It’s Love Your Body Day!

21 10 2009

bushbaumCreated by the National Organization for Women Foundation, this campaign helps raise awareness about women’s health, body image and self-esteem. It also provides women and girls with tools and encouragement against (unrealistic) media images.

“For years now, advertisers and fashion magazines have airbrushed photos to turn models into the latest beauty ideal. Women and girls are constantly bombarded with these artificial images — fantasies they can’t possibly live up to in real life.
That’s why the NOW Foundation is celebrating its 12th annual Love Your Body Day on Oct. 21. This campaign is a giant shout out to the fashion, beauty, diet and advertising industries: No more fake images! Show us real women, diverse women, strong women, bold women. And to the women and girls who are targeted by messages telling them that the key to success and happiness is manufactured beauty, we say: It’s okay to “Be You” — the true you is beautiful.” (from the NOW Foundation’s website).

Of course, I had to ask my fabulous Facebook friends to tell me what they love about their bodies. Well, I guess before I tell you what they said, I should tell what I love the most about mine- I love my face, skin and hair! Now, here’s what they had to say:

“My face (eyes and cheeks in particular), my sm-medium butt and my legs.”

-Melisa

” I luv my skin (no foundation for me), eyes, cheeks, nose and smile…I guess that would sum up the FACE, so FACE is my final answer! lol”

-Audia

“I’ll have to say…my smile, legs and tush (lol) and my hands and feet!”

-Kiera

“I believe I would have to say my birthmarks (I have 4 of them…they are about 2 or 3 shades lighter than me in these weird shapes). Secondly, my breasts. I am not sure that they qualify as breasts, but I love these small perky things. And lastly, my eyes. I love their shape and dark brown color. I wouldn’t change how i look, but I most definitely wouldn’t change these features for anything.”

Britnee

“My eyes, legs and my boobs. It took almost 20 years to get them!”

-Kenshena

“These grapefruits that I call boobs and my tush.”

-Kanisha

“…I love that I have a shape; there’s nothing sloppy about my body. I love the fact that every time I see my butt in a mirror, I’m shocked and almost embarassed (I mean, every time), but it’s mine, so I got to work that, work that lol”

-Karla

“Well, I LOVE the color of my skin, my naturally toned abs, my long legs and my bitty-boobs because if I don’t want to wear a bra, I don’t have to! Now that’s freedom, lol! ”

-Jessica

“My skin (tone) and my eyes!

-Cheris

**Fab readers, let us know what you love the most about your body. Don’t be shy & celebrate YOU!**

Photo above is the winning poster for Love Your Body Campaign 2009 created by Marie Bushbaum.

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Jamie

mochawriter.com

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