body positive activism

Ho Kyeong Jang
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What’s in a Label: Obesity in One of the World's Thinnest Countries

I am 174 centimeters (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weigh 76 kilograms (167 lbs). That means my body mass index (BMI) is 25.1. The international standard for obesity is 30. To be labeled obese, I need to gain 15 more kilograms — roughly the weight of a large Welsh

Jieun Choi
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South Korea's Plus-Size Women: Break the 48kg Myth

“Don’t girls normally weigh less than 50kg?” “If you weigh over 50, how can talk openly about your weight?” “ARE YOU CRAZY?”   Meet the women giving the middle finger to South Korea’s pervasive culture of fat-shaming.