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Body Issue 2015

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Tanja-Tiziana

More inspiration to love yourself in 2015 more

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Amanda Scriver and Yuli Scheidt

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"There was so much shame attached to food for me. So unabashedly eating food, taking pictures of us doing it, being in public and eating all of these things that were taboo - the logical extension of that is feminism." - Yuli Scheidt more

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Tika Simone

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"This year I decided to shave my hair off completely. It was really liberating because I'd been wearing weaves for so long that I forgot what my face looked like." more

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Bruce Dow

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"It was interesting how that outraged audience member felt the only acceptable onstage nudity was from someone who fits the Abercrombie & Fitch/Victoria's Secret body type. I thought, 'You totally missed the point of why I was doing it.'" more

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Julio Reyes

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"Sometimes I get skinny shamed, and people regularly assume things about me based on my size that aren't true - that I partake of illegal substances or have some sort of eating disorder." more

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Matt Mernagh

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"Chronic pain has me measuring my suffering on a scale of one to 10 every day. Without marijuana, I wouldn't be able to ride a bike, walk or have the courage to be photographed sans clothing." more

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Carey Gray

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"Transitioning is not easy. Though the hormones are great - I started growing more hair, my body was changing and the estrogen fat was starting to disappear - I was also going through a second puberty. more

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Annanda DeSilva

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"I now revel in the ways that my body is abundant. That came from lovers saying, 'I Love your belly, I love the squishiness of your arms.'" more

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Ryan Tyler Thomas

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"If you want to make every man in the world understand how women feel, send him an email asking him to pose naked for a magazine. As soon as I said yes, I was hyper-aware of everything someone could judge me for." more

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Andrew Morrison-Gurza

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"I love that it's curved. I love that my body's scarred. I love that it's seated in a chair, that my hands are spastic and that it puts me in a unique position to share my experience. It's one of a kind." more

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Olunike Adeliyi, Diane D'Aquila and Monica Dottor

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"My favourite parts of my body are my scars - they're like badges of honour. I've gone through the wars and I've survived in style." - Diane D'Aquila more

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Amanda Scriver and Yuli Scheidt

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Thirteen brave Torontonians strip down and tell all about their journeys toward self-love. Find inspiration in their images and stories to jettison society's toxic values and embrace the beautiful you. more

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