Loving Your Body
I want to live in a world where it's not radical for a woman to like her body. Where it's not brave for a woman to wear a bikini. Where it's not newsworthy to be fat and happy or fit or healthy. But, unfortunately we're not there yet.
The deal with "body image work" that we all need to get hip to, and that I hope mental health professionals will discuss with their clients in more depth as time goes on, is that loving our bodies as they are today requires a commitment to being proudly ourselves in spite of potential judgments by others.
I think the answer is, love yourself because you are you. Be confident in yourself because you are you. Don't let the size you are dictate how you feel about yourself or how much confidence you have.
We want to recognize the people who weren't afraid to use their voices to bring attention to these issues. Here are 11 of our body image heroes from the past year.
The Refinery29 staff writer turned to intuitive eating, a practice where you learn to listen to your body's signals and eat
"You look fine the way you are." Despite the fact that we should all know better, a shocking number of people think that
Luckily, sometimes all it takes it a dose of reality or some kind words to snap you out of your body-hating downward spiral
It started with a conversation between Dallas-based yoga instructor Trina Hall and her best friend. Hall realized that the
Sarah Jenks, founder of life coaching and weight loss organization Live More Weigh Less, explained that many women's body