2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival – The Posts


Today, the National Organization for Women Foundation celebrates its 14th annual Love Your Body Day — a day when women of all sizes, colors, ages and abilities come together to celebrate self-acceptance and to promote positive body image. Since the launch of Love Your Body Day in 1998, NOW Foundation has used the campaign to challenge the unrealistic beauty standards and gender stereotypes promoted by the media, Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries.

Today we are hosting a Love Your Body Day blog carnival, featuring voices from across the Internet.

<!–FYI: Please check back often as this list will continually be updated.


Love Your Body Day: A Woman’s Body Politic, by Erin Matson, NOW Action Vice President Huffington Post

Do You Care For Your Hair?, by Erin Shields, NOW President’s Intern, Say It, Sister!

Love Your Body Day: Candy and Pumpkins and Skimpy Oh My!, by Rachel Sandler, NOW/PAC Intern, Say It, Sister!

Body Hatred Is A Serious Issue, by Katie Kopania, NOW Policy Intern, Say It, Sister!

The Dark Beauty’s Struggle, by Charundi Panagoda, NOW Communications Intern, Say It, Sister!

Some Parents Have Well-Intentioned But Misguided Ideas About Child Beauty Pageants, by Elissa Heller, NOW Field Intern, Say It, Sister!

Five Surprising Ways to Love Your Body This Halloween, by Ashley-Michelle Papon, Adios Barbie: The Body Image Site for Every Body

Reasons why you should feel good about your body, by Kate, Eat the Damn Cake

Love Your Body (In Spite of Yourself) , by Mary N., Just Cancer: I Have Cancer But It Does Not Have Me

Want to love your body? Respect it first, by Caitlin, Fit and Feminist: A feminist’s take on health, wellness and fitness

On I Love My Body, by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Valley Advocate

How I Learned to Love My Body, by Lisa Sendrow, former NOW Policy Intern, YoungSwatFeminist

Love Your Body Day, by Kaitlyn, The Tie Dye Files: Proudly displaying my lifestyle to the world

Love Your Body Day: Nine Good Reads, by Anna Clark, Isak: Celebrating Tales and Truth

Love, Honor and Appreciate Your Body, by Katherine Mullen, Feminist Conscience

All Bodies are Goofy; All Bodies are Beautiful, by DeeLeigh, Big Fat Blog

No really, it’s you not me. , Wong Vivant: Exploring DC through a foodessy

Panther Responds ~ Loving What My Body Does, by aimlesspanther, Feminaust ~ for Australian Feminism

Love Your Body Day: Fashionably Late, Add It Up / AddItWigg.com

Loving My Body, by Robin, HitchDied.com

Love Your Body Day, by Brea, Contentedly Crunchy

A Necessary Discussion of Body Image, by Marisella Rodriguez, Former NOW Communications Intern, What the ERA Means to Me

Love Your Body Day: A Young Professionals Perspective, by Cassie Donahoe, South Suburban Young Professionals, OakCreekPatch

Fat Karma: Recovery from the Diet Paradigm, by Heidi, Adventures in Multiplicity

Love Your Elbows, Raccoonnookkeeper: Thoughts on the complexities of life, love and bananas

Sorry I’m Not Sorry, Clean Eating Chelsey

Girls are meant to be curvy…., by Amanda, Poppies and Ice-cream

I Love My (Fat) Body, by Jill, Real Live Revolution

Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves, TheMoodyMuse

Mirror Images, by Kitty, PurrVersatility

Because I Love My Body, by Susan Klement, Susan’s Musings: A little bit of everything.

