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With the abundance of photo editing apps it is tempting to “fix” things about the way we look, especially before posting on social media. Let’s take a risk and take an unfiltered and unedited selfie. Take a selfie.
Show your selfie to someone you love and trust, a best friend, a family member, or caring adult.
Ask them to look at the selfie and share 5 descriptions of what they see.
Watch Dove Real Beauty Sketches | You’re More Beautiful Than You Think.
We learn ideas about beauty and bodies from the world around us. Who decides what and who is “beautiful”? What do our worlds teach us about bodies? What do our worlds teach us about what and who is “beautiful”? Watch Bodies: Different Shapes and Sizes. All Beautiful!
Advertisements don’t just sell products, they sell ideas and values about bodies and “beauty” that are not real and impossible to achieve. This is intentional. Let’s learn more about how ads impact what our understanding of “beauty” is. Watch Killing Us Softly.
Wait…. That’s not real! Let’s take a look behind the scenes at how images of people are photoshopped, altered and created to sell an unrealistic idea of “beauty”. Watch Dove Evolution.
Watch the "Mind Prison" - a scene from Hulu's "Shrill".
Being able to identify where body shame messages come from and the impact body shame can have on people is important. Let’s identify the body shame messages and their impact on Annie.
Listen:'Thunder Thighs': The Summer Anthem That Celebrates Every Woman
Read: Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls — Sonya Renee Taylor 5 Inspirational Challenges That Will Actually Make You Feel Good About Yourself Body-Positive Influencers to Follow on Social Media
Decentering the Narrative: Trans Folks, Body Image, and EDs
10 Queer Body-Posi IGs to Follow if You Loved Sam Smith's Post
Watch: Lizzo x Jameela Jamil on Finding Confidence & Dealing w/ Social Media Criticism 10 tools to Radical Self Love
Ask:Quick Answers To Intimate Sexual Health Questions
Read: Your Body Is Not An Apology Workbook — Sonya Renee Taylor Being Fat Is Not A Moral Failure. Here's How To Teach Your Kids That
Listen: Brené with Sonya Renee Taylor on "The Body is Not an Apology
Watch: Dove Real Beauty Sketches | You’re More Beautiful Than You Think
Do: We are a mashup of what we let into our lives. Watch . Create a list of some of these tools that you want to work on. Consider sharing your list with your teen.