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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Body Positive Guide For Girls


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Learning to Love Your Body is an empowering guide for girls to support the development of positive body image. In this book, girls are encouraged to view their body as an incredible instrument that allows them to do, see and feel. The concept of self-love is introduced and practical self-care tips are included to build resilience and emotional intelligence.  This book was written for every girl, regardless of whether or not they are exhibiting signs of negative body image. We are living in an incredibly visual world and unfortunately it’s becoming increasingly hard for girls to escape internalising the pressure of perfection. Prevention is key: Every girl deserves to be taught about self-love and self-acceptance.

Learning to Love Your Body encourages girls to do more and see more through empowering illustrations that show girls exploring, creating and embracing who they are.  The powerful illustrations by Carol Rossetti show truly diverse characters celebrating their different bodies. So-called ‘imperfections’ (such as stretch marks, pimples and cellulite) are shown in order to normalise characteristics which, though completely natural, are not usually portrayed in children’s books or popular media.  Learning to Love Your Body has been written so that children younger than eight should be able to navigate the book if assisted by a parent or teacher. Each of the characters in the book are shown before and after puberty. In this way a girl can see the physical changes on a range of diverse bodies and appreciate that these changes look different on everyone.

As of September 5th, this project has raised $14,000 of their $24,000 goal. This project has 7 days left to raise the $24,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $1, you will get a PDF poster.  For a pledge of $16, you will get one hardcover book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1945795041/the-body-positive-guide-for-girls-0?

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