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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is typically sought by female patients to enlarge their breasts, though it can also be done to change the shape—for example making breasts rounder and evenly shaped.  Breast augmentation can also be done to restore breasts after a… Continue Reading →

Women’s Studies and the Body

People often say that first impressions matter. But as many know, there is a constant pressure to look a certain way even after the first encounter. In our society, there is an emphasis placed on people’s appearances. With this pressure… Continue Reading →

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 →

Love is Deeper than Weight

I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York to a Trinidadian and Jamaican family. My grandma was born and raised in Trinidad and my grandpa was born and raised in Jamaica. They both left their countries for a… 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 →

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