Post Tagged with: "body image"

Twenty-on-year-old Lindsay  Sganga on vacation in Maui in 2015. (Lindsay Sganga/Ryersonian Staff)

More than just a #TransformationTuesday

It was an ongoing battle, from crying in dressing rooms in the mall because I didn’t fit into that pair of jeans to endless nights spent wishing I were born in a different body.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
What outgrowing black girlhood looks like to me

What outgrowing black girlhood looks like to me

When I ask my 58-year-old manmie (mom) about the last time she felt beautiful, happy and feminine at the same time, she pauses and tells me she was 31. She tells me it was after giving birth to her first children. She doesn’t tell me about a time between then and now. And I am left to imagine what it was like […]

by Yasmine Mathurin· · Opinion, Voices
Thigh gaps, bikini bridges and body images

Thigh gaps, bikini bridges and body images

When Kayla Santilli heard about the current body image trend, bikini bridging, she was horrified. “I think the bikini bridge is so strange,” she says. “How does making a bridge with your hip bones make you look good?” In high school, Santilli was fixated on her appearance. Only now is she learning to overcome her insecurities. Seeing young women like […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Arts & Life, Health, Media