We’ve put together this online starter pack for anyone who is interested in sharing messages around positive body image and challenging those who seek to make a profit from body shame.
Use the pack to get inspired, share the materials, images and videos; perhaps set up a discussion group online or in person; if you're creative make some images/posters that others can share; maybe you like to write, you could start a blog on the body image issue that affects you the most; maybe you like making videos, the possibilities are endless! The more we share, discuss and create around this issue the better, the images and messages that make people hate their bodies and by extension themselves, are so prevalent, we need to be sharing positive and challenging material as much as possible to immunise people against the expectations created by the drive for profit at all costs. Whether you can spare a lot of time or a little, it all makes a difference!
Click on the links below to download the files.
- Digital images to share on social media, including some formatted for Facebook cover photos
- Links to information on Ditching Dieting
- A pocket guide to Intuitive Eating by Susie Orbach
- Tips on getting started with Twitter and Facebook
- Links to inspiring YouTube videos on the subject
- Visuals and information from our project for schools and youth groups, Shape Your Culture.
We will be adding to these folders soon with more material on effective social media tips and other practical and creative campaigning tactics.