‘positive body image’

To Love Your Body, Try This with a Mirror

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/15/2013

“Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year“ tells the story of UCLA doctoral student Kjerstin Gruy’s quest for personal growth and self-acceptance. As she started shopping for wedding dresses during her engagement, she found herself struggling to maintain a positive body image and falling prey to expectations […] Read more »

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Our Turn to B**ch about Abercrombie & Fitch

By Lisa Christie on 05/10/2013

Okay, so it’s not likely that many of us are shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch to start with (I think the pulsing music and disco lights may be a deterrent to the 20+ crowd), but this week it was confirmed that the CEO doesn’t want the majority of us there anyway. According to an article in Business Insider magazine: “Retailer Abercrombie […] Read more »

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Is Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign Sketchy?

By Cindy Bishop on 04/19/2013

There’s a lot of buzz on the internet over the new Dove ad, “Real Beauty Sketches.” If you haven’t seen it, take a look. Many are questioning whether the commercial in its attempt to address real women’s issues around self-esteem and body image is actually depicting the average woman at all. Some are asking us to look a little closer […] Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Six Ways to Leave Self-Defeat Behind

By Alan Wayler on 02/28/2013

Lately, we’ve been talking about what you can do when body positivity feels impossible. Today we feature a guest post from author Rosie Molinary on six ways to leave self-defeat behind and move toward self-belief. Too many of us do it: berate and belittle ourselves until what’s left is simply defeat. Eradicating negative self-talk (from I’m fat to I’m not […] Read more »

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