My Body Stories
Being Kind To My Body
My weight has fluctuated between 125lbs. and 200lbs. over the last four years. I had an eating disorder (NOS), which took a long time to overcome. Right now, I am at a happy and healthy 5'7 and 174lbs. I have finally learned how to take care of myself! It's very exciting to finally be at a place where I can (usually) feel at home in my body. There is hope for those of us with EDs, and although I sometimes want to restrict, I've learned that being kind to my body is one of the best services I can do to myself.
I currently wear a size M shirt and 10 in pants, and I have an hourglass figure.
A New Definition of Confidence
Every day of high school I weighed 246 lbs. & today I weigh exactly the same. When I look at these pictures I can’t help but notice that there is a remarkable difference between these two versions of me. It is as noticeable, to me anyway, as the difference in the colors of my hair. Want to know what the difference is? C-o-n-f-i-d-e-n-c-e. Confidence in knowing who I am. Confidence in my abilities as a woman. Confidence in knowing that I am beautiful by MY standards not someone else’s.
MBG, A Woman Owned and Operated Start–Up
In 2010, Odessa Cozzolino had a vision—what if women could band together to produce a crowd-sourced database of images of female bodies unmanipulated by media forces? She wondered: would it be possible to create a safe, online space where women could browse pictures that their peers took of themselves to gain an empowering assessment of the wide variety of bodies out there in the world?
Body Positive Inspirational Memes
At MyBodyGallery, we sometimes get fabulous images uploaded by our community members. These often lend themselves to being paired with inspirational statements. Here's a roundup of some of the ones we've created over the past year. Be inspired to search through our gallery or contribute to our amazing crowdsourced database of images of what real women look like.