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What Does it Mean to Be BoPo?

What Does it Mean to be Bopo?

What is Bopo?   Bopo is defined as being body positive. It reminds us to focus on the amazing things our body does for us and not on its aesthetic. Being bopo shows your support of the body positive movement and what it stands for.     Body positivity supports ...

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I Hate My Body Shape

I Hate My Body Shape

Typing the words, ‘I hate my body shape,’ into Google garners over 31,000,000 results. That’s more than 31,000,000 results perpetuating negativity toward our bodies. Where are all the creators of these results coming from? With so many unique body shapes, it’s a wonder how so many people all reached the ...

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The Body Positive Movement – The Big Picture

The Body Positive Movement

I remember almost exactly when I was introduced to the body positive movement. I had come across an image that was going viral, before I even know what ‘going viral’ meant. It was from the September, 2009 issue of Glamour magazine. Then-20-year-old model, Lizzie Miller was published on the 194th page ...

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Sara Geurts’ Battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Sara Geurts' Battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Sara Geurts is a 25-year-old Minnesota woman living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS.) According to Genetics Home Reference, “Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of disorders that affect the connective tissues that support the skin, bones, blood vessels, and many other organs and tissues…Many people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have soft, velvety skin ...

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A Social Worker and Her Road to Recovery

A Social Worker and Her Road to Recovery

My name is Mary Kate and this is my story of struggle and recovery. I am a social worker in New Orleans, Louisiana. I’m originally from Miami , Florida, but moved to New Orleans when I graduated college. As a social worker, I work with adolescents and young adults struggling ...

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