Blog posts tagged:

self-love

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?

Jul 26, 2018

Love First, Then Acceptance

For many, loving their bodies seems impossible. But what if love were the default and acceptance the challenge?

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.

Mar 14, 2018

Recipes for Pleasure: Self-Massage Edition

Give your body a gift for all it does for you. A recipe for self-massage.

Feb 7, 2018

Choosing Love Over Fear

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

Jan 19, 2018

Where Self-Love Fits in the #MeToo Movement

With the cultivation of self-love, one woman reflects on her past negative sexual experiences, shedding new light on them.

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 25, 2017

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

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.

Jul 30, 2017

Amour De Soi is in Our Bones

To the Bone is a well-intentioned, yet harmful film. Self-love is the prevention we need.

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.

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.

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.

Oct 24, 2016

Exercise and Self-Love - they aren’t mutually exclusive!

A Yahoo reporter asked us to comment on a video they shared with us. We responded too late to be quoted, but here’s what we said...

Sep 14, 2016

Beauty Unlimited

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

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 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?

Jul 9, 2016

New JC Penney Campaign Features Fat Women Changing the World

A video for JC Penney's #HereIAm campaign features five incredible fat women who urge us to change the narrative surrounding fat bodies.

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