There's even an article on cultivating positive body image in young women with facial differences. Click here to check out the Center for Young Women's Health. The Internet is a big place, and I'm SURE there are loads of resources I've overlooked. Can you recommend any websites that...

She writes with the goal of pushing back against a culture that defines femininity as weakness and that seeks to deny women their physical power. Her writing has appeared in Bitch and Creative Loafing, and she blogs at fitandfeminist.wordpress.com. * * * * * February 27 – March 3 is Body...

This may not be surprising news but, when it comes to body image, men's reasons for staying silent are a little more complex. Male reticence on this topic revolves around the need to prove masculinity, avoid shame and not appear vulnerable. Let's first look at the relationship between body...

This topic was inspired by an e-mail from reader Natalie: I would love to hear your take on the impact of the popularity of female Olympic athletes on body image. I personally find watching women in the Olympics empowering – there are so many different "ideal" Olympic body types, from...

Photo Credit From controversially thin models to the photo retouching used frequently in print ads, the fashion industry is not exactly known for promoting a positive body image for women. In turn, this has led to many efforts, like the Seventeen Body Peace Treaty, to combat these negative...

She also writesWeightless, a blog that covers everything from building a positive body image to ditching dieting to becoming a smart consumer to recovering from eating disorders. You can learn more about Margarita and her work at herpersonal website. * * * * * February 27 – March 3 is...

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According to NEDA, "The aim of NEDAwareness Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment." These goals are extremely important to me as someone who is passionate about helping...

I'm off to London this morning (as you might already know!) - to attend my very first London Fashion Week and to visit friends. As models - with their perfect proportions - begin to strutt their stuff down the catwalks in the UK capital today, it seems fitting perhaps that we're discussing...

At this time, I understood that I have no space in my life for people who will use my body image against me or who would try to bash a woman through her body. Learning to love a body that comes from "peasant stock": my body will never be thin and was never meant to be. I have a strong...

 

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