If you could say one thing to your body, what would it be? What would you say to the part of the YOU the world doesn’t see? Here’s an excuse to get it out. The Identity of She made a pledge to change society’s distorted views on body image. We gathered women from all around the globe to say the words “I love my body as it is.” We created a movement. And now, we’re taking it a step further and we need your help!
For The Identity of She, body positivity doesn’t stop at just the physical body. We want to include every aspect of our bodies and get down to the nitty gritty when we discuss true body love; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. So, we’ve created The Dear Body Project and a printed and digital magazine called Dear Body Magazine.
Dear Body Magazine: Edition One was a collection of stories of women who wrote personal letters to their bodies. Alongside the letters were photos, artwork and other media expressing how to achieve a positive body image. Dear Body Magazine: Edition One was also featured in Amber Rose’s May Subscription Box.
Dear Body Magazine: Edition Two was an ode to women’s history as we tackled the historical existence of body shame, and the brainwashing of beauty standards. It also had several articles about sexual liberation, feminism and freedom and included a pull-out body love quote poster.
Dear Body Magazine: Edition Three was a visual Body Party where we celebrated women of all shapes and sizes in whatever made them feel most empowered: whether it meant nudity or modesty. The issue also included a Body Love To Do List pull-out poster.
Dear Body Magazine: Edition Four was dedicated to self-discovery and also included self-help worksheets from @betteringbecca, a body love & ED recovery activist and blogger.
Dear Body Magazine: Edition Five is called “Reclaiming My Time, Reclaiming My Body” and will be dedicated to reclaiming ownership over your body. It will also include helpful information about rape culture, sexual assault and the effects of the abortion ban on today’s society.
Submission Guidelines for Edition Five:
Writing (articles, blogs, short stories, poetry, etc.) No more than 700 words.
Song and Dance (music videos, songs, dance routine, etc.) No more than 3-5 minutes. Longer
submissions need prior approval via email. Submissions must be made to a public YouTube or SoundCloud. Link must be accurate when sent to us.
Photography / Videography / Fine Art (paintings, drawings, sculpture, short films, photos, videos, etc.) For fine art please submit high quality pictures of the work. All files no larger than 25 MB.
Past work is alright! You don’t need to create new work to be able to participate in the challenge.
The winner of the challenge will receive a full page feature and a front cover mention in our second issue of Dear Body Project Magazine - a visual exploration of self-image. Some of the strongest pieces from the
challenge will be selected to be featured in the magazine as well!
Please submit all entries to TIOS at: hello@IdentityofShe.com.
Submission Deadline: AUGUST 19th, 2019 Questions? We got you. just email us.