Body Image

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

1 11, 2013

Why “Inner Beauty” Isn’t Enough

By | November 1st, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|10 Comments

"You know it wasn’t the typical what you see on magazines. You know just having far apart eyes and having different features, you know, high cheek bones and different things you kinda have to grow into. I definitely struggled with that."

28 10, 2013

In Defense of “Beautiful,” and a 7-Year-Old’s Future Afro

By | October 28th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|26 Comments

You don't think EVERYONE can be beautiful? Here's all the reasons why I disagree.

24 10, 2013

Young Black Boys vs Young Black Girls

By | October 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct|28 Comments

A comparative look at the experiences of black boys in school vs. black girls, and how it affects black women.

14 10, 2013

The Truth About Transformation Photos

By | October 14th, 2013|Body Image, Conscious Consumerism|8 Comments

The anatomy of a super-fake weight loss transformation photo.

7 10, 2013

Retouching, Body Image and The Photoshop Diet

By | October 7th, 2013|Body Image|36 Comments

An in-depth look at airbrushed and retouched photos.

7 10, 2013

“It’s Never Easy to Accept That Our Bodies are Fallible and Flawed”

By | October 7th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|2 Comments

On developing self-love, and giving other people the space to do the same.

24 09, 2013

Looks Like Minnie Mouse Has Lost Weight… Or Something

By | September 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|10 Comments

...because we really needed to see Daisy Duck in Dolce & Gabbana.

17 09, 2013

O Magazine Answers: How Different Is Barbie From The Average Woman?

By | September 17th, 2013|Body Image|14 Comments

On unrealistic imagery and making sure we talk about it with our youngsters.

17 09, 2013

Sound Off: “A Size 0 is Nothing to Be Proud Of For a Black Woman”

By | September 17th, 2013|Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|29 Comments

Share your thoughts below on the following: Either way a size 0 is nothing to be proud of if you are a black woman, god just did not design our body to naturally be a size 0.

15 08, 2013

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, & Weight Gain: Facing Facts

By | August 15th, 2013|Body Image, My Journey, Social Construct|83 Comments

Do sexual harassment and sexual assault play a large role in our emotional eating and weight problem?

29 07, 2013

The Makers Of Photoshop Decry “The Photoshop Diet”

By | July 29th, 2013|Body Image|5 Comments

"...women preferred ads showing thin models and said they were more likely to buy those products..."

23 07, 2013

Teen Girls, Weight Loss Surgery, Body Image and Class Distinctions

By | July 23rd, 2013|Body Image, Health and Health Care, Health News|13 Comments

A story of a teen girl who received multiple weight loss surgeries, and a reported rise in the practice.

20 06, 2013

A Follow Up To Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault & Weight Gain: Facing Insensitivity

By | June 20th, 2013|Body Image, The Op-Eds|57 Comments

'You let your ass get fat over this stupid stuff, and now you can't get a man!'

20 06, 2013

Why Aren’t Feminists Allowed To Lose Weight?

By | June 20th, 2013|Body Image, Social Construct|32 Comments

Are feminists not supposed to want to lose weight?

17 06, 2013

Another Woman Dies From Botched Booty Injections

By | June 17th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|6 Comments

What is it that can be gained from having a big booty....that would make you risk leaving your two children motherless?

14 06, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Reasons To Stop Looking at Magazine Models For Fitness Inspiration

By | June 14th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Friday 5, Standards of Black Beauty|10 Comments

Five reasons why I'ma need y'all to lay off the magazine inspiration stuff.

8 06, 2013

The Onion’s Satirical “Anorexic Woman” Post Rings Truer Than Expected

By | June 8th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|24 Comments

“The curves of her rib cage, the stunning watery eyes, the patch of shiny scalp peeking through her brittle, thinning hair—she’s basically got the whole package.”

22 04, 2013

“Fair Skin Covers One Hundred Faults”

By | April 22nd, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|18 Comments

"My ideal is, of course, to have even, white, luminous and smooth silk, like the egg white of a boiled egg," she replied.

8 04, 2013

Want To Lose 20lbs In Two Hours? Read This!

By | April 8th, 2013|Body Image|16 Comments

Photos like these often accompany unrealistic weight-loss claims... And like the claims, the before and after photos themselves can’t be trusted.

19 03, 2013

Shot Girls: Read An Excerpt From A Video Vixen’s Book About Booty Injections

By | March 19th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|61 Comments

"When the third injection was finished... he used superglue to seal the poke hole that was made by the needle."