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Body Beautiful

What if we could all see the beauty in ourselves and in each other?

This is an opportunity to speak back to body shaming messages—those that originate from the world around us and fester in our own minds.

Do you live in a society that devalues your appearance on the basis of size, skin color, gender expression, physical disability, or any other attribute? Have you internalized negative body image messages just by moving through the world?

Share your stories about the challenges you have overcome or are still working to overcome to accept and love your body. Tell us, what are the prevailing messages where you live? And what are you doing to change them? Or write about your vision for a world where body shaming doesn’t exist. You can even compose a gratitude message or a love letter to your body.

THIS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS CLOSES ON 2 February2017 AT 11:59 PM PST.

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