Breaking Beauty Standards

With the body positivity movement, more people are speaking out about the toxic culture of body shaming. One of these vocal people is Merced’s Aaliyah Jensen, who writes about what it’s like to grow up as a teenage girl in the current era of Instagram models, photoshopped advertisements, and tabloid body shaming. “I want to be able to look in the mirror and say that I like myself for who I am, and not that I hate myself because I don’t look like the heavily photoshopped celebrities in tabloids.” Read more at We’Ced.


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