While GH also publishes weight loss content and endeavors to do so in a responsible, science-backed way, we think it’s important to present a broad perspective that allows for a fuller understanding of the complex thinking about health and body weight. Some believe that any desire to lose weight is inherently body-negative. These people and activists are experts in their field, and they make valid points that weight loss is often rooted in diet culture and body shaming. And they’re right—many weight loss journeys are based on deprivation and punishment to achieve an unrealistic ideal.
Is body positivity a clarion call to body confidence, a way of repairing all comers’ damaged body image, regardless of their size? Is it a social justice movement, designed to organize to end body-based oppression? Or has it gone too far, tipping into what comedian Bill Maher calls “fit-shaming”?
Then porn malay in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her – and her hair – happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair – and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere. Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies.
“Tiktok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suit,” she wrote. Body neutrality arose out of a reaction to the body positivity movement. Body positivity, though embracing and accepting all bodies, still centers appearance and what bodies look like as important characteristics of a human. Some people are able to simultaneously reject societal notions of valuing particular bodies and still don’t want to celebrate certain parts of their body. Since we are engaging in intersectionality research, and to be consistent with calls for critical reflexivity when doing intersectionality we feel it is important to delve into some of our own positionality to the topic. We have varying degrees of relationship to non-normative embodiment and take a critical feminist orientation within the study of leisure, recreation, kinesiology, and social psychology.
ACT-, DBT-, or CBT-informed programs that primarily target body image, eating disorder prevention, or self-compassion have been found to improve body dissatisfaction or self-compassion . Studies of generalized programs (i.e., not specifically targeted for body image or self-compassion, but with some psychological component) have shown improvements in psychological well-being as well as body image . However, the question still remains whether improvements in body positivity and self-compassion occur on generalized weight management programs informed by ACT, DBT, or CBT. TaskBody PositivityBody NeutralityAffirmationsEngage in body positive affirmations.