3 Body Positive Movements Taking Over the Internet

“Body positivity” refers to teaching everyone to love their bodies regardless of what the media says you should look like. The idea is to help people achieve a healthy sense of self instead of judging themselves, or others, by conventional beauty standards.

This movement is nothing new; however, it definitely saw a spike in recent weeks when a comedian posted a YouTube video called “Dear Fat People.” The distasteful video, which spent an entire six minutes railing against larger individuals, garnered response from celebrities, TV personalities and everyday people.

The body positive movement has also found a great home online.  In fact, there are several body positive movements that are currently making waves online and their numbers are growing by the minute. Here are just a few of the body positive movements you can find on the internet.

BoPo Tribe

The #bopotribe (shortened hash tag for Body Positive Tribe) is a hash tag that is making its rounds on Periscope and Twitter. The movement, started by a woman named Susie (@beautywithplus on Twitter), was created to keep cyber bullies and trolls at bay on the live broadcasting Periscope app.

Since introducing this concept on Periscope hundreds of people, both men and women, have joined the BoPo Tribe Facebook Group and proudly use the hash tag when they are live broadcasting on social media platforms.

The group is currently working on a campaign called World Anti Troll Day and anyone can join.

Bodyheart

Bodyheart is a movement created by coach Amber Krzys to help people feel confident and radiant in their bodies. It started as a workshop where Krzys helped women accept their bodies and has since turned into an internet sensation.

One of the things Bodyheart does is encourage people to send in photos of themselves to be featured in the international campaign. They also have live events where people can attend photo shoots and feel fabulous in their bodies.

The Body Positive

The Body Positive is an organization dedicated to helping people heal any conflicts they may have towards their own bodies.

In 2014 they launched a book at Stanford University, have trained student leaders to run support groups, conducted Body Positive workshops in several states across the country and have begun partnerships with members of the health community and parents in an effort to help young people embrace their unique beauty.

The organization itself started in 1996 and has since expanded into reaching thousands of people through trainings, workshops, books and courses.

Their latest campaign is called This Is Beauty, a collaborative project where people can send in content submissions that address body positive topics. From poems to videos, they have already started collecting hundreds of submissions to share with the world via different forms of media.

What This Means for Body Positivity

The internet has breathed new life into the body positive movement and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online movements dedicated to spreading a body positive message. Don’t be surprised if you find new heroes via these campaigns.

Photo credit: The Body Positive

45 comments

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jayasri Amma
Jayasri Amma3 years ago

Thank you!

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 years ago

thanks for the article.

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you

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Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Never head of these

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 3 years ago

When I shop for clothes, I've found that if you're fat, it's easier to find your size than someone who watches their weight! Not right!

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Ricky T.
Ricky T3 years ago

This is great. There's too much body/fat-shaming out there, and those so-called ignorant social commentators allowed a platform to do so because their commercial opportunities depend on the sensationalism.

Body image is crucial factor in people, especially young, where eating disorders & body dysmorphia etc can manifest in this Instagram culture we live in, taking a toll on their mental health.

Good luck to these campaigns, let's celebrate our indifferences.

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ERIKA SOMLAI
ERIKA S3 years ago

noted,thank you

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