations, so I wanted to repost and share her words with you.  Despite how common-sense not assaulting someone should be, there are still a frightening amount of rape apologists and victim-blamers in the world (as well as people who are sexually assaulting others). This great post by Laura highlights why sexual assault is…

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Throwing The Scale Away – My Journey To Find Balance In Life

Four years ago, I broke up with my then-boyfriend after a life of low self-esteem and nearly 6 years of a relationship that made me gain more than 30 pounds. Don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t unhappy in this relationship; I was, in fact, genuinely happy for the most part. Indeed, unlike people who eat their feelings out, I have a tendency to put on weight when I am happy, and to stop eating when I am not. No wonder I began to lose weight at the end of…

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The Ultimate Guide To Good Body Image During The Holidays

For most people, holidays are tough. They’re even tougher if you struggle with an eating disorder, body image issues, anxiety and perfectionism. To get you through this stressful period, we’ve curated the best advice from doctors and experts to help you feel your best and navigate sticky situations so you can enjoy the holidays and get through them with ease. TIP 1: Handle disrespectful, body shaming comments from relatives like a boss Here are some common scenarios and comments that our loved ones often make regarding our bodies, and sometimes they are completely…

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I’m A Self-love Coach And I Feel Fat Today

Gosh, I feel fat today. Fat is not a feeling, they say. Right… but it’s how I feel right now. I say “how I feel” because, objectively, I am not fat. I have some body fat, as does any human being, but I am not what would be considered a “fat woman.” I was always self-conscious growing up, and for as long as I can remember, I have always struggled with body image, loving myself one day, hating myself the next. I think that has a lot to do with…

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