Body Confidence: Living Life out Loud

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Most mornings I look into my bathroom mirror and I say, “I’m a big bright burning star and I’m gonna shine forever!” The reality is some mornings I may not believe it but I say it anyway. It’s my chance to cloak myself in love and assurance before I walk into the world. For me taking risks, albeit calculated, inspires me to live completely, to play the leading role in my one woman show even at times when I’m doubtful or uncertain of the outcome. Having read the late Maya Angelou’s poem The Mask I try my best not to live my life as, “a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke.” What is body confidence? For me it’s living out loud, strong, fearless, and at other times vulnerable, fearful, stomach in knots…its being present in my best moments and forgiving of myself at my worst…it’s knowing when to take things seriously and when to play tag.

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2015 Body Confidence Canada Awards

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We’re proud to announce the 2015 Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCA’S) Recipients

Our recipients actively strive to challenge so-called status quos through arts, fashion, business, human rights, social justice, philanthropy, policy and heath and wellness they are literally helping to reimagine diverse bodies that are living, taking up space, and breaking through boundaries. Our recipientsare Body Confidence and inspire us to celebrate ours.

Stay tuned for more announcements! BCCA 2015  , BY INVITE ONLY! INVITES COMING SOON!

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How to wear all white this summer

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One of the many things  I love about the blog is being able to connect with our supporters. Last month Jill and I ( FITC and BCCA’s) produced a Fatshionraiser: Fat is a Feminist Issue along with The 519 . It was a night of amazing performances, speakers and dialogue . We raised much needed clothing for LGBTQ Newcomers and Refugees who access The 519’s Newcomer Settlement Services. Thank you to all our performers and all the wonderful people that attended and shared their personal stories on our soapbox OUR VOICES MATTER.

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