||Statistics on body image suggest that most women struggle with negative feelings about their appearance. However, there is disagreement as to what aspects of body image are most salient to women of different racial/ethnic groups. Moreover, body image research has traditionally examined the influence of peers, the media, and family on White and monoracial Women of Color. The experiences of body image development with biracial women, as well as how racial identity influences body image, has largely been ignored. The current study utilized a grounded theory qualitative design to explore the impact of parental messages on biracial womenâ€™s body image, and to examine how racial identity and biracial womenâ€™s body image are related. Thirteen biracial women between the ages of 18 and 40 were interviewed and asked about the parental messages they received, as well as their impact, in addition to being asked about racial identity development and how they felt their racial identity influenced their body image. Participants also identified women in the media that they felt espoused their body image ideal. Results indicate that biracial women received messages from their parents in both direct and indirect ways. Mothersâ€™ messages tended to be more negative and less balanced than fathersâ€™ messages, though fathers had also communicated some damaging appearance-related messages. Participants reported internalizing these messages and developing their own critical voice with regards to their appearance. Further participants described how their racial identity helped them to accept features that were not considered â€œbeautifulâ€ by Eurocentric beauty standards. This, in turn, contributed to greater body acceptance. In sum, it appears that both direct (e.g., verbal) and indirect (e.g., behaviors) parental messages influence biracial womenâ€™s body image and racial identity. Further, espousing a biracial identity can help foster more positive views on appearance in biracial women. Implications for interventions with parents of biracial children, as well as suggestions for counselors working with biracial women, are discussed.