10 Great Articles about Body Image
When Will The Nose Have Its Beauty Moment? by Scaachi Koul - A conversation about plastic surgery is also, in a complicated way, a conversation about the literal erasure of our pasts
The Year I Grew Wildly, While Men Looked On Ashley C. Ford - At 13, who I was inside, who I wanted to be, didn’t match the intentions of my body. Outside, there was no little girl to be loved innocently.
Arch Enemies by Megan Garber - A new company is bringing the engineering savvy of rocket science to the design of the high-heeled shoe. Can stilettos that are actually comfortable to wear change centuries’ worth of symbolism?
The Female Body by Margaret
- Beautiful mental snapshots, stunningly crafted by a master essayist
Exquisite Corpse by Justin Wolfe
- The camera was finicky, the exposures depended on no motion, like just stop breathing, he said looking at the playback
A Few Words about Breasts by Nora Ephron
- I was boyish. I wanted desperately not to be that way, not to be a mixture of both things, but instead just one, a
girl. As soft and as pink as a nursery. And nothing would do that for me, I felt, but breasts.
Thin Line between Mother and Daughter by Jennifer
- How attitudes to the body are passed down through generations
Hello, Fellow Gym-Goers, Look at My Fat Butt by Lindy West - As a fat person, going to the gym means entering a building where you know that every person inside is working toward the singular goal of not becoming you
Autobiography of a Body by Lucy Grealy - A great piece of memoir exploring the development of the author’s troubled sexuality