What Is the Body Love Conference?
The Body Love Conference is a progressive, positive, high-energy event centered on the belief that all people deserve to embrace and love the skin they’re in, right now.
The Conference is the first of its kind, the physical manifestation of the growing international Body Love movement: a safe, supportive space where participants can celebrate and inspire each other and themselves to change their world, and love their bodies.
2014 was a wild success with over 400 attendees, and it’s happening again on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 in sunny Tucson, Arizona! People of all sizes, shapes, shades, ages, sexes, gender identities, and abilities are invited to join us in Tucson, Arizona for a day of revolutionary lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and movement classes, led by inspiring speakers and subject matter experts.
Whether you are taking your very first steps towards self-love and acceptance, or are a bonafide Body Love advocate/activist, The Body Love Conference is a life-changer (and world-changer!) you won’t want to miss.
Planning for the two-day national/international 2016 Body Love Conference is well underway, so join us this June and plan on continuing your Body Love Revolution with us next year!
Why The Body Love Conference Is Important
Every day we, and the children around us, see nearly 3,000 advertisements portraying a singular representation of what a desirable body looks like. As we read magazines, walk by newsstands, and engage in social media, we are reminded that there is only one acceptable way to exist. Unfortunately, the chance of us identifying with the socially approved ideal is next to none.
This is a direct extension of a historical marketing scheme that was created to encourage us to purchase perfection—to spend our money chasing an altered, photoshopped, and ultimately unachievable goal. While this earns the weight loss and beauty industries billions of dollars every year, the cost is much more than monetary for the rest of us. The majority of modern social ills can be, at least in part, traced back to that simple concept of selling perfection: depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, poor relationship skills, hopelessness—even suicidal tendencies.
Talking about this pervasive media message is a crucial step toward a healthier and happier society, and we believe The Body Love Conference is a perfect way to extend that conversation to our community and to instigate that change. Join the conversation!