This essay talks about body image from the perspective of burlesque performers and audiences, emphasizing that everyone’s journey to body positivity is unique. Bodies put on display help counteract normative ideas about the abstract, perfect body, thus helping everyone feel a little more comfortable in their own skins. The author concludes on a positive, proactive note: “Own your body, call other people out when they attempt to shame you; the more we love our bodies a little more, the better we can help others love their own.”
Regardless of your thoughts on burlesque as an art form, this seems like sound advice.
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