This bodylore encyclopedia will continue to grow as contributors create new entries. If you have a specific entry you would like to see or contribute, please contact Dr. Amy K. Milligan.


Abdominoplasty: Tummy Tucks

African American Women: A History of Bodies

American Indian Headdresses

Body Image Activist: Ashley Graham

Bondage and Submission in the Golden Age of the Wonder Woman Comics

Colorism: You’re Pretty for a Dark Skinned Girl

Exploring Fat Shaming Through Family Guy

Fashion in Fairytales and Its Repercussions 

Fat Activism

Fat Shaming: The History and Consequences for us all

Gore Vidal

Hair and Its Large Impact and Importance for Women of Color

Happy to be Nappy

Hidden Numbers: The History of Women’s Clothing Sizes in the US

Inked and Exiled: A History of Tattooing In Japan

Portrayal of Wonder Woman’s Body and Costumes


Rainbow Road

RuPaul’s Aesthetics

Tattoos Redefined

Western Censorship of Queer Characters in the Sailor Moon Anime Series