Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Positive Body Image: There's An App for That!
Allie Marie Smith is the developer of the app, and she knows a little about feeling bad about yourself. She struggled with disordered eating habits and finally made peace with her body, a sentiment she'd like to pass on to other women and girls. There are several places online that offer empowering stories of having a positive body image. Check out MyBodyGallery.com if you're interested in seeing women who have the same dimensions - height, weight, sizes - as you. It's a realistic and honest way that can help women see themselves more clearly. As the site points out, a staggering 95 percent of women overestimate their bodies' dimensions, including believing their waists are up to 25 percent larger than they are. The site works to show real women to give other women a real perspective.