{normalizing bodies} double chins

A woman in one of the plus-size groups on Facebook made a really good point the other day: We rarely see women with double chins represented in images. Many, many women have double chins. It’s a completely normal thing. But we hide them in photos. We stretch out our necks, raise our chins, tilt our faces so no one can see our chins.

Well, that’s crappy. No part of your body is shameful, and if you have an abundance of chins, your face and neck are still just as valuable as anyone else’s. Let’s get used to seeing this completely natural and normal characteristic.

Here’s a mother lode of women with double chins who refuse to let it be a shameful part of their bodies or stop them from going about their days being badass:

 

(P.S. Body positive bloggers and business owners take note: Some of the photos from this post are available at Diverse Stock Photos!)

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Hi there! I'm Lindley (she/her, pronounced LIN-lee). I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock, which provides body-positive stock photos for commercial use, and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work at http://www.bodyliberationphotos.com.