“5 New Directions for the Body-Positive Movement” -Melissa A. Fabello

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Melissa A. Fabello offers 5 new points for improvement in the Body-Positive movement and discusses her reasoning. Fabello whole-heartedly supports the movement and uses this article to add ways that the movement can become more inclusive and realistic. Her critique suggests “deconstructing beauty as valuable”, focusing on being “more than just a body”, “diversifying the discussion”, working with others using “more coaching, less pushing”, and working on “prevention as well as intervention”. I agree that all of these points are absolutely necessary if the campaign is to gain ground more universally with every race, gender, body type, sexuality, and so on. The Body- Positive Movement has direct connections to every form of our media. We get our conventional ideas of beauty from media and this movement has taken hold through media. It is important that we finally use media as a tool to help body image issues instead of as a tool to fuel them.

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