Posts Tagged: confidence

A Few of My Favorite Body-positive Blogs

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As my weekly link roundups illustrate, I read a lot of blogs. A LOT. And I’d say I add two to three new ones to my feedly list every week, so my “lot” is ever-growing. Today, I want to share a few of the body image-focused and generally body-positive blogs that I enjoy and hope you’ll share some of YOUR favorites in the comments, too! (I certainly have room in my “lot” for more.)

Weightless – Not only does Margarita’s own writing focus on the issues surrounding weight and body image, but she does a spectacular job of rounding up and introducing other body-positive resources to her readers. She interviews authors, quotes from bloggers, and creates stellar link roundups. read more

This Week I Love …

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Smart Girls at the Party.

I’ve already told you how much I adore and admire Amy Poehler, but this resource deserves a special shout-out. Here’s why:

Frequently, I am asked for body-positive, intelligent resources for young girls and women so I’m always on the lookout. And as most of you know, there just aren’t that many. The body-positive ones tend to be a little preachy and oversimplified, and the ones that focus on building confidence in young girls are often fairly specific (many are science- and math-focused) or a little condescending. What I love about SGATP is that it provides lots of adult input – like the Ask Amy series in which Poehler herself responds to reader questions on topics that range from volunteering to apologizing – but also talks to and profiles actual girls. read more