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Catherine

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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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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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