It’s no hidden fact that the conversation around black women’s health is one buzzing in communities across the nation. But what is more important than just losing weight or toning up is how we embrace different body images.
We’ve gathered together four tumblrs that we believe promote positive body images and help extend the belief of self-acceptance.
Redefining Body Image utilizes personal experiences and changing perspectives to refine the way the public thinks about body image. Using photos and personal short essays, they seek to alter the way people think about health, fat, stigma, weight discrimination, and overall wellness.
Stop Hating Your Body showcases real photos of real people. Their concept is simple: to get people to love every inch of themselves. Period. Some of their visual posts are daring, but their overall goal is to prove that everyone is beautiful — flaws and all.
Fuck Yeah Body Image uses a compilation of memes, photos, quotes, and links to help people overcome their personal physical insecurities. Through a mix of images, they dispel body myths perpetrated by the media.
From mutilated chests due to breast cancer to bodies intertwined — Natural Bods displays bold images of African-American and female beauty. “To know thyself is to love thyself,” one post reads on the site. The site is simple, but harnesses a beautifully deep message of self-awareness and acceptance.