Friday, January 15

body positivity

Body Acceptance, body image, body positivity, Eating Disorder

Body image issues are often ignored in men — leading to devastating consequences

Since body image issues are typically perceived as solely affecting women, their impact on men can be largely overlooked, even by men who may be struggling to cope with them every day.And this oversight can have deadly consequences.According to the National Eating Disorders Association, men represent 25 percent of individuals in the United States with anorexia nervosa. Men are also at a higher risk of dying from the condition than women, in part because they are often diagnosed later on in the disease’s progression since many people assume men don’t struggle with eating disorders.Mirasol Eating Disorders Recovery Centers reports that roughly 25 million men and 43 million women are dieting to lose weight at any given point in time. The center adds that 35 pe...
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Gen Z body positive influencer Hippy Potter is shattering model standards

There are a few questions in life that seem to always leave us stumped, resulting in us obsessively rehearsing our answers or even delivering clichés in an attempt to save face. Common examples that come to mind are the textbook, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” or even something as simple as “How are you feeling?” There’s one question, however, that takes a bit more thought, as it often molds the first impression someone has of you: “How would you describe yourself?”When I posed this question to 24-year-old Black, queer, plus-size influencer Thaddeus Coates, he didn’t even hesitate before delivering an unexpected but visceral response: “I like to describe myself as 100 percent pure sunshine.”Seconds after divulging one of the most original and self-aw...
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Woman calls out sizing differences to encourage body positivity: ‘Never change your body to fit the clothes’

A woman’s Instagram post has earned her praise for preaching body positivity through a series of photographs.On July 15, a fashion blogger named Becki, who is based in Leeds, U.K., posted several photographs of herself wearing — or attempting to wear — three pairs of paints that she had purchased from Zara, Topshop and ASOS in sizes 12, 10 and 8 respectively.“CLOTHES ARE MADE TO FIT YOUR BODY, NEVER CHANGE YOUR BODY TO FIT THE CLOTHES!” she wrote. “Sizing. Specifically high street sizing.”View this post on Instagram CLOTHES ARE MADE TO FIT YOUR BODY, NEVER CHANGE YOUR BODY TO FIT THE CLOTHES! Sizing. Specifically high street sizing. I have no words. These photos feature jeans in a size 8, a size 10 and a size 12. Now if you've seen my stories today you...
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Woman details harrowing workplace body-shaming incident: ‘This person took away my confidence’

Jessica-Joan Richards, a 28-year-old marketing manager at ABL Recruitment, logged in to her LinkedIn account in early July to upload something she never thought she would share on the professional networking platform — her profile picture.In a now-viral post, Richards, who was born in the Philippines before moving to the U.K. with her family when she was 7, explained that following a body-shaming incident at a previous place of employment, she decided to delete her LinkedIn photo, in fear that her weight may ward off other professional opportunities.“I had a previous senior leader say that I was too fat for my job & that I needed to lose weight,” Richards wrote. “Whether true or not, this statement really affected me, so much so that I stopped allowing my photo...
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Pretty Big Movement founder Akira Armstrong discusses motivation behind curvy dance troupe

Professional dancer Akira Armstrong had a pretty big idea in 2008 after enduring multiple unsuccessful casting calls.The plus-size Bronx, N.Y., native, who has been dancing since she was 8 years old, told In The Know that facing repeated rejection due to her size and “aesthetic” fueled her to create her own lane in the world of the performing arts — and thus, Pretty Big Movement was born.“I think people in the industry are still afraid of accepting plus-size [people] because … we’re different,” Armstrong explained. “We’re not the ‘perfect’ aesthetic.”“I had to fight through a lot of things. You know, I had to always prove myself to be accepted, and I just got tired of that,” she said. “I knew that there were other women like me who have the same plight that n...
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Influencer shares side-by-side photos to prove how deluded Instagram has made us about ideal bodies

When it comes to diet culture, not all bodies — and races — are treated equally. The Eloquii outlet is packed with over 500 styles on sale. Plus size shoppers can finally snag some of plus size fashion’s cutest trends. The first thing I notice when I look at old photos of myself is my cheekbones. We’ve rounded up our favorite body-acceptance TikTokers who celebrate all body types and abilities, for whenever you need a little reassurance.!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._f...