When was the last time you pinpointed a part of your body and said, “I really love my arms because they’re capable of giving such good hugs”?
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and
didn’t focus on something you thought could be improved?
Body image is something many women battle with daily.
Which is why the
The Butterfly Foundation‘s Love Your Body Week resonated with the office. Coinciding with Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week, it’s basically seven days where we’re encouraged to celebrate our bodies and what they’re capable of. Mamamia
Mamamia staffers jumped on board to share the bits of their diverse bodies they’re thankful for – bums, tums, wombs, boobs and all.
What’s your favourite part of your body?
We love these celeb quotes on body image
The actress said on Twitter; "I'm not trying to be hot. I'm just trying to be a good actress and entertain people."
Image via @rebelwilson
"The first thing to do is be happy with yourself and appreciate your body - only then should you try to change things about yourself."
Image via Getty
After the media focused on her alleged weight gain in September 2012, Gaga hit back at critics by baring her body in photographs, sharing her struggles with an eating disorder, and inviting her fans to join her in a "body revolution"/
Image via @ladygaga
From our partner
After the March 2012 frenzy around Judd's "puffy face" the actress fought back in 'The Daily Beast', calling the media out for making women's bodies "a source of speculation, ridicule, and invalidation, as if they belong to others".
Image via @ashley_judd
"I am always in support of someone who is willing and comfortable in their own skin enough to embrace it," the singer said in a recent interview.
Image via @xtina
At the 2012 New Yorker Festival, the magazine's TV critic, Emily Nussbaum, asked Lena Dunham, producer, creator and star of the hit HBO show 'Girls' why Dunham is naked in so many scenes.
Dunham responded; "I realised that what was missing in movies for me was the presence of bodies I understood." She said she plans to live until she is 105 and show her thighs every day.
Image via @lenadunham
Chung responded to critics who suggested that her slight frame made her a bad role model for young women, saying:
"Just because I exist in this shape doesn't mean that I'm, like, advocating it."
Image via Twitter @alexa_chung
From our partner
The NYU student started the amazing Body Love Blog, where she posted this picture of herself and wrote an open letter to those who feel entitled to shame others for the size or look of their bodies.
Image via http://thebodyloveblog.tumblr.com"> Body Love Blog
This five-foot-tall, 200-pound singer spoke openly about her weight to 'The Advocate' saying, "I feel sorry ... for people who've had skinny privilege and then have it taken away from them. I have had a lifetime to adjust to seeing how people treat women who aren't their idea of beautiful and therefore aren't their idea of useful, and I had to find ways to become useful to myself."
Image via @marybethditto