Beauty standards

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Instagram, Influencers & Healthy Body Image: the impact of social media on body image

Instagram, Influencers & Healthy Body Image

Too late in my life, I realised that there are many different forms of eating disorders. I never labelled myself as being bulimic or anorexic and could therefore convince myself that nothing was wrong. But, in hindsight, the way I was treating my body was not healthy.

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat by Chante Moos for Girls' Globe

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat

For the first time in history, all of the major beauty pageant titles are held by black women. For the first time ever, young black and brown girls can see themselves represented in a space that had previously excluded them.

The women winning these pageants are being praised for embracing features that have not always been considered ‘beautiful’. During her final statement at Miss Universe 2019, South Africa’s very own Zozibini Tunzi said:

“I grew up in a world where someone who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think it’s time that it stops.”

The First Step to Body Positivity

My name is Sofia, I am a 24-year-old lawyer and an active fashion blogger. While I may appear a strong and confident woman in my posts, I am the opposite. I have lived with a fear of gaining weight or looking ‘fat’ for almost 10 years now.

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