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“Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it―and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fat phobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and how to reject diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.” Everyone has a perception of their bodies but it is not them but the society that shape these perceptions and views, which are almost entirely perpetuated through the media. Today if you search the word ‘beauty’, you will end up with a sea of fair-skinned, thin, young women as if good looks does not come in any other form. Since we all are living in a generation where social media plays a pivotal role in our lives, it is almost impossible not to fall victim to the models and celebrities promoting a certain body type. We need to understand and propagate the idea that these beauty standards are unrealistic and unachievable. We are imperfect and hence, we are beautiful.