Sometimes the Internet can feel like an arena of endless mudslinging. And that’s why this video from our friends at BuzzFeed stands out. It talks about body image in an honest, straightforward way. Five people get in front of the camera and say the phrase, “I’m fat, but…” The way they fill in the blank blasts stereotypes (“...I actually like going to the gym”) and provides a positive message about worth (“...I’m not a skinny shamer. I just feel like everyone is allowed to love their body”). The video is a solid reminder that in a world where so many things—from advertisements to beauty pageants—are designed to make us feel bad about our bodies, we could all stand to take a little more time for self-love and acceptance. 

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