The Body Positivity Movement was started in 1996 by Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, who wanted to promote the idea that we should embrace our bodies – flaws and all. With our society being obsessed with physical looks – the smaller the size, the better, etc. – the Movement quickly spread. It’s not only about the physical aspect, though.
The Movement’s mission:
We are creating the world in which people are liberated from self-hatred, value their beauty and identity, and use their energy and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives and in their communities. Since 1996, The Body Positive has been re-connecting youth and adults to their innate body wisdom for more balanced, joyful self-care and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor.
While the Movement seems to have been associated more with women, it is all-encompassing. Continue reading →