Banning Body-Snarking

Be honest. When is the last time you stood in front of the mirror and raved –seriously raved — about your appearance?

For me, it was my wedding day two years ago.

I’d never felt so beautiful in my waist-accentuated, fitted gown, all dolled up and ready to walk down the aisle to begin a future with the man I love …

And, feeling so beatiful, I radiated all day.

I don’t think I’m an exception here; it’s my hope that every bride feels gorgeous on her wedding day.

But aside from special occasions like that, if you’re like many women who suffer from body dysmorphia or negative body image, you probably don’t spend a lot of time preening at your own reflection.

It’s bad enough when we bash our own bodies, but now more than ever — especially thanks to the proliferation of celebrity-focused magazines and gossip blogs on the Web — women are bashing other women, too. It’s called “body snarking” and it’s getting ugly. Continue reading “Banning Body-Snarking”