body acceptance

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Ravishly’s Official Position On The Conversation Around Body Image And Body Positivity 

We are always evolving and learning because we believe that’s the best way to live. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.8.17   |   SHARE
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The hardest part of the charade is acting unphased when faced with shaming.

The Key To Confidence Is Being A Big, Fat Liar

On being a big fat liar...Sometimes "being yourself" just doesn't cut it. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   07.25.17   |   SHARE
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Being naked feels so good that I half expect it to show up as the latest Gwenyth Paltrow-backed panacea on Goop.

Whenever I Hate My Body, I Get Naked

Some days I feel like a Botticelli, some days I feel like a sexy, dumpy baby. Even when I am naked, my frame of reference is limited. I have not seen Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   07.3.17   |   SHARE
Your body is beautiful now, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and all. Walk with it, love it as you go, and honor it every step of the way. (Photo by Ashlee Dean Wells, 4th Trimester Bodies Project)

Your Body Is As Beautiful Today As It's Ever Been

So, women, I’m talking to you — give yourself permission to love every inch of you. Honor your body, and meet it where it is. To those of you who’ve Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   06.9.17   |   SHARE
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Sometimes it’s refreshing and vital to remember that our bodies have other roles. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

Getting In Touch With My Body Through Mermaid Lessons

When we heard that mermaid classes were coming to our local pool, we knew we had to try it out. Read...
Fiona Tapp    |   05.9.17   |   SHARE
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Do I want to spend the next half of my life battling a new set of reasons why my body is wrong?

Can You Ever Get Over Your Body Being Too Much?

Over the almost 40 years that I’ve been on this planet, I’ve absorbed the message — whether it’s about my hair, pale skin, or the size of particular Read...
Dawn Clancy    |   04.27.17   |   SHARE
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Image courtesy of the author.

Failure And Body Shame On A Guatemalan Volcano

My breathing hastened and my crying intensified. The elevation wasn’t doing me any favors. All I knew was that it was pitch black on a lava field in Read...
Caroline Eubanks    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
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Other cultures provide more opportunities to see a variety of bodies in the nude.

Your Lack Of Nudity Is Hurting Us All

I want more nudist-friendly spaces. I’m not saying it’s the answer to all of our problems, but I think it could help. I, like many Read...
Allison Yates    |   04.12.17   |   SHARE
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