Category Archives for Self-Acceptance

Electrolysis: A Mother’s Beauty Standard

When I called my mother over a crackling international phone line to tell her I was pregnant at 19, she gasped: “My god, Tiniest, you’re too young.” She was silent, then she kind of moaned. “The

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GBP Showcase: The Tilt Shifts Reality

Girl Body Pride is coming up on a birthday. To celebrate, we are taking a moment to showcase our favorite submissions from guest writers and contributions from our regular team. Do you have a favorite

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GBP Showcase: Hiding in Plain Sight

Girl Body Pride is coming up on a birthday. To celebrate, we are taking a moment to showcase our favorite submissions from guest writers and contributions from our regular team. Do you have a favorite

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Frida’s Wardrobe: A Reminder

Museo Frida Kahlo is finally able to exhibit Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe. I’m very excited about this even if I don’t get to go to it in person.  Reports this week of Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe

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Why I Love Hooker Make Over

The world of women thumbing through fashion magazines and loitering around make up counters for hundred dollar foundation and blush kits is a world that’s always been about the unattainable fantasy.

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Remembering Tony Soprano (Just the Way He Was)

His complexity made him real. And his eyes…what were we saying again?Because we ask the world to stop judging us solely on appearance and remind ourselves that we must celebrate ourselves as we are,

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GBP Showcase: A Weigh In on Shame

Girl Body Pride is coming up on a birthday. To celebrate, we are taking a moment to showcase our favorite submissions from guest writers and contributions from our regular team. Do you have a favorite

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Operation Bathing Suit

It is the email subject line that stops my heart like clockwork every year: “Pool Opens This Weekend.”Wasn’t it just New Year’s Day two minutes ago?Remember New Year’s? That day nearly half a

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Knots

In a recent email exchange with a certain family member about mental health (ok, my mental health), it didn’t take long before finding myself in familiar and somewhat frustrating territory.With

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The Body Image Alternative World

I choose a photo shop free reality.I am always happy to see women angry enough to vent their frustration out at the media portrayals of women both on the journalism side and the advertising side of things.

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