Body Image

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

30 04, 2015

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

By | April 30th, 2015|Body Image|11 Comments

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

31 03, 2015

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

By | March 31st, 2015|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|4 Comments

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.

3 03, 2015

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

By | March 3rd, 2015|Beauty, Body Image|1 Comment

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

17 02, 2015

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

By | February 17th, 2015|Body Image, Social Construct|23 Comments

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 [...]

27 01, 2015

Dismantling “Real Women Have Curves”

By | January 27th, 2015|Body Image|16 Comments

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

16 01, 2015

This Girl Can, Campaign Promoting Fitness for All Women, Meets Criticism

By | January 16th, 2015|Beauty, Body Image, Running, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

An empowering campaign met with criticism from people who call themselves feminists? Ya don't say.

15 01, 2015

Do Women Only Want Unrealistic Imagery In Magazines?

By | January 15th, 2015|Body Image|16 Comments

"...but when someone actually posts a picture of a woman with flaws..."

12 01, 2015

Yes, Movies are “Photoshopped,” Too

By | January 12th, 2015|Body Image|8 Comments

Digital retouching studio comes clean about 'photoshopping' films to make celebs leaner, younger, more appealing. My thoughts on how it affects body image.

18 12, 2014

Woman Wanders Hollywood in a Bikini to Teach People About Body Image

By | December 18th, 2014|Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|14 Comments

Could YOU do it?

28 11, 2014

Rant: Model Arrested For Booty Injection-Related Homicide

By | November 28th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|63 Comments

Pebbelz is King/Smooth/XXL/Booty mag alumni, right? She lied, for years, about having injections...

26 11, 2014

“Black Women Are Too Fat To Have Eating Disorders!”

By | November 26th, 2014|Body Image, Debunking The Myths|40 Comments

My thoughts on "Blacks With Bulimia: Hiding In Plain Sight" from The Root.

25 11, 2014

Deaths Related to Botched Booty Work Still on the Rise

By | November 25th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image|7 Comments

Autopsy of Latina "Queen of Radio" shows she suffered from complications with implants for decades.

14 11, 2014

Victoria’s Secret Models, Runway Walking and Booty Paint

By | November 14th, 2014|Body Image|26 Comments

"People don't realize that there are about 20 layers of makeup on my butt alone."

14 11, 2014

“If You’re Fat, You Only Have Yourself to Blame”

By | November 14th, 2014|Body Image|4 Comments

"Guess what - barring liposuction and tummy tucks, most people who are fat today? They'll be fat tomorrow, and every single day until they aren't fat anymore. Get over it."

3 11, 2014

My Thoughts On The Vogue Italia “Plus-Sized” Cover, “Real Women,” and Body Snarking

By | November 3rd, 2014|Body Image, Social Construct|27 Comments

On the "real women have curves" mentality, "plus-size celebration" issues and body snarking.

3 10, 2014

Retouching, Body Image and The Photoshop Diet: When Playboy Models Aren’t Even Enough

By | October 3rd, 2014|Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|6 Comments

Not even the Playboy girls are naturally "perfect."

3 10, 2014

The Original Photoshop: Classic Pin-up Art Before and Afters

By | October 3rd, 2014|Body Image|28 Comments

Imagine my surprise when I learned that even these paintings were altered a lil' bit!

23 09, 2014

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Plastic Surgery

By | September 23rd, 2014|Beauty, Body Image|1 Comment

She ordered a chemical from Brazil, only for her body to reject it and develop "red nodules" and pus. The substance was tested and found to be low-grade GLASS.

16 09, 2014

Tempestt Bledsoe, Brandy, Tatyana Ali “Go Naked” In Skin Cancer Ad

By | September 16th, 2014|Body Image, Health and Health Care, Social Construct|18 Comments

Celebrities and well-known women "go naked" to encourage sunscreen use.

15 09, 2014

Black Women, Body Image And Our Relationship To The Life-Sized Barbie

By | September 15th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|25 Comments

What does your relationship with Barbie look like?