My Body Gallery: What Real Women Look Like
So, there we are driving home and we hear the most AWESOME thing on the car radio. 101.9 FM News in New York gave us a little glimpse into one of the coolest websites EVER, www.mybodygallery.com.
The main premise of the site is that it’s a plug in center for women who want to see what others their shape and size look like. The whole idea is that we spend too much time examining what we think is wrong with us when looking into a mirror. Instead, we need to be focused on all of our positive features. This site allows us to look at others, so that we can see other REAL women in our weight, height, or size category. Doing so will remind us that we are not women in magazines, but real women looking in the mirror.
So, here’s how it works:
After going to the site, you choose your height, weight, pant size, shirt size, and body shape. Hit submit and view the gallery. There are women of all types there. And, they are all anonymous, no faces are shown without consent of the image provider. It’s pretty incredible!
There’s also a great “news and information” section with size charts and some background as well as an awesome section of body image stories from their users. You can also login to provide your own information This truly is a groundbreaking site! Here is some information directly from My Body Gallery.
In a world full of images of how we “should” look it can get difficult to tell how we DO look. Our hope is to build a site where women can see what real women look like. What we really look like. Most women have spent so many years looking at themselves in mirrors that we can no longer see what’s really there. The My Body Gallery project’s goal is to help women objectively see what we look like and come to some acceptance that we are all beautiful.
Submit Your Photo!
The My Body Gallery project needs real women! They are just starting out and need your help to develop the project and build a collection of photos that will help more women see themselves more clearly. Upload a picture of your full body in any pose. Their photo submission process also allows you to block out part of the image to protect your identity, if you wish. Click here to begin.