From “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” to “The Biggest Loser” to “Dance Your Ass Off,” popular media seems obsessed with achieving a certain idealized body type.
In the midst of this weight-obsessed culture, how does one build a positive body image?
Is it possible to take ownership of a typically negative label such as “fat” and turn it into a source of pride? Could pro-ana/pro-mia communities be a site of empowerment for young women or are they symptomatic of a society that confuses weight control with health?
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