It is my personal philosophy that creative endeavors and art therapy oriented projects rank high in their efficacy in bettering body image. I love any type of writing prompt, performance, art, or photography that depicts the wide range of emotions we feel in relating to our bodies. These projects have been created to encourage us to dig deep, get real, and excavate the shame that years of feeling badly about our bodies has accumulated.Â
Be brave. Be loving.
This is an blog series turned full-fledged ebook, created with the express intention of bettering our relationships with our bodies through creative means, including, but not limited to, writing and performance. It has been my experience that writing through the use of prompts, within a community that supports and cherishes your needs and accomplishments, can have a profound effect on your understanding of your life and your relationship to it. These assignments can provide an important way to revisit painful and traumatic moments in your life where you perhaps felt disempowered, and reclaim them with your own words, or help you articulate moments of greatness to create better understanding of your emotions. Curious? Check out some of the prompts.
Our body project is a collection of personal narratives written about bodies. They range from broad declarations of body and experience to small intricate pieces focusing on body parts or functions. Most importantly, they are written and shared here in an effort to create a community for positive body image and sexual experience. They are written and shared here to remind us that we are not alone with the pain of a distorted or negative self perception, but also to remind us, perhaps more importantly, perhaps not, that we are not alone when we feel good, really good, in a world where people are often unaccustomed to sharing expressions of joy about their bodies.
The Body Image Warriors are a bit of a club, or tribe, if you will, of bloggers who are at some point in their journey to learn how to love their bodies to the best of their abilities. If you’re a blogger and you believe in learning to love your body, creating a sex positive culture, promoting healthier relationships between your body and your minds, mending impaired body image and self esteem, and instilling confidence in your readers and blogging community â€“ THIS BADGE IS FOR YOU. If you’re looking for a compilation of amazing blogs that have a body loving emphasis, check the resource list now.