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Sep 5, 2018

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

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.

Apr 11, 2018

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

Choosing Love Over Fear

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

Nov 27, 2017

Giving Tuesday: Giving Back to our Communities

Four Be Body Positive Facilitators share how they are supporting their community.

Nov 12, 2017

Exploring the Intersection of Gender Identity and Body Positivity

Does the expression of unique gender identity have a place in Body Positivity? Associate Director of The Body Positive says absolutely!

Oct 3, 2017

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.

Sep 25, 2017

Filters for Your Mind: Better Than the Ones Found on Instagram

Even with strong community and commitment to pursuing a Body Positive lifestyle, messages about weight, health, and beauty can sting.

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 23, 2017

Body Positive or Body Neutral? Does it Matter? How Words Can Detract From Fully Living Your Unique Life.

In our own words: THE Body Positive's definition of Body Positivity and why we want people to do less talking and more living.

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.

Jan 29, 2017

Young Women Are Tomorrow’s Leaders: Let's Help Them Get There

Inspired by her experience at the Women's March in Washington, DC, author Connie Sobczak is motivated to support young women leaders.

Jan 12, 2017

Poor body image: The overlooked obstacle inhibiting the potential of our nation's young leaders

President Obama’s farewell speech inspires reflection on the ways negative body image prevents young people from stepping into their power.

Dec 2, 2016

We Mourn the Loss of Brandy Vela and Recommit to Body Positive Education

In the wake of the tragic suicide of Brandy Vela due to cyber bullying, we are struck by the urgency with which our message MUST be spread.

Nov 14, 2016

The need to grieve: And where we go from here

Grieving is a necessary part of healing. My thoughts on healing and action during this difficult time.

Sep 14, 2016

Beauty Unlimited

Body Positive high schoolers share the beauty that makes their communities unique.

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 11, 2016

Body Positive 101: A UC Berkeley Class Explores Self-Love

A student-led class at UC Berkeley explores our Be Body Positive competencies.

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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