Positive Body Image Campaigns We Love: Part 3
Body positivity and promoting a healthy body image is our mission at Inspire Psyche Terry: that’s why we make our lingerie line size-inclusive, ranging from Small-4X because we truly do believe that everyone deserves to be inspired. Period. This is so much more than just a mission statement, though. To emphasize just how important and impactful the concept of body image is, check out these statistics! According to DoSomething.org, “Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media.” Those numbers sound pretty discouraging, which is why we take our mission so seriously and take any chance we can get to celebrate women of all body types and others who are also carrying out the same mission as we are. So, lest you be discouraged, there have been a number of recent campaigns and events that have recognized this issue and are seeking to do something about it. Here are a few that we LOVE and think are doing a great job of declaring women’s freedom from body shaming and stereotypes!
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Okay, so we couldn’t end this post without giving ourselves a little love too, but really because we’re showing love to women of EVERY body type around the world, and that’s always something to celebrate! In an effort to promote body positivity, last month we held a lingerie giveaway contest and asked women on social media to submit photos of themselves in an outfit or in lingerie that pushed them out of their comfort zone and for them to tell us about that experience. Our winner submitted this to us: “I started putting myself in front of the camera last year because, after years of self-image issues and low self-esteem, I started to accept myself for who and what I am. I am a plus size woman in my 40s. I don’t hide my weight behind bulky clothing and I no longer try to blend in wherever I go. I wear the latest fashions and show off my curves. I hope to encourage other curvy ladies to do the same.” -Maggie. This was a real woman with real insecurities who was inspired to conquer them! We know this is only the beginning of wonderful, body-positive stories to come! This is the reason we make our products FIT (with fashion, innovation, & technique): to inspire her!
Did you find these stories inspiring? What inspiring stories do you have to share? Let us know in the comments!