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On being fat

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I was in fourth grade, sitting in a doctor’s office, the first time my face flushed with shame. I was, I had just learned, overweight. “It’s probably from eating all that pizza and ice cream. It tastes good, doesn’t it? But it makes your body big and fat.” Read more…  

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How to stop criticizing your body

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Criticizing the body comes naturally to us. We criticize it like we criticize so much: our possessions, our surroundings, our associates. Just as we might feel ashamed of a dented car, an unsightly neighborhood, or unimpressive companions—thinking they diminish our worth—we feel shame about our bodies. Read more…

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It’s Amazing How Much The ‘Perfect Body’ Has Changed In 100 Years

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A woman with a “perfect body” in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today. Read more…

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Women’s Bodies and BMI History

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With the rise of mass media throughout the 20th century, the popular image of women in America has undergone a substantial change. From Marilyn Monroe to Kate Moss, the body shapes of the most admired models have remained consistently slimmer than that of the average American woman, representing a nearly impossible ideal. Read more …

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Celebrating my ‘Imperfect’ Body

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Chrissie Swan, Australian journalist, radio host, and TV celebrity, shifts her own attitude towards herself and her body. “I was waiting to be thin to be happy” she stated, “You’ll be amazed at the perfect things your imperfect body can do if you let it. I was.” “I realized about 5 years ago that I was waiting until I was…

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Jessamyn Stanley Yoga

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Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positive advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?”…

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Dana Falsetti Yoga

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I came to my yoga practice after years of binge eating, years of struggling with confidence, years of gaining and losing weight in bouts of depression and anxiety, and crazed attempts to find a little peace. I hit a point in my life sometime early on in college where I was both my heaviest at about 300 pounds Read more…

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Lipedema: The Disease They Call FAT

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Lipedema is a relatively common fat disorder that is often mistaken for simple obesity. Its clinical diagnosis is an adipose tissue disorder or a lipid metabolism disorder. A typical lipedema patient is a woman who struggles with large hips and legs, usually out of proportion to the rest of her body. Lipedema also appears in the upper arms. One of…

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You were not born scared and self-loathing

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Read Caitlin Moran’s heartfelt open letter to troubled teenage girls. I can tell instantly as when you step up, darling. I know. The posture, the sleeves over the hands, something in your eyes – you the girls who are struggling right now. Some of you are hard and tense with overeating. Others, anorexic, feel like starving baby birds when I…

Proof of evolution that you can find on your body

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Our bodies are so much more than we are consciously aware of. This short video goes into some of the miracles of the evolution process.