It may be cliché by now to mention how unrealistic our culture’s standards for thinness have become – we’re all aware of skinny models who don’t represent what “real” women actually look like. Yet messages to be thin are often so insidious that you may not even realize how vulnerable you are to believing them. It takes a conscious effort to really think about what you’re hearing, and to decide if these messages are helpful to you. We’d like to share an example of a woman who is working hard to be more accepting of her body, and who was thrown for a loop by a comment from her colleague.
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