New York, New York— August 2, 2017 – Women’s Health, the fastest-growing women’s health and wellness journal on the planet, in the present day revealed its first-ever international Naked Issue that includes cowl star Sofia Vergara. The themed problem celebrates the feminine type in all of its superb shapes, sizes, colours and nuances all over the world with a canopy uniting the model’s worldwide editions.
Debuting throughout 5 continents, in 15 nations together with the U.S., Australia, the U.Okay., Poland, South Africa, Chile, Ecuador, and Venezuela – every Naked Issue version will discover what nudity means actually, bodily, emotionally, and metaphorically in every nation’s respective tradition.
While 2017 marks the primary yr of “Naked” as a worldwide initiative, the journal’s U.Okay. version has seen success with this franchise since introducing it as an annual September situation in 2014. “After observing such a constructive response within the U.Okay., Women’s Health leaders all over the world got here collectively and determined to show this into a world dialog,” says U.S. Editor-in-Chief Amy Keller Laird.
“No matter where you live, there’s kinship in hearing another woman talk about both her confidence and her struggles, body parts she loves and those she doesn’t,” Keller Laird says of the necessity for extra open dialogue round this matter. “The goal is for readers around the world to unite in one shared quality: our humanness.”
In addition to the Sofia Vergara cowl and naked-themed options all through, one other widespread thread that readers will discover in every Women’s Health worldwide Naked Issue is a reader survey, which charts the complicated relationship women have with their our bodies. While every nation’s outcomes differ, one theme Women’s Health discovered constant in virtually each location is that much more women reported their emotions about their our bodies as “accepting or neutral,” somewhat than constructive or destructive.
Additional findings in the U.S. survey of greater than 2,700 respondents embrace:
- On how the physique positivity motion makes them really feel:
- 47% of respondents say gratefulthat all types of shapes are being accepted.
- 36% say that it’s actuallyimpacted them in a adverse approach, similar to:
- 18% say they really feel irritated, citingthat it’s “a new way to make women obsess over how their bodies look.”
- 14% say they really feel pressured, claiming typically they really feel dangerous about their our bodies – and now they really feel dangerous for feeling dangerous.
- four% say they really really feel WORSE about their our bodies.
- More women say they seemed higher dressed (65%) than bare (5%). Thirty % stated they seemed good each methods.
- A higher proportion of U.S. women felt snug in a bikini in 2013 (25%) than they do as we speak (21%).
“We’re seeing a backlash to the idea that women should be expected to love every single part of their body every single day,” says Keller Laird of the outcomes. “The next wave of body positivity is to embrace feelings of appreciation for our bodies rather than command absolute body love 24:7.”
Full survey outcomes could be discovered on-line at WomensHealthMag.com and contained in the September Naked Issue, which hits stands within the U.S. on August eight, 2017.
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