Announcing: NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival on Wednesday, Oct. 19

Calling All Bloggers! Are you ready to sound off on unrealistic beauty standards and the effects of advertising on women and girls? Or share healthy ways to feel good about yourself or cultivate self-esteem? Now is your opportunity! On Wednesday, Oct.19, the NOW Foundation will host a Love Your Body Day blog carnival, featuring voices from across the Internet – and you’re invited to add yours.

Each year NOW Foundation celebrates Love Your Body Day to send a positive message to women and girls that beauty comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. This year’s blog carnival will encourage women to come together to celebrate a day of self-acceptance and promote positive body image by contributing their unique voices.

To participate in the blog carnival, please email the link to your blog post to lybd2011 {at} yahoo {dot} com (or post a link in the comments below) by Friday, Oct. 21. Beginning on Love Your Body Day (Wednesday, Oct. 19), we will post the list of participants.

Please remember to include the following text link in your blog post: “This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival” linking to:

Here are some suggested topics to choose from:

  • Advertising/media influence on women and girls
  • How I learned to love my body
  • Airbrushing and other tricks that create unrealistic beauty standards
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dieting and eating disorders
  • Negative, narrow gender stereotypes
  • Colorism » Loving your body and disability
  • Children’s body image awareness

Please note that the topics listed above are only suggestions and bloggers are not limited to those topics.

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