Body Image

Here, you’ll find all BGG2WL posts related to the development and improvement of body image among girls and women.

20 03, 2017

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Goes Wrong at Clinic That Has Killed Before

By | March 20th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby, Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|1 Comment

"...died from fat clots that caused her organs to fail by blocking her arteries, Miami-Dade coroners concluded in an autopsy report."

20 02, 2017

On Serena Williams, Equality, and Her ‘Porn Shoot’ Sports Illustrated Feature

By | February 20th, 2017|Body Image, The Op-Eds|1 Comment

Writer claims that "By baring all, Serena reinforces sexist view that what women look like is more important than their achievements." I couldn't disagree more.

4 01, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Stop Saying Negative Things to Myself?

By | January 4th, 2017|Beauty, Body Image, Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: Erika, you said something about having an internal tape that plays negative thoughts over and over in your head...

2 01, 2017

How Playing in Your Makeup Can Help You Leave the Self-Hatred Behind

By | January 2nd, 2017|Beauty, Body Image|0 Comments

So many women say, "I hate looking in the mirror," "looking in the mirror makes me want to cry." You'd be surprised how easy it is to change that.

3 10, 2016

Supermarket Swindle, Beauty Aisle Edition: How Legit is Your Face Cream?

By | October 3rd, 2016|Beauty, Body Image|0 Comments

Not very legit at all, really. Phrases such as “clinically proven” or “dermatologist approved” have little meaning, because...

27 09, 2016

What Kind of Man Calls Miss Universe ‘Miss Piggy?’

By | September 27th, 2016|Body Image, The Op-Eds|0 Comments

"She gained like 55 pounds in 9 months [...] she was like an 'eating machine' [...] I guess she ate a lot of everything."

18 07, 2016

It’s Time We Talk Honestly About Gyms and Locker Room Culture

By | July 18th, 2016|Beauty, Body Image, It's All Mental|3 Comments

There are some cruel and inhumane people in this world, like Dani Mathers, and unfortunately you are likely to meet at least one or two of them at the gym.

11 04, 2016

Baby Powder Causes Cancer? Here’s What You Need to Know

By | April 11th, 2016|Body Image, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|3 Comments

Does baby powder cause cancer? Sort of. A few weeks ago, The Today Show aired a segment about Jacqueline Fox, the woman who was awarded $72 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson—her lawyers originally asked for $12 million, but the jury effectively decided to award her an additional million for every year she was alive—in [...]

29 03, 2016

Why Your Co-Workers Sabotage Your Weight Loss

By | March 29th, 2016|Body Image, It's All Mental|1 Comment

Your co-workers bring those raggedy cupcakes and cookies in while you're on your weight loss journey because they can't help it. Really. It's human nature.

9 01, 2016

Body Positivity is Hard When You Don’t Love Your Body, but Not Impossible

By | January 9th, 2016|Body Image|4 Comments

I'm thinking of something I read by my fellow healthy living blogger, Brooklyn Active Mama (also known as Nellie), where she shared her perspective on her personal body image. I don’t fit anyone’s stereotype. I am not the next fitness star. I have no interest in becoming a thin girl. My end goals are not [...]

9 11, 2015

Just Say No to Waist Trainers

By | November 9th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Beauty, Body Image, Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

Your waist trainer causes UTIs, incontinence, temporary heart failure, indigestion, high blood pressure, nerve damage, and more. Read how inside.

15 09, 2015

Stop Telling Me Black Women Don’t Work Out

By | September 15th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Body Image, Running, Social Construct|12 Comments

You sound like an idiot when you start your little rant about how black women 'don't work out.' We do, and we'd appreciate it if you stopped the nonsense.

3 09, 2015

The Ridiculousness of Women’s Clothing Sizes, All in One Chart

By | September 3rd, 2015|Body Image, It's All Mental|0 Comments

Some numbers that illustrate the insanity of women's clothing sizes: A size 8 dress today is nearly the equivalent of a size 16 dress in 1958. WTF?

14 08, 2015

The Photoshop Diet: The Victoria’s Secret Bikini Edition

By | August 14th, 2015|Body Image|6 Comments

Have two legs of DRASTICALLY different sizes? Have a rib airbrushed out? Never fear - you'll feel RIGHT at home with the Victoria's Secret models!

4 08, 2015

Is ‘The Whole World’ Finally More Open to a Plus-Size Angel?

By | August 4th, 2015|Body Image, Celeb Watch|0 Comments

Quote: I think the whole world is more open to plus-size [models] and I am sure at some point they will be ready for it,

9 07, 2015

What We Can All Learn From ESPN’s Annual Body Issue

By | July 9th, 2015|Body Image|1 Comment

ESPN puts together a "Body" issue where athletes pose in their birthday suits, and talk about their relationships with their bodies.

15 06, 2015

Curvy Yoga: Incredible Instructor Has Valuable Lesson to Share

By | June 15th, 2015|Body Image|7 Comments

'[...] we are trained to think that being overweight is wrong so people are going to stare at you. The only thing you can control is your reaction to that.'

2 06, 2015

How to Deal with Patronizing and Condescending People

By | June 2nd, 2015|Body Image|5 Comments

How to deal with people who are condescending to you while you're being active.

11 05, 2015

First Lady Obama’s Incredible Commencement Speech at Tuskegee University

By | May 11th, 2015|Body Image, It's All Mental|2 Comments

Quote: ...if I wanted to keep my sanity and not let others define me, there was only one thing I could do, and that was to have faith in God’s plan for me.

7 05, 2015

What We Can Learn From the Man Who Gave Himself Muscle Injections

By | May 7th, 2015|Body Image|1 Comment

A man injects himself with multiple solutions, because he wants to look like The Incredible Hulk. The rest is a story of how dangerous injection can be.