I am a freak of nature: I am an American woman who actually feels satisfied with her body. And its not like I’ve really “worked” on having positive body-image either. I have always felt more-or-less satisfied with my body. In fact, I am so incredibly not-concerned with my body, that I typically don’t think about it at all! But recently I HAVE started thinking about the phenomenon of my positive body-image. Mainly I’ve been thinking: “ How the fuck did that happen?”
So how did I get to be this way? When I stop to think about it, there were about three major factors that played into my ability to “naturally” learn to love my body, all involving messages I received in my childhood and early adulthood.