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Body Positivity Is Lost on YouTube

Traditional media has come a long way on self-acceptance. But the message is muddied in online spaces.

“T“The truth is, I am terrified right now,” says Jaclyn Glenn in a 2017 video posted to her YouTube channel. “[But] it’s gonna be obvious and […] It’s not something that I’m ashamed of.”

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Virginia Sole-Smith

Virginia Sole-Smith

Author of THE EATING INSTINCT and forthcoming FAT KID PHOBIA. Newsletter: https://virginiasolesmith.substack.com/ Everything else: https://virginiasolesmith.com