The case for body positivity on social media: Perspectives on current advances and future directions

  title={The case for body positivity on social media: Perspectives on current advances and future directions},
  author={Rachel Cohen and Toby R. O. Newton-John and Amy Slater},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={2365 - 2373}
In recent years, the body-positive movement has emerged on social media and has generated both support and criticism in pop-cultural discourse. We review the potential benefits and disadvantages of ‘body positivity’ on social media in light of theory and the available research. Based on the early evidence showing potential benefits of engaging with body-positive content on social media for positive body image, a case is made in support of this emerging content. Nevertheless, recommendations are… 
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