A recent study found that 95% of non-eating disordered women overestimate the size of their hips by 16% and their waists by 25%, yet the same women were able to correctly estimate the width of a box.
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. The My Body Gallery project's goal is to help women objectively see what we look like, break the pact of silence around "weight" and come to some acceptance that we are all beautiful.
The response from all corners has been overwhelmingly positive. The Eating Disorder community hails it as "a powerful healing tool". The Pro-Body community says "MyBodyGallery.com is spreading the truth" and users of the website have said "I just wanted to give kudos to you for this website. I have long thought to myself that SOMEONE needs to give women a utility to SEE what they look like." and "I feel far more comfortable about myself now that I have taken a look at some women that are near my size on your website. 'Hey, that's not so bad!'. Now I can stop bothering my husband and just learn to appreciate what I have."
Help Us! The My Body Gallery project needs real women! We are just starting out and need your help to develop the project and build a collection of photos that will help more women see themselves more clearly. Upload a picture of your full body in any pose. Our photo submission process allows you to block out part of the image to protect your identity, if you wish.
The My Body Gallery project needs real Women! We need your help to develop the project and build a collection of photos that will help more women see themselves more clearly. Upload a picture of your full body. Our photo submission process also allows you to block out part of the image to protect your identity, if you wish. Please note that you must be 18 to upload a photo.