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Body Positivity Week

Body Positivity Week

"Your 'nappy' hair and dark skin are not negatives, and in time you will feel like a goddess because of them."

Four regular guys re-create famous photos of male celebrities and are photoshopped with their ideal body types.

Psssst — they're not all athletic ones, either.

*Chugs gallon of water, slams it on table* ANOTHER.

Literally any, and every, woman.

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to keep her head from imploding.

People reveal the books, shows, blogs, and more that helped them learn to love themselves.

Because it's so much more than how long it takes you to run a mile.

"Everyone is flawed; some of us just have more visible scarring to show for it."

About a decade ago, a doctor told me I had a 50-50 chance of dying from ovarian cancer. Here's what I remember from the year when I lived, instead.

Not all trans and gender-nonconforming people feel “trapped” in the bodies they were born into. So why is that still the dominant way to think about trans experience and identity? Maybe it doesn't have to be.

Never judge a book by its cover.

It's a vagina, not a cocktail.

FYI, this is not a post where I’m going to tell you to keep a ~handful of almonds~ on you at all times.

Because peach is not nude for ~everyone~.

When was the last time you paused to appreciate your nose?

Six Latino artists tell BuzzFeed Español what inspires them, and what goes into the process of creating plus-sized art.

Kam Franklin of The Suffers breaks plus-size fashion "rules" in striped, sleeveless, and (gasp!) sheer looks.

"Dancing lets me be free."

"Não quero a pena de ninguém, só quero que me respeitem como respeitam as outras pessoas"

"Você pode pensar o que quiser, mas isso não mudará o que eu farei".

Amor é amor, não importa que tipo de equipamento eu esteja levando comigo.

LeeAnn Hewitt equilibra levantamento de peso, escola, trabalho voluntário, e tudo com muita dedicação.

Isso é totalmente possível.

"Itty Bitty Tit"— NO.

Pussy power. ✊

I can’t go back in time to help the boy I was be kinder to himself. But I can work to be at peace with the body I live in now.

"Having an extreme physical characteristic is useful — the way people react to it tells you a lot about them in an instant."

I’ve wondered if having eyelids that both held a double fold would make me happier, or at least less of a target. But my race, and myself, can never be defined by one little crease.

Because it's about so much more than just covering dark circles when you're tired.

I spent three days cooking lamb chops, eating custard, and exercising my bust in a quest for turn-of-the-century perfection. And I learned that while some things change (a lot), other things never do.

From beating cancer to saving someone else's life to nailing that solo against all odds, people talk about the awe-inspiring things their bodies have achieved. Warning: Includes detailed discussions about eating disorders, self-harm, rape, kidnapping, and abusive relationships.

"It's a unique and wonderful experience and every woman should be proud of being able to bring life into this world."

'Cause confidence looks good on you.

Finding love is hard. It's even harder when you've got a limp, a cane, and – according to arranged marriage labels – a "defect".

"You didn't like this underwear, right?"

It's not just another way of saying low self-esteem.

Other than the fact that they literally bring us LIFE.

"I'm happy because I've learned to love myself."

Our fear of fat keeps us docile and controllable. But what could we do if we stopped being afraid?

Because let's face it: Your best friend is always the fiercest woman in the room.

Joining the wrestling team in high school built my confidence, especially as an Asian-American man. But it also left me with questions about who I wanted to be.

Grab your girls...and your PayPal password.

Your insecurities are jerks. Kick 'em to the curb.

It didn't go smoothly...

Hint: You're not the actual problem. Not at all.

"Because in case you haven't noticed, people come in all shapes and sizes and they're all beautiful. Put that in your magazine."

Boobs and butts and eyes, OH MY!

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