Body Image

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

22 08, 2014

Quick Quote: “I Remember a Time When I, Too, Felt Unbeautiful”

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:54+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."

16 08, 2014

Thigh Gaps: Dangerous Obsession, Healthy Perspective, and Learning (and Loving) Your Hips

By | 2017-06-10T11:23:25+00:00 August 16th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Did You Know, Exercise 101|32 Comments

Demystifying the "thigh gap," and what you need to know about this disturbing new trend.

12 06, 2014

Video Vault: Singer’s Video Demonstrates How Fake Music Videos Can Truly Be

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:09+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Body Image, Video Vault|10 Comments

Watch a video editor in the process of turning a drab video into a full-glam shoot. It's The Photoshop Diet on steroids.

6 05, 2014

A Celebration of the Post-Baby Body

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:12+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Body Image|4 Comments

Saw this on TakePart, and thought it was wonderful... so I needed to share: Photographer Jade Beall never believed she lived up to traditional standards of beauty. And so when she snapped a semi-nude self-portrait of her un-retouched post-partum body, and published it on her Facebook page, she was somewhat surprised at how popular the [...]

2 05, 2014

“If They Hadn’t Told Me I Was Ugly, I Never Would Have Searched for My Beauty”

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:25+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Quick Quotes, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

"...And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn't have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn't told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn't tried to break me down, I wouldn't know that I'm unbreakable."

15 04, 2014

How to Give (and Receive) a Compliment

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:32+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image|4 Comments

"I can't tell you the number of times I've seen grown women fall into a compliment fest because neither one knew how to take a compliment, or how to deliver one, for that matter. Or - even worse - one person delivers a compliment to another simply because they're hoping the other person will respond in kind with a compliment of their own."

9 01, 2014

Video Vault: Documentary Details How Booty Injections Will Leave You in “Buttloads of Pain” (NSFW)

By | 2017-06-10T11:27:08+00:00 January 9th, 2014|Body Image|9 Comments

"Oscarina’s derrière had transformed so much that it no longer looked like it was part of a human’s body; her five-year-old daughter mistook her fluid-filled cheeks for a poopy diaper, calling it a 'full Pamper.'"

23 12, 2013

The Beauty Shop: How Does Your Job and Dating Life Affect How You Wear Your Hair?

By | 2017-06-10T11:27:17+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image|8 Comments

"Beauty is pain," but "beauty isn't sweat." Women are supposed to sit still and be pretty, like trophies, or porcelain dolls or something.

12 11, 2013

Two-Time Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Says “Stop Talking About” Her Hair

By | 2017-06-10T11:29:05+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|20 Comments

''Nothing is going to change,'' she said. ''I'm going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.''

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