love your body
love your body
The vast majority of thumbs-down comments are completely agreeable.
this is a great philosophy. everyone is unique and you shouldn't change who you are just to suit others. you should appreciate yourself which is the underlying principle here. its about having a good relationship with yourself, sometimes that's the hardest one you have.
Although this website's mission to promote a "healthy body image for people of all cultures and sizes" is admirable, the associated projects/articles related to the site seem to lack the necessary complexity and sensitivity needed when addressing this subject. The site advocates "accepting a full spectrum of body sizes" but in turn offers up a "Feed the Models" game:
"Feed the Model is a three-round animated challenge that rewards players who fatten up a hungry model. So toss some food into her expanding tummy and earn points. Poppin-fresh fun for all!"
Love what you have is a great philosophy. I'm not advocating obesity, I'm advocating appreciating that we're all different and beautiful in different ways. We shouldn't just be judged on the outside, because beauty begins from within.
I'm not supporting anything that refers to itself as hip and irreverent. And if it's so big on different body shapes, why does it not in fact have any such images? One moderately attractive black woman, one thin stomach, one thin photoshopped woman. As someone who is naturally very thin regardless of eating habits, the demonisation of thin people and celebration of obese people is also not a particularly appealing tactic (feed the model game... yeah)
From the page: Thick thighs. Narrow hips. Thick lips. Thin ones. Big nose, small boobs. Flat butt, fat butt. Dark skin, light skin. You got what ya got. Can you find the courage to love it all...right now?
Am I the only one that finds it highly ironic that her bio picture is highly touched up to make her appear more 'attractive' (comparing it to her not-so-flattering picture under 'tour'). Regardless, I don't find this site at all interesting or helpful in my body image. I think accepting yourself is one thing, but ignoring your flaws (such as over-eating in excess) is certainly not part of that step.
Newsflash: changing the target of discrimination to someone you don't feel bad for doesn't make it go away. Men are told what body shape it is they're looking for sexually; "the media" is criticized for noticing beauty (an action we're all guilty of); and finally, women who weigh under 150lbs. are constantly called vain, self-obsessed, anorexic or slutty. Stop telling me I'm not "real" because I don't have a weight problem to blame entire industries or societies for.
This looks like a great site! "Rock what your mama gave ya!"
inspirational and great to see, size does not matter!
Everyone is beautiful no matter what your size!
Rock what your mama gave ya.
so true diet and exercise are the worst aspect of modern fascism
A model-feeding game? Are you kidding me? That's to make catty fat chicks feel superior. Just saying it how it is. Exercise, eat well, wash yourself, dress with care, brush your damn hair and stop obsessing. What a waste of internet space. By the way, please define a "REAL woman" for me, someone. I thought it was a human who had two X chromosomes, along with ovaries and a uterus. Or was I mistaken? Real women should have more important shit on their mind.
Love yourself today!