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The Nu Project: Celebrating women of all shapes and sizes

I had stumbled across “The Nu Project” a few years ago and was absolutely floored by the concept and beauty of the photography. Created by photographer Matt Blum and his wife Katy, a project that began in 2005 now encompasses over 150 women! I’m so happy to see this project getting mainstream attention! Article by the Daily Mail. Don’t forget to check out our Body Acceptance Mini-magazine! In a world where women are bombarded with Photoshopped images of supermodels in magazines and perfectly sculpted specimens on the runway, one photographer…

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Recovery Record: an app for those in recovery from eating disorders

Have you ever heard of Recovery Record? Among the thousands of apps available to the public, few actually have a purpose and enrich the life of the user. Recovery Record is simply amazing (and free!) and would definitely be useful for someone recovering from an eating disorder. The app allows the user to track their progress as well as record how they’re feeling and certain behaviors – allowing them to see their patterns and take control of their health. Very worthwhile! Don’t forget to check out our Body Acceptance Mini-magazine!…

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“I’m sorry”: A letter to my body

I stumbled upon this article on Glorify via Tumblr (always finding cool stuff on there!) Glorify is a fat acceptance website and definitely worth checking out! This is a poem by (F)Emma and it brought tears to my eyes. As someone who dealt with horrible body image in the past, I loved this letter that (F)Emma wrote to her body. It’s a beautiful piece about the relationships we have with our bodies and how we are so disconnected from them, mistreating them. Absolutely amazing. I’m sure many of you could relate and…

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A big “screw you” to body image ideals

This is a great article written by Nicole Woszczyna for Feminspire. I completely agree with Nicole…while I’m happy to see that curvier women are being embraced more, we cannot insult less curvy women – this completely defeats any progress. It is going from one ideal to another…and who is to say what is “ideal?” Beauty is a matter of opinion…and if we are all allowed to have different opinions, why aren’t we all allowed to have different bodies? The simultaneous rise of supermodel stardom and widespread media influence has, in…

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What’s Wrong with How We Talk About Eating Disorders in the Media and in ED Communities

A friend pointed me to this great article written by Tatyana for Scienceofeds.org. I found it pretty insightful – Tetyana takes a popular phrase that is thrown around the Tumblr community (which tends to harbor tons of eating disorder-related material) and explains exactly why it’s harmful and disastrous. Don’t forget to check out our Body Acceptance Mini-magazine! I’m going to do something different today. I’m going to talk about some of the problems I see in how eating disorders are discussed by some media organizations, ED awareness groups, and ED…

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