"34 Ways to Love Your Body"

#12 Embrace Your Heritage
Ophira Edut, 29, author of Body Outlaws (Seal Press) and editor of, a multicultural body-image Web site, is of Israeli descent. "I was so ashamed of my round booty!" she says, thinking back to her childhood in a Michigan town where being blond and skinny was the ideal. "In college, I finally realized that you can feel good and look attractive without denying who you are."