Most of you reading this right now have been body-shamed at some point in your life. It was likely a relative who first made you feel like shit about your body. The first person who body-shamed me was my father. At age 14, standing 5′-7″ tall and weighing 145 pounds, he thought I needed to go on … [Read more…]
I began my journey to body positivity (BP) and self-acceptance almost six years ago. It’s been a wild ride, with lots of bumps and bruises. But mostly it’s been an amazing experience resulting in the formation of a wonderful community of advocates and friends. And I’m proud to say that I’ve allowed my views to … [Read more…]
I’ve read some really good articles this week and thought I’d share with you those really resonated with me. As always, I want to hear your thoughts! Catching Up With Gloria Lucas and Nalgona Positivity Pride By NATALIE MISCOLTA-CAMERON Nalgona Positivity Pride is a community-based effort to increase body positivity in the Xicana/Brown*/Indigenous community. Started in Los Angeles … [Read more…]
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Am I body love failure? No. What I am is brainwashed from years of exposure to advertisements that promise a flat stomach in 10 days. It is so ingrained in my subconscious that I often hold my stomach in without realizing it. Today, as I walked back to my office from my lunch break, I … [Read more…]
Fighting fat shaming can be tough in a society that worships thinness and thinks fat is a four-letter word. But there are ways to make change if you’re willing to try these surprising tactics. Start by accepting yourself. I think it’s impossible to fight against the current culture if you hate yourself. When you believe in the … [Read more…]