Here, you’ll find all BGG2WL posts related to the development and improvement of body image among girls and women.
"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."
Demystifying the "thigh gap," and what you need to know about this disturbing new trend.
All that glitters ain't gold, y'all.
How a woman went from fitspo photo to celebrity overnight.
Watch a video editor in the process of turning a drab video into a full-glam shoot. It's The Photoshop Diet on steroids.
Today, you will look at this botched photoshop job...and laugh. Heartily.
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 [...]
"‘Maybe your grades will get you somewhere one day, because your looks sure won’t.’ That was probably the best motivation I could have had.”
"...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."
"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."
Ten...or fourteen...reasons why the BMI is absolute trash.
Do you believe that photoshopping a photo either adds to it or diminishes its appeal?
Stories of booty injections gone horribly wrong.
"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.'"
"Beauty is pain," but "beauty isn't sweat." Women are supposed to sit still and be pretty, like trophies, or porcelain dolls or something.
A more in-depth discussion of Beyonce's newest videos, "Pretty Hurts."
''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.''
"“I always say, I don’t look like the picture . . . If you put me in bad light with no hair and makeup, it’s not good..."