Fitness

Am I not body positive anymore?

Body positivity. It’s not as straightforward as you think. I used to think I was being body positive if I loved my body, but apparently, it’s not that simple.

After embarking on my 90 day journey, I got so much negativity and backlash from fans saying that I hated my body. Did having a weight loss goal make me automatically a bad role for body positivity? Did having a fat loss goal make me automatically anti body positive?

I wanted to know if I had ever misused the term “body positivity.” I wanted to know what it really meant, where the movement came from, and who body positivity was actually made for. Are thin people allowed to be a part of the body positive movement or is it just for fat people? I wanted to know if I was out of line.

So, I did some heavy research and conducted interviews with women who were actively involved in the body positive community.

Big thank you to the following women!

Connie Sobczak
Website: https://www.thebodypositive.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conniesobczak

Simone Mariposa
Blog: https://simonemariposa.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonemariposa

Lexi Eleni Placourakis:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexieleni

Natasha Rusilko
Website: https://www.nourished-natasha.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nourishednatasha

Writer & Executive Producer: Cassey Ho
Cinematographer, Sound & Producer: Sam Livits
Editor: Danielle Murray

Sources:
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/opinion/weight-loss-body-positivity.html
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_acceptance_movement
Everyday Feminism: https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/07/body-acceptance-not-for-thin-ppl/
Marie Claire: https://www.marieclaire.com.au/plus-size-models
New York Post: https://nypost.com/2019/07/28/the-secret-high-pressure-world-of-plus-size-models/
Quartz: https://qz.com/quartzy/1373610/american-eagles-body-positive-lingerie-line-aerie-is-thriving-while-victorias-secret-fails/
Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/women-abandon-victorias-secret-for-aerie-photos-2018-2
Adweek: https://www.allure.com/story/victorias-secret-plus-size-model
Paper Mag: https://www.papermag.com/my-weight-loss-body-positivity-2635371259.html?rebelltitem=13#rebelltitem13
Urban Dictionary: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=body%20positivity

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Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality. As the creator behind Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube, she’s transformed millions of lives through helping them achieve their strength and weight-loss goals. She focuses on making fitness fun and the results are evident. Cassey’s unique format, POP Pilates©, which launched as a workout video on YouTube in 2009, has become a live fitness class that can be taken at gyms all over the world with over 3,000 POP Pilates classes being taught monthly. Her authenticity continues to shine through, making her one of the most relatable fitness icons online and beyond. She’s also the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and is the designer of her own activewear line, POPFLEX.

With a wide range of free workout videos available, Cassey’s channel focuses on ab exercises, butt & thigh exercises, arm exercises, pilates, cardio routines, fat burning workouts, high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT), stretching and flexibility routines and so much more!

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