A healing process that is going to rewrite deeply held narratives of shame or inadequacy must include experiences in which others teach "you are enough."
Free To Be Talks
Renae is a body image researcher and creator of Free To Be Talks, an organization that is dedicated to promoting a positive body image in youth. Most recently, she developed a research-based positive body image curriculum, Free To Be, available to be taught in schools. She is an avid lover of popcorn, Harry Potter, and hiking in the mountains.
You see, our son is adopted and we know that regardless of whether he is biological to us or not, love does not recognize a difference. So, my husband and I knew that regardless of whether our second child was biological or not, we would love them just as a fiercely and intensely.
09/20/2016 11:07 EDT
While the focus on loosening the ironclad corset and giving breathing room for diverse bodies to be loved and appreciated is a big step in the right direction, something is still fundamentally missing in our well-intentioned conquest to develop a positive body image.
07/13/2016 03:17 EDT
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