Body, Body Confidence, Arm Exercise, Body Image, Body Type Is the Body Positive Movement All Talk?
The morning that Curvy Barbie hit the shelves, my phone blew up.
It was January 28 of this year, and as I clicked open my inbox for the first time that day, I was greeted with a slew of doll-related emails. (In addition to writing, I also give talks on body image and confidence at universities and such.) Everyone fromGood Morning America to the CW wanted to talk about Barbie ditching her thigh gap.

Is the Body Positive Movement All Talk?

A Big Year for Bigger Bodies

Last year, 2015, was a banner year for body positivity (BP, or #bopo): Meghan Trainor sang all about her bass. Tess Holliday took up space on the cover of People magazine. Lena Dunham paraded her jiggly bits around the Girls set (and spoke out against Photoshop), "IDGAF" seemingly tattooed on her belly. Non-model moms who allowed themselves to be photographed in bathing suits, stretch marks and all, were hailed as brave soldiers in the war against low self-esteem.
Is the Body Positive Movement All Talk?
Eating disorders and troubling body image distortions remain high. For the first time on record, we spent more than $13.5 billion a single calendar year on aesthetic procedures (boob jobs, Botox, etc), per the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Thousands of people still Google things like "how to get skinny," "how to get skinny fast," and "perfect body" on a monthly basis. And apps, like SkineePix, help hundreds of thousands of users up their selfie game with the ability to make themselves look more like Kendall Jenner and less like, well, Lena Dunham.
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Ghulam Haider is a Pakistani Professional Blogger, Online Entrepreneur, Internet Celebrity, YouTuber and Social Media Activist.

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