About the project
Empowering women to accept their bodies and embrace their lives
I share a lot of messages on my personal and business social media about body acceptance, because I know how many negative messages people are bombarded with daily. The #mybodyisenough project was developed in 2015 to create a way for women to share their stories about learning to accept themselves.
Promoting body acceptance and neutrality is my passion project - and its meaning for me runs deep. While completing my counseling degree, I began worked in an eating disorder treatment center. Through my time there, I became passionate not only about working with individuals with diagnosed eating disorders, but also those people who fell on the "fringe."
Who exactly are the people who fall on the “fringe”? These are the people who have never been diagnosed with an eating disorder, but exhibit some of the symptoms: an unhealthy relationship with food and their bodies, low self-esteem, or following restrictive diets and exercise plans.
I know a lot of these women (and men too!), in fact I was one. As a teenager, I was preoccupied with how my body looked. I agonized over how to lose the "last 5 pounds," tried countless fad diets, and spent hours in the gym working out obsessively. The only thing this accomplished? Making me exhausted and also making me even more critical of my body.
Over the years I spent learning how to accept my body and have gratitude for what it enables me to do, I developed a deeply rooted passion for helping others to do the same.
Learn more through this video!
How it turned into #alreadyenough
As I spoke with more women, I realized that there are messages beyond just those we hear about our bodies not being enough. There is both subtle and direct feedback saying we need to be more popular, more educated, or more accomplished in order to be happy or loved. The affirmation of "already enough" was created from my desire to remind women how powerful, strong, capable, and talented they already are.
To remind YOU that you don’t need to change. That you don’t need to succumb to what the world says you should be. That you don't need to change your body or abilities to be more valuable. That you deserve to take up space and be just as you are. That in this moment in your life, you are already enough.
how you can get involved
Share your story. Sharing stories can start a chain reaction, empowering and lifting up those around us. Use the hashtags #mybodyisenough and #alreadyenough on social media.
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