The Body Positive Journal (Diary)
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This joyful and empowering guided journal encourages readers to love and value their body as it is.
Let go of judgement and shame and replace with love and appreciation for your body. Body image advocate Virgie Tovar, founder of Babecamp, shares the role of journaling in her own relationship to her body and offers writing prompts, visual prompts, and inspiring short essays to allow readers to alternatively unload emotional baggage and enjoy a therapeutic, carefree journaling moment to themselves.
With vibrant, inclusive artwork and a playful sticker sheet at the back, this guided journal is the perfect gift for anyone looking to embrace body positivity and celebrate bodies of every shape and size.
ENGAGING AUTHOR: Virgie Tovar is an authority in this space: She is an author, an activist, and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on weight-based discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a self-guided online course designed to help people break up with diet culture and the originator of the campaign #LoseHateNotWeight, which led to a TedX talk.
LIGHTHEARTED APPROACH: The Body Positive Journal is playful and empowering as it offers guidance for being comfortable and happy in your body regardless of size, and for letting go of societal rules and judgments around weight in a fun and engaging way.
• Fans of Virgie Tovar and other body image advocates like Katie Sturino, Jessamyn Stanley, Lizzo, Aidy Bryant, and Lindy West
• People who want to stop dieting and find peace with their bodies
• Newcomers to body positivity looking for a way to dive into the movement
About the Author
Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on weight-based discrimination and body image. She holds a master's degree in sexuality studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race, and gender. She is a contributor for FORBES where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. She is the founder of Babecamp, a self-guided online course designed to help people break up with diet culture. She started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 gave a TedX talk on the origins of the campaign. Tovar edited the anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012), and she is the author of You Have The Right To Remain Fat (Feminist Press August 2018), which was placed on the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer List, and The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity For Girls Of Color (New Harbinger Publications, 2020). Her podcast, REBEL EATERS CLUB, is Transmitter Media's first original production and is available on Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher. Season 2 of the show debuted in January 2021. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, Tech Insider, the BBC, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, Yahoo Health, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in San Francisco.
Lucila Perini is a digital illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.