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Cosmopolitan (India) - - BODY LOVE -

“My in­tent is to chal­lenge the norm, to think dif­fer­ently about our bod­ies and health in a so­ci­ety that puts thin­ness on a pedestal. Body im­age blog­ging is sim­ply an at­tempt to coun­ter­act this neg­a­tive force, as a com­mu­nity ef­fort. Body con­fi­dence and self ac­cep­tance is not some­thing you owe to any­one but your­self. No mat­ter what back­ground you come from or what size you are, no woman is free from the pres­sures of a so­ci­ety that con­tin­ues to ide­alise cer­tain bod­ies over oth­ers. We need to fo­cus on health at ev­ery size, ac­cep­tance at ev­ery size— not one type of body and one type of health as ideal.” Lady Gaga cre­ated an on­line stir in Septem­ber 2012, when she si­lenced all her crit­ics talk­ing about her sud­den weight gain, by post­ing pic­tures of her in a yel­low bikini. The singer even en­cour­aged her fans to cel­e­brate their per­ceived flaws by cre­at­ing a page on her web­site called A Body Rev­o­lu­tion 2013. She wrote: “My mother and I cre­ated the Born This Way Foun­da­tion for one rea­son: to in­spire brav­ery.”

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