Bodies come in all sizes

Great article about body image. It reinforces the point that everybody has the right to happiness and beauty comes in many different sizes.

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“Real women come in all shapes and sizes,” model and author Renn told Amanda de Cadenet on The Conversation. “I think the most important thing for me is to love myself no matter what size I am.”

But this self-love is not just about individuals feeling good about themselves, Renn has noted. It’s crucial to the much bigger project of women’s progress overall.

“There are so many people out there who could change the world, but they’re consumed with self-hatred,” Renn told the Independent. “Women have come so far,” she added, “but not as far as we could yet go, because our vanity worries take up most of our time mentally and it’s holding us back. If we throw away the idea of obsessing about calories, imagine how much your mind is freed up. I certainly found that to be the case.”

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