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Morehouse Shows How To Appreciate Your Body

The Atlanta Voice | 1/2/2014, 10:03 a.m.
When it comes to resolutions, the body seems to always be an issue.
MT-The Body Issue

When it comes to resolutions, the body seems to always be an issue.

In this era of hyper self-image, due to social media, entertainment, fashion, etc., body shaming and insecurities are at an all-time high.

For that very reason, the resolution trend tends to be body image. From weight loss to weight gain, makeup to nip tucks, there is no limit to what people will do get their body looking "right."

The Morehouse Maroon Tiger publication took a bold step several weeks ago by publishing “The Body Issue,” which a special 12-page edition.

It was a well-intentioned and well done take on ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue.

Instead of promoting “The Bodies We Want,” the Maroon Tiger’s theme is “The Bodies We Have,” which it depicts through a variety of body image issues common to Morehouse College and Spelman College students. The photos are tastefully done, with stories that are so much more revealing.

The reception for the Maroon Tiger's effort has been great. ESPN sent a congratulatory tweet, Ebony, Colorlines Magazine and HBCU Digest all ran articles on their web sites.

The Atlanta Voice salutes all those involved in making that issue happen, because it is what more people need to see and read before making resolutions.

Here’s the link to the issue:

http://issuu.com/themaroontiger/docs/mt2013-bodyissue-final