Should Beauty Matter in Body Acceptance?

Is wanting to feel beautiful a bad thing?

People tend to fall on one side of this debate – either “all bodies are beautiful,” or beauty is an oppressive idea and it’s time to get rid of it. So which side is right?

Body acceptance activist Melissa A. Fabello is sharing why the answer is more complicated than you might think. In this video, she breaks down where the idea of beauty comes from, and how we can approach it in body acceptance activism.

We hope this helps you find what works for you when it comes to embracing beauty, or rejecting the idea of it altogether.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Melissa A. Fabello, Co-Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, is a body acceptance activist and sexuality scholar living in Philadelphia. She enjoys rainy days, tattoos, yin yoga, and Jurassic Park. She holds a B.S. in English Education from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She is currently working on her PhD. She can be reached on Twitter @fyeahmfabello.