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Body Image



Adios Barbie!

A fun and accessible site for every body! Includes info on being a body outlaw, "barbiology", and even more great recourses


About Face

About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. We do this through our three programs: Education Into Action media-literacy workshops; Take Action, which enables girls and women to develop and execute their own actions; and About-Face.org, our web site. Our ultimate goal, the About-Face vision, is to imbue girls and women with the power to free themselves from the burden of body-image problems so they will be capable of fulfilling their varied and wondrous potentials.


TeensHealth Site for Body Image and Self Esteem

Includes information on physical, psychological, and sexual health. Information available en espanol.


Body Positive

Website entirely dedicated to helping women achieve body positivity. Includes links for forums, respectful medical care, fitness at any body size, and size acceptance.


Our Bodies Our Selves Health Resource Center

Covers issues like menopause, breast implants, and cosmetic surgery.


National eating Disorder Association

Provides comprehensive information about the causes of eating disorders, specific and detailed information about anorexia nervosa and bulimia for both women and men.


Something Fishy

Includes information on recovery from an eating disorder, signs and factors associated with eating disorders, and cultural issues.


20 Ways to Love Your Body

Dr. Margo Maine PhD created a list giving everyone different tips to Love Your Body. This is great to give to everyone you know. Some ideas include ways to appreciate your body, how to take care of it and more!


Love Your Body Day (NOW)

National Organization of Women has put on a campaign to empower women to love their bodies. Each year there is a poster created by a contestant that sends an important message, about loving your body. In this site you will fins information about fighting the typical standard of beauty, there are things you can do with people around you are as an individual.


Body Image: Loving Your Body Inside and Out

The U.S. Department of Health & Human services has put together a site with all kinds of information. This site is great because it explains that Media has an unrealistic view on body image, and it promotes loving yourself. This site has information geared towards specific groups of people, for example this site has a section dedicated for parents and what they can do for their children. This site has great information for everyone!


Body Positive
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Body positive is a site that focuses on positive body image. They have all kinds of information. Body positive encourages women and mothers to have and pass on a positive view on body image. Body Positive also has ways to get involved about spreading this important message.


Operation Beautiful

The goal of the Operation Beautiful website is to end negative self-talk or “Fat Talk.”  If this little blog only does one productive thing, I hope it helps readers realize how truly toxic negative self-talk is  — it hurts you emotionally, spiritually, and physically.


Gender Ads.com

Gender Ads.com was begun a number of years ago to provide gender studies educators and students with a resource for analyzing the advertising images that relate to gender. Its founder, Dr. Scott A. Lukas, had produced a PowerPoint that focused on gender and advertising, and because students had requested copies of the presentation, he decided to produce a website to host the images and interpretations. Since the PowerPoint was produced with 100 images, the website has grown to over 2,500 advertising images, and it is one of the largest collections of gender-related advertising materials on the Internet.

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