Monday, 13 September 2010

Love your body day!

On the 22nd – 24th October an annual event that encourages women to 'speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning' is being held in New York.

Love your body day is a day to promote self acceptance and positive body images. The National Organization for Women (NOW) first launched the event in 1998, to help women accept themselves and feel good about their bodies, regardless of the size or shape.

The president of Hollywood now is Chenese Lewis. The first women to ever be crowned “Miss Plus America in 2003”. Since then she has become advocate for all body images and boosting self esteem. Chenese is also known for being the ambassador for the Binge eating disorder association. (BEDA).

“I’m promoting Healthy Is Beautiful. It’s not a weight. It’s not a size. It’s not a number. It’s a state of mind. It’s a state of well-being.”
Headlining “love your body day” is Whitney Thompson who is the spokesperson for the National Eating disorder association. (NEDA). She also was the only plus sized woman to win America’s next top model in 2008 wining a contract with Elite Model Management, a $100,000 contract with Cover Girl cosmetics and a six-page spread and cover in Seventeen Magazine. The lucky model will be the star guest for the big event.
“All women to be at one with their bodies”.

"I want to support those people affected and their families and I want to help people identify and resist the social stereotypes and images that lead to unhealthy behavioral patterns”.

At the event there will be a lot of entertainment from a Launch party, a festival, a comedy show and also a body/image panel discussion.

You can follow “love your body day” on Facebook, Twitter & MySpace.

Kelsey & Shaniece -

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