Your size and shape are part of what makes you unique! Honor your body by listening to it, giving it what it needs, and accepting it. Strive for health and wellness, not a particular size or shape.
Weight Loss Ads Exploit Women
In my opinion, Weight Watchers is exploiting women who admire Jennifer Hudson because they are using the talent and success of a young woman to sell their product to millions of women who do not have access to the primary contributing factors that have helped Ms. Hudson to lose eighty pounds.
Acceptance and Self Worth
We often look outside of ourselves to determine if we are ok. Eating the so called right foods, judging our body weight as desirable or not are only two of the ways we may gauge our self worth. Knowing we are not perfect, but appreciating our unique qualities helps to answer the question, Am I ok?
Body Image for Women Shaped by Mothers
Some studies indicate that how mothers feel about their own bodies is more detrimental to the body image of young girls than images projected in the mainstream media. Here are five tips to help mothers promote healthy body images for their daughters.
Saartjie Baartman South African Icon
Saartjie Baartman was a woman who made the best of circumstances and her physical attributes. Once displayed as living curiosity, she is now considered a heroine in her homeland. While we spend money and time trying to change how our bodies look, Saartjie show us acceptance is possible for us all.
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The media would like to convince us that we are not enough. I believe you are! Stop next time you want to change yourself to meet someone else's standards and take an honest look at how wonderful you are.
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