27 People Share Body Positive Content That Has Greatly Influenced How They See Themselves

    "I think she was one of the first women I saw in mainstream media that looked like me."

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to "tell us what body positive movie, TV show, or book positively impacted your relationship with your own body." Here are some of the most inspiring responses.

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    1. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

    2. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

    "Good in Bed" book cover

    3. Divine and Edith Massey in Female Trouble

    DIvine on a poster for Female Trouble

    4. More Than a Body by Lindsay and Lexie Kite

    "More than a body" book cover

    5. Rupi Kaur's poem:

    6. Callie Torres in Grey's Anatomy

    7. The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

    "The Body Is Not An Apology" book cover

    8. Real Women Have Curves

    America Ferrera shopping for dresses and store clerk tells her, "pretty dresses aren't just for skinny girls"

    9. That's So Raven

    10. Dumplin' and Puddin' by Julie Murphy

    11. The Mindy Project Season 3, Episode 21

    12. Lena Dunham on Girls

    Lena Dunham winking and giving the OK sign

    13. What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon

    "What we don't talk about when we talk about fat" book cover

    14. RuPaul's Drag Race

    15. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Woman pulling glasses down seductively

    16. Dietland by Sarai Walker

    "Dietland" book cover

    17. Shrill

    Aidy Bryant dancing at a pool and letting loose

    18. My Mad Fat Diary

    "It looks at mental health, body image, feminism, and more in a really touching way with strong writing and brilliant acting."


    19. Sailor Moon

    Sailor Moon giving a peace sign

    20. Wake Up, I'm Fat! by Camryn Manheim

    "Wake up, I'm fat!" book cover

    21. Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

    "Yolk" book cover

    22. I Feel Pretty

    23. Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Lindo Bacon

    "Health at every size" book cover

    24. Drop Dead Diva

    "The protagonist, Jane, is an actual role model of mine. She’s the whole package! Her journey to owning who she is and her growth in self-confidence always makes me feel uplifted."


    25. Rutherford Falls

    26. Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You by Sofie Hagen

    27. Jane the Virgin