There is an amazing amount of work going on right now to promote positive body image. The goal is to show a variety of body types in order to create empathy for all bodies , improving self-esteem, health, and relationships with ourselves and others. I am not saying these campaigns are bad and should go away. I think these are bold campaigns that are playing an important role in the body image movement. However, we need to create a space where people can be proud of their bodies and not have to have their pictures taken in their birthday suits to do so. I want people to focus on what I have to say and the good deeds I do instead of focusing on what I have going on under my clothes. My body is beautiful and valuable without the world taking a peek and rating me on a scale of That is one of my goals though, and I think it is safe to say it is also one of the goals of the body image movement.
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