Category Archives: Body Image

What if Women’s Roles were Played by Men?

By: Maritza Gordillo I came across this article on Buzzfeed.com and it caught my attention as it described something we’re not used to seeing: reversed gender roles. As you see the video it seems pretty funny and absurd to switch … Continue reading

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Marginalized Voices in Eating Disorder Recovery

In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and UMKC’s Every Body is Beautiful Week, this is a guest blog from the  National Eating Disorders Association Blog. For more information about UMKC’s Every Body is beautiful Week events, please visit … Continue reading

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Fight the Stereotypes: Never Apologize for Who You Are

By Morgan Paul “You throw like a girl.” “Boys don’t cry.” “Be a man.” These are just a few of the phrases that are pounded into young boys’ heads, and they are great examples of how the patriarchy hurts everyone! … Continue reading

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Getting Perspective: Body Image and the Disabled

By Morgan Paul While struggling with my own weight problems I have tried to encourage others to accept their bodies as they are, but I’ve never thought much about how the disabled must feel. This short video put things in … Continue reading

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Respect Your Body: “The Earth Isn’t Flat…and Neither are Our Stomachs”

By Morgan Paul I’ve always been a bigger girl, and it’s been frustrating when I look at “plus size models” and see smooth skin and flat stomachs. I thought that the point of plus size models was to show an … Continue reading

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You are Beautiful, and so is Your Vagina

By Maritza Gordillo While browsing through Jezebel.com, I came across this interesting article titled: “Your Vagina Isn’t Too Big, Too Floppy, and Too Hairy-It’s Also Too Brown.” This article caught my attention because the title itself is demeaning towards women, … Continue reading

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We Need Feminism to Foster Positive Body Image

By Torshawna Griffin Recently, I read this article about body image; it was called Young, Feminist, and Hungry: An Insider’s Perspective on Body Image. What attracted me to the article was the fact that the author told her testimonial about … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman and Body Peace Advocate: My Close Friend, Bailey

By Morgan Paul Earlier this week I sat down with a good friend of mine to talk about body image. While I’ve been incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by a supportive peer ground, I wanted to know how they became … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman and Eating Disorder Survivor: My Friend, Jamie

By Morgan Paul As a part of the new body positivity project I am starting I plan on talking with various people who are willing to sharing their journeys and perceptions of body image. For my first article I got … Continue reading

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Demanding Equal Rights for All Bodies: Going Topless

By Morgan Paul As many of you may know, Sunday was topless day! As nice as that sounds on hot days like today, it has much more meaning than just avoiding tan lines and sweat stains; it was a nationwide … Continue reading

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