Body-shaming is an epidemic. Body Confidence Awareness Week (BCAW) helps to create systemic shifts in schools and community organizations by addressing body and/or appearance-based discrimination and Gender Based Violence through awareness, prevention and intervention. We are thrilled to have Body Confidence Awareness Week recognized across two of Canada’s largest school boards . This October more that 300,000 students and over 600 schools across two provinces will be able to celebrate #BCAWEEK.
Photo credit: Elliot Parrott with edits by Valida Jafarov
EveryBODY has a story and a purpose – and on October 6, the 4th annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs) brought together a diverse and inclusive community to recognize 11 outstanding champions of body positivity, equity and diversity!Read More
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It’s International No Diet Day party people! Slim fast shakes, waist trainers, obsessive calorie-counting, and clothing that’s been sitting in the back of your closet that doesn’t fit with tags still on BE GONE! But seriously this is a day we should all celebrate regardless of our size. It’s a day where we all can stand up against the diet demons that try to suggest the myth that weight is mutable — something that we can inherently change—that it’s a simple ‘state of mind’ as to whether someone is fat or skinny. It’s a day when we can focus on who we are as whole people rather than exclusively focusing on the aesthetics. Now don’t get us wrong it’s not a crime to invest in ones aesthetics BUT when looks become the center of how someone defines themselves exclusively that’s when we’ve got some self-reflecting to do!Read More
Days of impulse shopping are long gone! When we were younger we wanted to buy anything and everything. Today many of us have realized that shopping is about quality not quantityRead More
Christmas is exactly 5 months from today but you don’t have to wait until the holidays to wear your favourite pieces. I don’t know about you but I gave up waiting for special occasions to wear my fierce frocks cause the truth is your whole life is a special occasion.Read More
The excitement has begun! The 2nd Annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs) will take place in Toronto, ON September 9, 2014 International Day of Beauty.
Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs) acknowledges Canada-based recipients actively fighting against stereotypes, judgments, policies, and discrimination that attempt to label marginalized bodies (i.e. fat, racialized, dis/abled etc.) as unhealthy, uninspired, or underachieving for instance.Read More