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"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

Jan 3, 2018 4:33 PM Love Your Body

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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

Jan 3, 2018 4:33 PM Love Your Body 1 Comments

"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

Jan 3, 2018 4:33 PM Love Your Body

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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

Jan 3, 2018 4:33 PM Love Your Body

"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

Jan 3, 2018 4:33 PM Love Your Body

"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

Jan 3, 2018 4:32 PM Love Your Body 1 Comments

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

Jan 3, 2018 4:32 PM Love Your Body

"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

Jan 3, 2018 4:32 PM Love Your Body

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

Jan 3, 2018 4:32 PM Love Your Body 1 Comments

"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

Jan 3, 2018 4:32 PM Love Your Body

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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A Toronto resident has created a fitness class for bodies of all sizes where weight loss isn’t the goal more

Nov 6, 2017 1:05 PM Lifestyle

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Anthony Gebrehiwot

Musician and NOW Body Issue alumna TiKA's Instagram shoot places full-figured bodies in the spotlight more

Oct 3, 2017 4:14 PM Lifestyle

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Samuel Engelking

Reopened after high water levels forced the clothing-optional beach to shut for three months, Hanlan's is a rare public space that encourages body positivity more

Aug 8, 2017 7:03 AM Lifestyle 1 Comments

"There are still so many people out there who believe they don't deserve to love themselves unless they look a certain way. I want to keep fighting for them and keep spreading the message of self-love." more

Jan 4, 2017 5:00 PM Love Your Body

"I embraced the culture that revolves around naturism – and the confidence of being okay with my body." more

Jan 4, 2017 5:00 PM Love Your Body 2 Comments

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Tanja-Tiziana

What if we showed ourselves some kindness and appreciated who we are right now? Nine inspiring Torontonians bare all and describe their journeys to self-love more

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"I couldn’t see myself going back to acting because I didn’t feel I had a place there. You don’t see a lot of people who look like me on the stage or on the screen, and sometimes you need those kinds of role models – to see yourself, to feel like you more

Jan 4, 2017 5:00 PM Love Your Body

The author of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl says our culture creates weight issues more

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