Body positivity aims to make everyone, no-matter what size/shape/style choice etc feel comfortable and confident in their body as well as discouraging ‘Shaming’ or insulting people, and self hatred based on these things. The recent movement of body positivity seems to be more prominent online than in other media, although I think it is starting to get into other forms of media. Groups are also forming to help people become more confident and comfortable in their bodies.
The Body Positive is one of these. “The Body Positive’s mission is to transform people’s beliefs about beauty, health, and identity, freeing them to live balanced, joyful, and purposeful lives. The result is a growing national movement of healthy, confident individuals contributing to positive change in the world.” They hold various events for example workshops and groups as well as creative projects. Since the events are held in many places and the projects can be done by anyone anywhere they have started a good way of branching out and helping everyone get access to a service in which they can be helped to be positive about their body. The publicity of groups like this is not great. I think that groups like this need more publicity so that more people can find it and get support. The group also gives support to those with eating disorders.
People who have been part of ‘The Body Positive’ say:
The testimonials show that the scheme is a positive thing and does actually work to help improve body confidence and with greater publicity it could help a lot more people.