Tag : body positivity

Women Come In All Shapes And Sizes: The ASA Was Right To Ban Breast Enlargement Ads

3 months ago / 0 comments

‘Love Island’: a guilty pleasure for most on a warm summer’s night. What you may have also been watching in the breaks was MYA’s breast enlargement TV adverts, which branded the surgery as the opportunity to feel ‘amazing’. Twenty-eight formal complaints later, the ASA has ruled the adverts ‘irresponsible and … Read More

Positive Change – How is the fashion industry promoting body positivity?

10 months ago / 0 comments

With Eating Disorder Awareness Week starting off the month, it’s only fitting to close it with a celebration of the movement that’s taking the fashion world by storm – the Body Positive Movement, encouraging people to love their bodies despite their perceived flaws, with the aim of improving self – … Read More

The importance of body positivity

12 months ago / 0 comments

The body is a constant and inevitable presence in our everyday lives. From how we decide to get dressed to what we like to eat, from the advertisements that torment us, to other people’s looks, we cannot avoid taking into consideration the body. Everything seems to affect our body and … Read More

Body positivity: the ‘perfect body’ does not exist

2 years ago / 0 comments

In this world social media presents us with models with very small frames, muscular frames, or whatever else is deemed fashionable – and we’re told this is the ‘perfect’ body. This leads to many young girls and boys becoming insecure about the way they look, potentially leading them to starve … Read More

Body neutrality: the way to body acceptance or a lack of self-love?

2 years ago / 1 comments

Body positivity has become a well-known phrase over the past few years; particularly within the eating disorder recovery community. In a nutshell, body positivity promotes unconditional self-love, and aims to soothe any racial, societal, or personal struggles with your body. As someone who has struggled with eating and body image, … Read More

The romanticisation of skinniness

2 years ago / 0 comments

Is the romanticisation of skinniness a harmless body appreciation or a dangerous ideal? Charlie discusses why we need greater body diversity in the media: We’re all guilty of it. Wishing we had Gwyneth Paltrow’s cheekbones instead of focusing 100% of our attention on Iron Man 3, re-posting photos of knee-high … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: V is for View

3 years ago / 0 comments

Whether your ideal scenery is a sunny, sandy beach, the top of a misty hill or simply the view from your bedroom window, a good view is always appreciated. Whether it’s waking up to a sunny view of Leeds, or walking up to the blue skies of the Malvern hills … Read More