Body Image

The Things They Tell You

By Gigi Bergman | June 25, 2018

I wrote this piece in response to the onslaught of negative messages we get about our bodies every day. Each…

More than a Number: Redefining My Body

By Temimah Zucker | May 22, 2018

I remember the first time I was aware of my own body. I was in 5th grade living through what…

Erica’s Story: Embracing Body and Soul

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 27, 2017

When Erica reached out to participate in The Layers Project body image series, I was thrilled. I’ve known her since…

Sandy’s Story: What Does Healthy Look Like?

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 22, 2017

When I posted the first profile for The Layers Project, Sandy reached out to me feeling frustrated. She shared that…

Temimah’s Story: Living Well is The Best Revenge

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 27, 2017

When Temimah and I met for her portrait session for this profile, it was a special reunion for me. When…