A woman in her 50s stands in front of a red painted wood wall on a winter afternoon with her arms wrapped around her torso, giving herself a hug. The weather is chilly, so she’s wearing a cardigan sweater and half gloves with her black and white dress and black beaded necklace.

Generally, we see body love illustrations that show smaller women with their arms wrapped all the way around the front of their torso, with their hands reaching almost or all the way to their backs. For larger people and people with larger chests, our bodies work differently and our arms may not reach as far around.

This woman has joint-related disability issues and occasionally uses a cane. Her skin is quite pale; she has graying hair and facial wrinkles.

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