Best Body Acceptance Songs

Best Body Acceptance Songs

I love music that has a story to it. I used to run a Leadership-In-Training program at a YMCA summer camp and one of the modules I created was about lyrics. I wanted to teach the youth that the songs they love mean something. Sometimes that something is good. Unfortunately, many songs perpetuate hate, sexual violence and do not promote a healthy body image.

These songs are my picks for the best body acceptance songs. They are also great to listen to and are some of my favourite songs.

Best Body Acceptance Songs

India Arie – Video

“Am I less of a lady if I don’t wear panty hose
My momma said a lady ain’t what she wears but what she knows…
But I’ve drawn the conclusion, it’s all an illusion
Confusion’s the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception,
Something got to change”

Colbie Caillat – Try

“Wait a second,
Why should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself
Do you like you? Do you like you?”

MIKA – Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)

“Walks into the room
Feels like a big balloon
I said, ‘Hey girls you are beautiful’
Diet coke and a pizza, please
Diet coke I’m on my knees
Screaming ‘Big girl you are beautiful'”

TLC – Unpretty

“You can buy your hair if it won’t grow
You can fix your nose if he says so
You can buy all the makeup
That M.A.C. can make
But if you can’t look inside you
Find out who am I too
Be in the position to make me feel
So damn unpretty
I’ll make you feel unpretty too”

Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

“We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, no, no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today”

John Legend – You & I (Nobody in the World)

“You fix your make up, just so
Guess you don’t know, that you’re beautiful
Try on every dress that you own
You were fine in my eyes a half hour ago”

What songs did I miss? I would love to hear about your favourites.

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