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Lauren Conrad Bans Body-Shaming Vocabulary From Her Website

Lauren Conrad Bans Body-Shaming Vocabulary From Her Website

In an effort to encourage a more positive conversation about body image, TV personality and fashion designer Lauren Conrad announced she is banning body-shaming vocabulary from her lifestyle website.

Words like "skinny," "slim," and "thin" will no longer be used or tolerated. Instead, Conrad and her editorial team will use words like "fit," "toned," and "healthy."

"The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans," Conrad said in a blog post. "My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit, as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently — and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes."

Banning body-shaming words is just the first step the lifestyle website is taking to promote a healthier conversation on the subject. The editorial team also plans to focus their efforts on creating more health and fitness focused content in the future. 

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