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The Body Issue 2018

Yami Msosa, anti-violence educator and activist

Samuel Engelking

Lots of strong opinions from readers on the meaning of nudity in our Love Your Body Issue; plus, what real news used to look like more

Letters To The Editor

"The most offensive thing would be for someone to assume I’m a cis man. I want people to see my chest and know I’m not." more

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Danika Lorèn: opera singer

Samuel Engelking

"When puberty came, suddenly I had a very womanly body, and I didn’t know how to deal with that. It’s taken me years to feel like the woman I’m displaying to the world." more

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"My hair plays a big role in my Chinese identity. It’s thick, wiry and dark, much like my mother’s. I feel like my hair pushes against my whiteness." more

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Devon O'Reilly: musician in Eyes Violet

Samuel Engelking

"Every time I had a panic attack, cutting was a daily thing. Some scars have healed and are barely noticeable, but there are ones that will be there forever." more

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Yami Msosa, anti-violence educator and activist

Samuel Engelking

"Being honest with the trauma we’ve experienced is particularly hard for Black women, and it doesn’t really allow us to take care of ourselves." more

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"When i looked in the mirror any tiny flaw was all I could see. I tied up a lot of my self-worth in that instead of thinking of myself as a divine creature." more

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"People need to know that breast cancer doesn’t only happen to women or older people." more

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"As a survivor of sexual assault – that’s very much tied into my art practice – every time I draw my body I’m reclaiming it." more

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"We’re born naked, and that’s how we’ll die, too. Why not celebrate it in between?" more

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"So many people don’t like the things that make them stand out, but I think we really need to embrace those differences and make them sparkle." more

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What does it mean to “love your body” in 2018? Surely it’s more than just celebrating curves, stretch marks and body hair more

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