In a world full of images of how we "should" look it can get difficult to tell how we DO look.
Our hope is to build a site where women can see what real women look like. What we really look like.
Most women have spent so many years looking at themselves in mirrors that we can no longer see what's really there.
With this project perhaps we will be able to more objectively see what we look like and come to some acceptance that
we are all beautiful.
My Body Gallery promotes positive self image and realistic body image by showing what real women look like.
Using a collection of photographs searchable by height, weight, pants size, shirt size and body type
(apple body type, pear body type, banana body type and hourglass body type), mybodygallery.com helps women
answer questions like "what do I look like," "what does a size 6 look like," and "do I look fat."
My Body Gallery is about unretouched pictures of real women, but provides great articles as well.
The Body Image Blog is stories submitted by women sharing their feelings about their bodies.
News and Information is full of ideas about how to dress your body type, as well as body image studies and
statistics. The only site of its kind, My Body Gallery is not about weight loss, dieting, or being judged
for your appearance. It is not about slimming clothing or cosmetics. It is an accepting community of women who
anonymously share their secrets about their bodies to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
I was born with severe scoliosis and a heart condition. I didn't grow very well when I was young. When I was 22 months old, the doctor fused my spine, and this prevented my torso from growing, but it also stopped me from getting even more crooked.
I never thought about my weight at all until I was 18. I went to live with a host family in the US and the mother wouldn't go food shopping and if she found food in the house she threw it out. I was hungry a lot and noticed my weight going down, before I returned home my weight had gone down to 98lbs.
Ever since I had my first child I've had problems with my size. Its not that I'm huge. Its just that I feel like my body isn't the same as it used to be.
Not like I have huge boobs or anything. Just that my stomach kinda looks different. And it makes me feel fat. Plus my legs make me feel fat. They are not what I want them to be. I do situps and I do leg work outs. I'm not starving my self or anything, though I did for a while after she was born. I got up to 170 pounds with my first baby. [only baby]. Now I am back to my regular weight  - . I am okay with my weight now. It's just my stomach makes me feel like I'm fat. Which I know I'm not, it's just in my head I suppose.