Kimberley Sullivan's Blog

How do I compare?!

Posted on: September 12, 2011

Have you ever wondered if your body was normal !? A new website shows how your body compares to those of other women.

My Body Gallery is a website where users upload their photos, tag them with their self-described height, weight, body type, pant size and shirt size. When you go on & put in your stats, you get to see women with the same ones.

Why would you seriously want to do this?!

Well, apparently, the goal is to help women objectively see what they look like and come to some acceptance that they are all beautiful. I know sounds cheesy, but if you think about it — women have skewed senses of their bodies!!  The founders of the site found that ”95% of non-eating disordered women overestimate the size of their hips by 16% and their waists by 25%, yet the same women were able to correctly estimate the width of a box”.

In a world full of images of how we ‘should’ look it can get difficult to tell how we DO look, I guess… I am going to try this out!

Kim 😉

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