Body Image

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 [...]

Why Your Co-Workers Sabotage Your Weight Loss

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

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.

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

By | January 9th, 2016|Body Image|

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 [...]

Just Say No to Waist Trainers

By | November 9th, 2015|Beauty, Body Image, Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets, Standards of Black Beauty|

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

Stop Telling Me Black Women Don’t Work Out

By | September 15th, 2015|Body Image, Running, Social Construct|

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.

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

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

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?

The Photoshop Diet: The Victoria’s Secret Bikini Edition

By | August 14th, 2015|Body Image|

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!

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

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

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,

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

By | July 9th, 2015|Body Image|

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

Curvy Yoga: Incredible Instructor Has Valuable Lesson to Share

By | June 15th, 2015|Body Image|

'[...] 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.'

How to Deal with Patronizing and Condescending People

By | June 2nd, 2015|Body Image|

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

First Lady Obama’s Incredible Commencement Speech at Tuskegee University

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

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.

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

By | May 7th, 2015|Body Image|

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.

“What’s the Point of Having High Self-Esteem If You Die Early?”

By | April 30th, 2015|Body Image|

Someone asks me a stupid question, and I give a smarter answer.

When Woman Dies From Booty Injections in Salon, Salon PACKS UP AND LEAVES

By | March 31st, 2015|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|

Stop doing this. Stop your loved ones from doing this. Staple them to a seat and force them to stay there, for all I care.

It’s Time to Just Say NO to Trendy Body Parts

By | March 3rd, 2015|Beauty, Body Image|

For some of us, it's not a trend -- some of us were born this way, and calling our bodies a 'trend' is gross.

The Newscaster, The Lawyer & The Letter: Bullying In The Digital Era

By | February 17th, 2015|Body Image, Social Construct|

I'm still struggling with the fact that all of this actually happened. So, this newscaster and her husband are anchors for WKBT, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The wife, Jennifer Livingston, receives the following letter... Hi Jennifer, It's unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was [...]

Dismantling “Real Women Have Curves”

By | January 27th, 2015|Body Image|

The bottom line? Real women do not look like just one thing.