WHAT IS BODY POSITIVITY?
Body positivity refers to the assertion that all people deserve to have a positive body image, regardless of how society and popular culture view ideal shape, size, and appearance.
Some of the goals of the body positivity movement include:
More on body positivity: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-body-positivity-4773402
Two online platforms devoted to perimenopausal and menopausal advocacy are joining to launch a body positivity essay contest. Navigating the Change and The Real Peri Meno agree with advocates of the body positivity movement that beauty is a social construct that should not be tied to a person’s self-worth.
However, much of the body-positivity conversation has been focused on body size and fat shaming. We want to add to the conversation by opening up a discussion about age and menopause. Therefore, we’re hosting a body-positivity essay contest to broaden the conversation!
Please consider one of the following question prompts. If you have your own, that’s fine, as long as it is centered on body positivity and age or menopause.
CRITERIA and PROCESS
1st Place: The winner will receive $50, a Real-Change Gift Pack, and her essay will be published on Navigating the Change and The Real Perimeno.
2nd Place: The winner will receive $25, a Real-Change Gift Pack, and her essay will be published on Navigating the Change and The Real Perimeno.
3rd Place: The winner will receive $10, a Real-Change Gift Pack, and her essay will be published on Navigating the Change and The Real Perimeno.
Runners-up: Essay will be published on Navigating the Change and The Real Perimeno.
The Real Peri Meno is devoted to all things perimenopause - the science, treatments, care, understanding, personal experiences, relationships, culture and more. The brain child of Keisha D. Edwards, The Real Peri Meno developed out of her own shock-and-awe experience with perimenopause and navigating the disjointed U.S. medical system in search of answers, support and relief.
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