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The Endless Cycle of Body Dissatisfaction

Age, social class, ethnicity, and sexuality is an insightful chapter in author Sarah Grogan’s book Body Image, which gives a diverse break down on body satisfaction issues.  This is important because most data that has been gathered on this issue… Continue Reading →

Let Them Be Children

Some of the strongest memories that I can recall from my childhood are not centered around recess, class activities, or even field trips.  The strongest memories that I can recall are centered around how I felt about myself and my… Continue Reading →

The Search for Self Love

Every day, I pass by my mirror at least 30 times and there is not one time where I pass by it without lifting up my shirt to see what my body is looking like. This is something I do,… Continue Reading →

Image vs. Reality

Body image. It’s such a common, nondescript term for much a complex issue. Every person on this planet sees themselves differently: differently from how they actually look, from how they appear to others, from how media feels that should look…. Continue Reading →

Girls and Their Bodies

As soon as I was born I was already known as “gorda” in Spanish but in English meaning fatty. I was a 9 pound newborn and ever since my family has called me gorda. Growing up I was known as… Continue Reading →

A Journey of Self Love

Since I was young I was told I was fat, it would always be jokingly from my family out of love but you could still feel the negative connotation from it. Reading Grogan’s article and seeing research showing that girls… Continue Reading →

Words About Bodies Matter

I can not remember the last time I was truly happy with my body…my entire body. I’ve had periods in my life where I liked certain features more than others, but I’ve never loved my body in its entirety. Even… Continue Reading →

May we be kinder and more accepting of all bodies!

Bodies are tangible, concrete objects.  We can touch them, move them, see them, we know that they exist.  But our perceptions of our own bodies as well as others are socially constructed by the world around us—our parents, other family… Continue Reading →

With Love Comes Self Acceptance

When I was younger, around the ages of 3 and 5, I was naive about body image: what it was or how it would affect me.  It was not until I started 5th grade that my questions began to arise… Continue Reading →

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