Love Your Body Day, by Jaime Collins, University Decisions Lecture Hall Blog

*Quick! Name three of the worst things you see…, by Dania Sacks March, MPH, MSW, PPSC, At The Intersection: Cause You’re Not A Kid Anymore

You Only Get One, After All, by Amy T., Ineffably Lilith/GrrrlRevolution

Love Your Body Day 2011, Takes if SWAGing

Have You Thanked Your Body Today?, Hello Ladies

How I Learned to Love My Body, by Jamie Fleming-Dixon, For Colored Gurls

Three Ways to Love Your Body, by Emily Mangieri, A Lovely Little Life

Airbrushed Skinny, One Hot Crumpet

That There Is Some Magical Shit, Rosie Says

Have You Loved Your Body Today?, by emlit81, I Came To Run: A Journey Through Life, One Mile At A Time

Love Your Body Day 2011, by Nicole Kubon, Decadent Depravity

Love Your Body, don’t jump off a cliff 🙂 , by MsKOgden, Adventures in Breaking your Back

A Letter to My Body , by Krystal, Power Femme

Let’s Talk About Hair, by Joyce, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

How I Learned To Love My Body, by Caroline Bright

Grateful, Noticing the Gap: A Feminist Perspective on Inequality

Lesson #69 , by Lesa, Lesa’s Life Lessons

A Love Letter to My Body, Cheap is Expensive

Love Your Body, Love Your Berries, by Lynn Chen, The Actor’s Diet

My Body: A Lover’s Tour, by Sherry Jones

Love Your Body Day 2011: 5 Ways To Celebrate, by MrsMenopausal, Weighing The Facts

Love Your Body Day! , by Meredith Stokke, MC, LPC, NCC, Food For Thought

Ten steps for falling more deeply in love with your body, by Lisa Faulkner, PhD, Pole Dancing Professor

#SorryImNotSorry, by Elizabeth Beaulac, Outreach Intern, National Women’s Law Center Blog

Today is Love Your Body Day!, by Chloe Angyal, Editor Feministing

Happy Love Your Body Day – and End Fat Talk Week!, Curvaceous Woman Yoga

6 Simple Steps to Gorgeous–No makeup, plastic surgery, or Photoshop necessary., by Lisa, Life Bliss Solutions

Thick Dumpling Skin

Squash the A.N.T.s in Your Head, by HealthyFabRose, HealthyFab20s!

Learning to Love Your Body, by Marsha, A Weight Lifted

Celebrate Love Your Body Day, by Patricia Biesen, ChicagoNow.com

Love Your Body Day , by Talia bat Pessi bat Feige bat Ita bat Gittel, Star of Davida

Loving myself in to love , by Samantha C., Simplifying Sam: An exploration of a life out of control and the struggle to reign it all back in.

Learning to Love my Body, by Cat von Hassel-Davies, Cat Rambles: A German born Yankee living under Carolina blue; reading, writing, & loving it

Youth, Body Image and Aging, JeanOfAllTrades

The Plan to Eventually Love My Body, by Abigail Collazo, Fem2pt0

Love Your Body Day!, Women’s Studies Intern, Fmaily Violence Prevention Center, One in Four…

Loving the body, feminine and otherwise, The Radical Housewife

Celebrate Love Your Body Day This Week, by Ximena R, Care2

budgeting for your body, Dimepiece

Love your body in more ways than one., by Lara Frater, Fat Chicks Rule

Compassion for yourself? This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival, fabrications of my life in technicolor

Celebrate Your Body!, by Heather Shuttleworth, TriSec Blog: News and Information from Falmouth Institute for Tribal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Mmmmmm….Boobies! , by Amanda Janik, PAIR-RANTING

An Ode to the Allender Girl, by Elisabeth Crum & Jennifer Krafchik, Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

Love Your Body Day!, by Angela Zhang, the Dartmouth Center for Women & Gender, and Student Groups’ blog The Dartmouth Smart Mouths

Loving Your Body Throughout Life, by Joanne Tosti-Vasey, President, Pennsylvania NOW Education Fund

Celebrating Love Your Body Day with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, by Rachel Piazza

Love Your Body Day, by Caitlin, Cait Plus Ate

Fat Talk Free Week and #LoveYourBody Day #EndFatTalk #bodyimage, byJanet Zimmerman, a University of Memphis Nutrition Student and Schilling Nutrition Therapy, LLC Intern, Born to Eat!

