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 | 2017-06-10T11:29:13+00:00 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 | 2017-06-10T11:29:15+00:00 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.

17 09, 2013

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:30:11+00:00 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.

23 07, 2013

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:45+00:00 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.

14 06, 2013

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:45:04+00:00 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 | 2017-06-10T11:45:07+00:00 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.”

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