Body image Archive

Working Out My Body Image Issues Took 17 Years: This Is What I've Learned Along the Way

I don’t remember the first time I became aware of my body — aware in the way that a little girl shouldn’t be. In my experience, when you’re young, you don’t question what you look like. You use your body in the ways it’s intended. As a vessel to propel you forward: hands for grasping the monkey … Continue reading Source link

I Struggled with Anorexia for a Decade, and Hillary Clinton's "Mirrors" Ad Means Everything to Me

The first time I doubted my looks and worth was in kindergarten. I hadn’t even made it to a grade with a digit before a boy knocked me off the slide and told me I was ugly. By the time I picked myself off the asphalt, I had already accepted what he said as truth.That little boy may have been the … Continue reading Source …

Collar to elbow: how to flash the flesh with your autumn wardrobe

In the flesh, fashion can be confusing, drawing on body image, trends and the weather. The question of how much flesh to flash is a perennial one, which probably (and correctly) overrides all of the above. Should you show underboob or sideboob? What’s the state of cleavage in 2016? Which leg is better? Angelina Jolie thought the right one and, put simply, Kim Kardashian said …

Fashion industry told to end its quest for ‘unattainable thinness’

The Women’s Equality party is to launch an unprecedented campaign aimed at radically changing the way the fashion industry treats body size and shape. Coinciding with London fashion week, which will run from 16-20 September, the initiative will call for an end to unrealistically small “sample sizes” – the sizes in which designers show their new creations – and demand a minimum body mass index …