Love Your Body Day is Wednesday, October 19

Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts -- lips, legs, breasts -- airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?

Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. These industries can't use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.

Together, we can fight back.

2010 Love Your Body Grand Prize Winner: Kyla HollisHot Off the Press: The 2011 Posters Are Here!
Order the 2011 Love Your Body Poster. Supplies are limited, so place your order NOW!

The Let's Talk About It project is encouraging women to speak up and speak out about body image -- on camera. It is a unique video campaign, providing a space for women and girls to talk about struggles and success with body image. Read the press release.

If you're on Twitter, you can follow NationalNOW and use the hashtag #lybd to talk about Love Your Body Day and the things you are doing to celebrate! You can also find NOW on Facebook, where we also have a Love Your Body Cause.

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