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The Body Image Project

May 8, 2012

I don’t know if you’ve come across The Body Image Project before, if you have, I’m pretty sure you would love to be reminded about it again 🙂

You will be inspired, you might even get emotional, and hopefully you will share too.

I think part of learning to love yourself is confronting everything that has made you feel that way, whether it’s your favorite fashion magazine, a TV show, or even if it’s your parents or a best friend, etc. You have to acknowledge it and realize that whatever they or the rest of the world is saying doesn’t necessarily have to be right and you don’t have to accept their definitions and standards.

You know I could write essays about this but I won’t. You know my story, I’m more interested in hearing yours. A blog post perhaps on how you’re dealing or dealt with your own issues?

Lots of love and strength,

weesha

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Comments

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  • I watched them all, then I watched some more 🙂 xo

  • Honeysuckelle

     I love this body image project. I watched a few and they were all inspiring. It made me feel a little emotional because I feel so hard on myself all the time and I wish I could accept myself a little more. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    <3Honeysuckelle

  • Weesha, I was not familiar with the Body Image Project but I'm so glad to have made its acquaintance through you! What a wonderful way to motivate women to accept themselves and love their bodies! I admit to becoming quite emotional as I heard some of the testimonies of these brave, courageous, and beautiful women. They are to be admired, for sure. Here is a link to the blog post I wrote in an effort to encourage positive body image:  http://gypsyroxylee.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/whos-ready-to-stop-the-insanity/ I hope you'll check it out if you have time. You'll also find other readers have posted links to blog posts they've written in the effort to stop the insanity. Thank you! 🙂

  • this is great, thanks for sharing it! I have written many a blog posts about this issue, and im always so happy to see other blogers write about it because it is just so important to give the message of self acceptance, there is still so much hate out there and it needs to stop. so thanks for this! 

    xo
    Anita 

  • lovelovefashion

    this is a great post, i think self-esteem and positive body image should be taught in school, its empowering to realise that you are perfect just as you are and this should start as soon as possible, we all know its not an easy journey but with the right support (and i do love my blogs!) its achievable – to wake up not consumed with self-hatred but a positive approach should be our right x

  • SOLACE

    Can I just say I am hating on the world for hating on Aishwarya Rai right now? She's a happy mommy and everyone's giving her shit for not losing the baby weight. Give the lady a break, she spent over 19 years being what everyone wanted her to be; let her live her life as a happy mommy!
    Thanks for sharing this, it made me super happy x

  • I am also not familiar with the Body Image Project. I always find it interesting to watch these kinds of videos because I always think, "but they are such beautiful people". It just goes to show that no one is above having body image issues.

    I guess I have always been self conscious of my by body since I was about six years old (perhaps a bit younger). I was running around the house in my panties in the summer and a neighbor came over. The first thing out of her mouth was, "I see your boobies!" And then her and my mother laughing (my relationship with my mother is a whole other story) I was mortified and I guess I have been insecure about exposure ever since. Of course there were many incidents after that that have stuck with me but that is the first I remember.

    I don't think confronting these types of issues is enough. Lord knows I have looked upon them objectively for years but they still sting and affect. I think what helps us most is seeing honest reflections from other women of all shapes and sizes and ethnicity and backgrounds — we are not alone in the way we feel.

  • I watched them all, then I watched some more 🙂 xo

  • Honeysuckelle

     I love this body image project. I watched a few and they were all inspiring. It made me feel a little emotional because I feel so hard on myself all the time and I wish I could accept myself a little more. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    <3Honeysuckelle

  • Weesha, I was not familiar with the Body Image Project but I’m so glad to have made its acquaintance through you! What a wonderful way to motivate women to accept themselves and love their bodies! I admit to becoming quite emotional as I heard some of the testimonies of these brave, courageous, and beautiful women. They are to be admired, for sure. Here is a link to the blog post I wrote in an effort to encourage positive body image:  http://gypsyroxylee.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/whos-ready-to-stop-the-insanity/ I hope you’ll check it out if you have time. You’ll also find other readers have posted links to blog posts they’ve written in the effort to stop the insanity. Thank you! 🙂

  • I am also not familiar with the Body Image Project. I always find it interesting to watch these kinds of videos because I always think, “but they are such beautiful people”. It just goes to show that no one is above having body image issues.

    I guess I have always been self conscious of my by body since I was about six years old (perhaps a bit younger). I was running around the house in my panties in the summer and a neighbor came over. The first thing out of her mouth was, “I see your boobies!” And then her and my mother laughing (my relationship with my mother is a whole other story) I was mortified and I guess I have been insecure about exposure ever since. Of course there were many incidents after that that have stuck with me but that is the first I remember.

    I don’t think confronting these types of issues is enough. Lord knows I have looked upon them objectively for years but they still sting and affect. I think what helps us most is seeing honest reflections from other women of all shapes and sizes and ethnicity and backgrounds — we are not alone in the way we feel.

  • this is great, thanks for sharing it! I have written many a blog posts about this issue, and im always so happy to see other blogers write about it because it is just so important to give the message of self acceptance, there is still so much hate out there and it needs to stop. so thanks for this! 

    xo
    Anita 

  • lovelovefashion

    this is a great post, i think self-esteem and positive body image should be taught in school, its empowering to realise that you are perfect just as you are and this should start as soon as possible, we all know its not an easy journey but with the right support (and i do love my blogs!) its achievable – to wake up not consumed with self-hatred but a positive approach should be our right x

  • SOLACE

    Can I just say I am hating on the world for hating on Aishwarya Rai right now? She’s a happy mommy and everyone’s giving her shit for not losing the baby weight. Give the lady a break, she spent over 19 years being what everyone wanted her to be; let her live her life as a happy mommy!
    Thanks for sharing this, it made me super happy x