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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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Things parents forget to tell their children about their bodies

Don’t forget to check out our Body Acceptance Mini-magazine! I found this list on Tumblr (unfortunately couldn’t find a working link back to the original source) but I thought it was great and wanted to post it. There is a lot of misinformation as well as a lack of information about bodily functions, sexual functions and general body awareness given to young kids. I find it unfortunate because if children and teens were more educated about their changing bodies and the large spectrum of what is normal instead of the…

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The Beyond Beauty Campaign

I love finding blogs and campaigns similar to what Beutiful is promoting – and when it comes to body image and self-acceptance, new ones are being created every day! I met Amina Chinnell-Mateen through the Beutiful facebook page and learned of her Beyond Beauty Campaign (BBC). Upon visiting the BBC facebook page and website, I knew for sure that I had to share more information about it. BBC’s mission is to promote and encourage the values of self value and worth to show what true beauty is. I strongly suggest…

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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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