My Body Gallery

My Body Gallery is a new online photo collecting project with this goal: “to help women objectively see what we look like, break the pact of silence around ‘weight’ and come to some acceptance that we are all beautiful.” The idea is that all sorts of real women upload full-body images of themselves (their faces obscured if they so desire; no nudity) and input their height, weight, shape (pear, banana, apple, or hourglass) and clothing sizes. (Though after a quick perusal of the first few pages of pics, we got the sense that a good portion of women who will take the time to take a pic of themselves and upload it to the Internet are the ones who know they have pretty close to perfect bodies.) There are personal stories about body image (not unlike the last advice inquiry we answered on EMandLO.com) and some truly horrifying statistics that they’ve culled from Colorado.edu — check it out:

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