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The Body Positive community shares stories about our experiences along the journey to self-love.

Jul 2, 2017

Sorry is a Complex Word. How Do You Use It?

Connie explains why the word 'sorry' as it is used these days causes her concern.

May 27, 2017

Surrendering Body Hatred, Fear, and Shame with the Help of The Body Positive—and the Giant Redwoods of the Pacific Coast

Guest blogger Angie Siebert, a former corporate wellness professional, finds peace and healing with The Body Positive and nature.

Apr 8, 2017

The truth is, this one thing would have changed my life

Naomi's story of being told as a child that her body was "wrong" on a visit to a dietitian, and how this caused lasting eating problems.

Mar 21, 2017

The Importance of Inclusive Language and How Being in Community Helps Us Learn

We thought "Change the world, not your body" was a powerful catchphrase - until we realized how it excludes trans people, among others.

Nov 3, 2016

Self-love and listening to body wisdom: The elevator episode

A story that illustrates the power of listening to body wisdom as a source of protection.

Sep 29, 2016

Activism In Action: Cafe Edition

Banter about "morbid obesity" and donuts overheard in a cafe leads to a brave moment of activism.

Sep 12, 2016

A Dedication for My Sister: Today, You Would Have Been 60

Today my sister Stephanie would have turned 60. Sadly, her life ended early due to her battle with her body and her beliefs about beauty.

Aug 4, 2016

When Facing Micro-Aggressions, Community Matters

Dealing with seemingly innocuous comments about bodies and food from friends and family can be tough. Leaning on your Body Positive community helps!

Jul 18, 2016

"More Eggs, Mama!" My First Lesson in Intuitive Eating

How many soft boiled eggs can a five-year-old eat?

Jul 9, 2016

Turning to Self-Love in Times of Tragedy

When the world is hurting, is there a place for self love?

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