Love Your Body, In My Stylish Yet Affordable Boots

Love Your Body Day, by Robin Long, The Balanced Life

What Do You Love About Your Body?, Fitness & Feta

Fat is Not a Feeling: Love Your Body Day + Fat Talk Free Week, Becmoming a Better Woman From the Inside Out

Love Your Body., by Molly, Women’s Health Foundation Community Blog

Leave Our Labia Alone, by Dr. Debby Herbenick, My Sex Professor: Sexuality Education

Love Your Body Day: Feeling Good About Sex, by Planned Parenthood League of Mass., Friends With Benefits

Architecting Your Space As An Act Of Love, Wheelchair Dancer

Love Your Body. Today and Every Day, WIN Writing Group

Show Your Body Some Love, by Aleigh, Indigo + Canary

Love Your Body, The Swede Lowdown

Do We Have to Make Body Love the Goal?, by Autumn, The Beheld

It Took Me 40 Years, But I Love My Body!, by Karen C. L. Anderson

Selling Thin in China, by Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

Seeing Through Perfection, Those Graces

Love Your Body! Right. Now. , Life of Something New

Happy Love Your Body Day! , Sherights: Just another pro-woman site

Loving My Body One Orgasm At A Time, 3rd Wave in the 2nd City: A Blog for Today’s Chicago Feminist

Love Your Body Day, NOW-NYC’s FIGUREatively Speaking

Love Your Body Day, by Nadine Ffeldman, A Woman’s Nest

It’s Love Your Body Day! Here’s How to Celebrate, Proud2Bme


Let’s do it for the girls, The Sin City Siren: A feminist outpost in the desert

Body Backlash, by Cheryl

Love your Halloween costume, by Suzanne Scoggins, Take Back Halloween!

October 19: National Love Your Body Day, by Joanna Meriwether

My Body My Friend, Mindful Movement

LOVE YOUR BELLY!, by Princess Farhana

Love Your Body Day, on NOW NYC’s Not Cool!

I Love My Body – With All Its Imperfections, Diary of a Fab Girl

HAPPY LOVE YOUR BODY DAY, EVERYONE!, by Golda Poretsky, H.H.C., BodyLoveWellness.com

#Love Your Body Day!!!, by Julie the SONY Student Ambassador at Case Western Reserve University, #SONY

BODY POLITIC: Love Your (NonNormative) Body , by Kyla Bender-Baird, Girl With Pen

Loving Your Tall Body, Living It Up Tall!

How I learned to love my body, A Sweet Release

How a tiny body taught me how to embrace my own body, by Lindsay, Snarky Mom

How Do I Love Thee Body, Let Me Count the Ways…, by Debra Ann Elliott, High Heels and Hot Flashes

Children’s Body Image Awareness, Reflexions

If He Could Get a “Hot” Girl, Why Would He Want a Fat Girl?, by Heather Corinna, the Ms. magazine blog

The HAES Files: Can I Love My Body and Still Want to Lose Weight?, by Deb Burgard, PhD, healthateverysizeblog, The Association for Size Diversity and Health

How Universal Is Disordered Eating?, by Lena Chen, The Ch!cktionary

Taking Back Your Body, Communications of a Fat Waitress: an idealistic diatribe from a fat feminist

Obesity is Not the Problem, Dances With Fat: Health Comes In All Shapes and Sizes

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Stop Dwelling on Your Non-Existent “Flaws”, by Cristina F. Connors, Size And Substance: Smart Women Speaking Out About Body Image

L*O*V*E, by Connecticut NOW, Speak Out, Sister!

Love Your Body, by CitrusCollision, Breathing for a moment… In the Midst of the Forest

Two-Faced: The Reflection of a Woman, by Kate Fineske, Mothers Central

Ways To Embrace Your Curvy Figure by Stephanie Penn-Danforth, Editor-In-Chief, Daily Venus Diva

Love Your Body Day, by Dr. Deah, Fierce, Freethinking Fatties

Words of Love, by Dr. Deah, Leftovers: The Ups and Downs of a Compulsive Eater

Celebrate Love Your Body Day with a Body Positive Scavenger Hunt!, Communications of a Fat Waitress: an idealistic diatribe from a fat feminist

How I Learned to Love my Body, Prime Time Wellness Blog: Tips and Inspiration for Living a Life You Love

LYBD is BACK!, Write What U Know

My Birthday Gift to Self…, De Mon Lit… musings. utter honesty. hopeful epiphanies

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