Body neutrality

  • Observe your body without making any judgements.
  • Acknowledge when you don’t feel good about your body, but don’t put yourself down for it.
  • Focus on what your body can achieve, and celebrate that.
  • Start using Alternatives to beauty-based compliments
    • In fact, don't ever comment on someone's appearance, positively or negatively, unless they ask for your opinion. Not even if they're the hottest person you've ever seen.
      • You can compliment what they did with their hair though.
      • Especially don't make it a compliment that someone lost weight. It's just retroactive body-shaming, plus, it's unnecessary when you could just have a conversation like "Hey, you've lost weight, doing something new? … Do you feel good?"

What links here

  • Notes on gender and sexuality
  • How to give compliments?
Created (9 months ago)