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Discussions of body image cover body positivity, body shaming, eating disorders, and food and diet trends emerging on social media.

After 55 years, Barbie gets a body-positive makeover
The times are changing, and so is Barbie.
Ignored by the wedding industry, plus-size brides inspire each other online
'Having a full range of wedding attire available to fat people should not be an issue, but it is.'
Why a trip to Forever 21 was ‘horrifying’ for one plus-size blogger
The chain apologized for her disappointing experience.
WooPlus is Tinder for big, beautiful women
Swipe right on body positivity.
Why 2015 was a good year for body positivity
It might not have been perfect, but there's a lot to celebrate.
How an androgynous model is challenging Victoria’s Secret’s beauty standards
'Things are going to change, which means Victoria's Secret should change, too.'
Woman on the London Tube handed disturbing, fat-shaming note
A group called Overweight Haters Ltd is supposedly responsible.
Model loses thousands of Instagram followers for posting honest photos
Stina Sanders got honest about the less glamorous side of life.
Meet the first plus-size winner of ‘Project Runway’
Ashley Nell Tipton made show history with her winning collection.
‘Texts From Your Existentialist’ is the perfect solution to your Instagram ennui
Texts From Your Existentialist invites you to wallow.
Model Gigi Hadid takes down body-shaming haters
The model is not going down without a fight.
What happened when a weight loss clinic messed with the wrong body-positive vlogger
So Meghan Tonjes called up the clinic to confront them.
Don’t worry, we don’t understand #thighbrows either
Color us confused about this hashtag.
Why this teen with a chronic illness is our bikini inspiration
Sometimes you can rely on the kindness of strangers.
Add poor body image to the list of issues you can blame on Facebook
It's doesn't only sap your time—it also saps your confidence.
Plus-size menswear bloggers are fashionable, fly, and frustrated
How do you fit a size 42 man into a much smaller world?