This Video Demonstrates How the Most Desirable Body Types Have Changed Throughout History

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Most women feel somewhat self-conscious about their bodies, but cancer has a special way of making us dislike our bodies, especially when they change due to chemo or mastectomies. We spend so much time and effort trying to reach the current idea of what society tells us beautiful is, and the side-effects of fighting cancer rarely conform to that standard of beauty.

But throughout history, the standard of beauty for women has changed countless times. Just because your body is not exactly what society tells us it’s “supposed” to be like doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely gorgeous and desirable.

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This video highlights some of the best-documented periods in history and what each time viewed as the perfect female form. Chances are, you’re going to see someone who looks a lot like you when you look in the mirror!

Our biggest take away from this: love your body and your unique beauty for what it is. From slender to stocky and everything in-between, societies around the world have praised all shapes and sizes at some point. It’s time to love yourself!

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