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

#ThinnerBeauty boards Photoshop plus-size women into skinnier versions of themselves
It all started with something called Project Harpoon.
What the obsession with Jennifer Lopez’s birthday dress says about us
The problem isn’t what Lopez wore. It's how we’re talking about it.
Creator and star of new webseries ‘Working Title’ explain why body positivity matters
It's time we all took a look at how we see plus-size leading ladies.
The real cost of body shaming Serena Williams on social media
It's time she gets the respect—and compensation—that she deserves.
Plus-size gals call out Oprah’s magazine for fat-shaming with #RockTheCrop selfies
Oprah's 'O' magazine has a surprisingly negative view on the subject.
Women are putting coins on their collarbones to show off how thin they are
You might be sickly and frail, but hey—at least you no long need a change purse.
I wore short shorts on Instagram for a week to feel better about my own body
I'm a man who wears short shorts to feel better about myself and my own body. Unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn't feel the same way.
Fashion designer has a great explanation for banning body-shaming terms on her site
She wants to emphasize staying fit and healthy instead of being thin and skinny.
Model Ashley Graham calls to abandon the ‘plus-size’ label in inspirational TED Talk
'The fashion industry might persist to label me as plus-sized, but I like to think of it as my-sized.'
Did this yoga magazine just advocate for bulimia?
The editor says they would never "promote any eating disorders."
Check out these exclusive photos of this plus-size lingerie modeling contest winner
Sophia was the winner of Curvy Kate's Star in a Bra contest. Now she's becoming a real model.
No one is happy about these ‘beach body’ protein-powder ads
A Change.org petition to have the ad removed has gotten thousands of signatures. But the company isn't backing down.
Model Chrissy Teigen gets real about stretch marks on Instagram
Stretch marks are perfectly normal. Chrissy Teigen wanted to prove it.