There is a growing movement to combat body shaming and instead, accept one's body and promote "body positivity." Critics argue that this movement isn't as beneficial as it claims and can promote unhealthy behaviors. We discuss the health implications of new body politics and what the movement means to those who are part of it.
Tanisha C. Ford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rachel Wiley, Poet, Performer and Body Positive Activist
Dr. Holly Davis, Psychologist, Office of Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service, Ohio State University
Dr. Keeley J. Pratt, Assistant Professor of Human Sciences, Ohio State University