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

May 22, 2019
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Discovering Joyful Movement with Nia Dance

One woman discovers the meaning of joyful movement with an exploration of Nia Dance at her local JCC.

Feb 28, 2019
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Activism in Action: Health Advocacy

four stories of advocacy in the healthcare system

Feb 7, 2019
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These Black Be Body Positive Leaders are Changing the Game

More and more Black leaders are taking their rightful positions within the Body Positive movement.

Jan 31, 2019
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Prevention Nourishes Hope in Eating Disorders Treatment

Amidst the pain of treating sometimes incurable eating disorders, Elizabeth Scott shares how focusing on prevention gives her strength.

Jan 15, 2019
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Queer Fertility is a Body Positive Journey

The challenges facing queer people when they want to start a family are one of many injustices in a system that doesn't honor diversity.

Nov 29, 2018
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The Circle of Life: Impossible to Complete Without a Body

Throughout our life stages, we are trained to distrust and dislike our bodies. There is an alternative.

Sep 5, 2018
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Combating the Body Image Blahs

When we practice a body positive lifestyle, we can still have bad body image days. How do we cope without falling back on old patterns?

May 17, 2018
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MIGA Swimwear: Sharing Stories in the Disfigurement Community to Combat Stigma

Marialuisa Mendiola, founder of MIGA Swimwear, discusses her experience growing up with a deformity and how it shaped her life's mission.

May 1, 2018
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Connecting to Joy and Purpose through African Dance

The co-founder of The Body Positive discusses how her love of African Dance reminds her that movement is about more than just "getting fit"

Apr 11, 2018
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On Pain, Weight Gain, and Body Respect

Maintaining a Body Positive and weight neutral outlook is challenging in the face of pain and weight gain, but the benefits are clear.

Feb 7, 2018
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Choosing Love Over Fear

Three stories highlighting the choice we are often faced with between love and fear.

Oct 25, 2017
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My Body Positive Pregnancy

Jessica Diaz France, board chair of The Body Positive, describes the joy of self-love that she has been experiencing during her pregnancy

Oct 3, 2017
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Guest Post: Spiraling Into Self-Love

A recently trained Body Positive Facilitator and volunteer at The Body Positive shares her self-love journey as a fat, brown, queer woman.

Jul 2, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 9, 2016
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Turning to Self-Love in Times of Tragedy

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

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