What would you say to your body if you could? What would you say to the part of YOU the world sees? 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.
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 Project: Edition One was a collection of stories of women who wrote personal letters to their bodies. Alongside the letters where photos, artwork and other media expressing body image. Dear Body Project: Edition One was featured in Amber Rose's May Subscription Box.
Dear Body Project: 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 Project: 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 Project: Edition Four is dedicated to self discovery and will also include self help worksheets from @betteringbecca, a body love & ed recovery activist and blogger. How do you discover self love? Your challenge is to show us in the form of creative media. Submit past work or create new work!
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
Past work is alright! You don’t need to create new work to be able to participate in the challenge.
All entries will be printed in Edition 4 of Dear Body Magazine. Edition 4’s theme is self-discovery! The winner of the challenge will be featured on the front page and will receive two free copies of Dear Body Magazine: Edition 4.
Please submit all entries to TIOS at: TheIdentityofShe@gmail.com.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Feb 2, 2019
Questions? We got you. just email us.