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A new start after 60: I survived cancer – and learned to respect my amazing body
For decades Sylvie Boulay agonised about her weight, happy when it fell, miserable when it rose. After two brushes with death, she has finally found peace

Paula Cocozza

30, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Young people don’t hate their bodies because they are weak – but because capitalism demands it | Zoe Williams
From buccal fat to cellulite, anything innate to humans that can be made into a problem will create a market for the solution, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

08, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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I hate my ageing body. Why do I look at myself with disgust? | Ask Philippa
Observe your critical voice to put distance between it and you – and remember that the most attractive women are those who carry themselves with pride

Philippa Perry

08, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Piggy review – darkly fun horror wreaks brutal revenge on the bodyshamers
Laura Galán is a delight as an awkward teen caught in a web of small-town gossip and murder in this socially conscious Spanish slasher

Phuong Le

05, Jan, 2023 @10:28 AM

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Alva Claire: ‘I don’t do things by halves’
London-born, Brooklyn-based Alva Claire has established herself as one of fashion’s hottest models. But, as she tells Kate Finnigan, it’s been a long time coming

Kate Finnigan

19, Dec, 2022 @9:29 AM

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Let’s start a fashion for a healthy body image | Letters
Letter: How we see female bodies represented in the media and fashion matters to us all, says Susy Kenefick

20, Nov, 2022 @4:46 PM

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‘It feels like the progress is getting reversed’: how fashion fell out of love with curves
Catwalks are more diverse than ever on paper. But at the high-profile shows this season, it was all about the flat stomach

Jess Cartner-Morley

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Pioneering leg-lengthening surgery carried out in Edinburgh | Letters
Letters: Dr Allan Dodds recalls photographing the work of William Anderson, while Cherry Lavell remembers seeing a woman after leg-shortening surgery


13, Nov, 2022 @6:38 PM

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Would you have your legs broken to make yourself taller? The men who go through hell for a little extra height
The procedure can cost £80,000 – but increasing numbers of people are putting themselves through leg-lengthening surgery. What drives them to do it? And is it worth the pain and potential complications?

Simon Usborne

09, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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BMI: why experts are calling for better ways of assessing health than a body mass index
The index has remained popular because of its simplicity, but Australian experts agree it is too often seen as a one-stop indicator of health

Donna Lu

01, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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How anti-fatness crept into the environmental sustainability movement
As more literature and scientific studies link obesity to environmental harms, it becomes yet another way people are stigmatized due to body size

Austin Bryniarski and Samara Brock

29, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Disney introduces first plus-size heroine in animated short Reflect
Six-minute film about ballet dancer pitched as tale of overcoming body dysmorphia and self-doubt

Samantha Lock

28, Oct, 2022 @10:14 AM

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