Don't Conform, Transform
This amazing pictorial shared by Dr. Lisa Wade of Occidental College from the website Sociological Images is thought-provoking. It shows a wide variety of strong, healthy women and men who pursue their sport to excellence. These images would be a fantastic way to talk with children and adolescents about how they need to think about their bodies. The Thin and Muscular Ideals are shattered by these beautiful images of strength and health that come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.
And here’s the deal, these people have NOT been photoshopped! Here they are in their natural strength, with bodies that are shaped by pursuing specific sports with a passion. Thanks to Sociological Images for this wonderful article. They have a lot of great images that you can use with children and adolescents to address issues of sexualization and the Thin and Muscular Ideals, so visit their site.