Love Your Body Day 2012:
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Results from the 2012 Love Your Body Survey
Love Your Body Day Turns 15!
Love Your Body Campaign:
What's It All About?
Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?
Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need
Advertisements reduce us to body parts -- lips, legs, breasts -- airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards.
The media tell women and girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem.
Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?
Together, we can fight back.
In 2011, NOW Foundation held its first-ever Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival. Thanks to the 135+ participants who blogged about body image issues.
NOW Foundation Urges Women to Speak Up On Love Your Body Day
Oct. 19, 2011, was our 14th annual Love Your Body Day -- a day when women of all sizes, colors, ages and abilities come together to celebrate self-acceptance and promote positive body image.
The 2012 posters are here! Order yours today!
Help spread the Love Your Body message. Order copies of the winning 2012 Love Your Body poster. Designs from previous years, postcards and magnets are available, too.
Love Your Body: Get Talking!
The first step in moving beyond unrealistic standards of body and beauty is to get talking about the common themes found in media images of women. We must encourage women and men, girls and boys to think critically about the images they see every day instead of passively accepting them.
The Let's Talk About It project is encouraging women to speak up and speak out about body image -- on camera. It is a unique video campaign, providing a space for women and girls to talk about struggles and success with body image. Read the press release.
If you're on Twitter, you can follow NationalNOW and use the hashtag #lybd to talk about Love Your Body Day and the things you are doing to celebrate! You can also find NOW on Facebook, where we also have a Love Your Body Cause.
Sex, Stereotypes and Beauty: The ABCs and Ds of Commercial Images of Women
This presentation illustrates and describes how advertisers and the media enforce unrealistic beauty standards, sexual ideals and gender stereotypes that girls and women are expected to follow. What is the impact of these images, and what can YOU do? Find out.