Body Positivity Essay Contest

Navigating the Change

What is body positivity?

Body positivity refers to the assertion that all people deserve to have a positive body image, regardless of how society and popular culture view ideal shape, size, and appearance.

Some of the goals of the body positivity movement include:

  • Challenging how society views the body
  • Promoting the acceptance of all bodies
  • Helping people build confidence and acceptance of their own bodies
  • Addressing unrealistic body standards

Source

We at Navigating the Change and The Real Perimeno agree with advocates of the body positivity movement that beauty is a social construct that should not be tied to a person’s self-worth

However, much of the body-positivity conversation has been focused on body size and fat shaming. We want to add to the conversation by opening up a discussion about age and menopause. Therefore, we’re hosting a body-positivity essay contest to broaden the conversation!

Essay Prompts

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9 thoughts on “Body Positivity Essay Contest

  1. Interesting: when I was a kid, I was always called “too skinny” or bony, etc, and suddenly there is this thing called a Size 0! For me, being a runner was nothing related to body image, but more about being told I “don’t walk, you march!” -and was not feminine enough.

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  2. Okay . . . I just may write something. Aging and body positivity go hand in hand to me, and I have a few things to discuss. Lol. Let me mark my calendar. Thank you for sharing this, Kathy!

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