Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Love Your Body Day

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

-Audre Lorde (thanks Jessamyn)

Want to do something truly radical today? Something that would rock the world and change the way it looked? Something that has the power to impact the lives of your daughters, nieces, cousins, sisters, and friends? Start loving your body!

Today is Love Your Body Day, an event started in 1998 by The National Organization for Women to fight against unhealthy stereotypes about women and women’s bodies and to encourage women to celebrate their bodies.

By teaching women practically from birth that their bodies are objects for public consumption and that those bodies are wrong, our culture is continuously oppressing girls and women. Fear, shame, and self-doubt are distractions we can’t afford. Fight against them and recognize that you are beautiful and that your body is not broken- it is whole and strong and cannot be held back.

NOW-NYC is holding our annual Love Your Body Day celebration tomorrow at 6pm. Join us if you’re in the New York area! More info here.

This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival.