Mother and voice-over actor, Heidi HawkinsTanja-Tiziana

Love your body
Introduction
What if, after celebrating the New Year, we showed ourselves some kindness and appreciated who we are right now? Nine inspiring Torontonians bare all and describe their journeys to self-love

Every January, the headlines at newsstands are pathetically predictable. “New year, new you! Lose weight! Diet! Change your life!” It’s enough body shaming to make even the most confident among us feel insecure. We’re led to believe that the only thing holding us back from having a better year is sheer willpower – and those last five pounds.

Mother and voice-over actor, Heidi HawkinsTanja-Tiziana
Mother and voice-over actor, Heidi Hawkins

But what if we were told something different? What if we showed ourselves some kindness and appreciated who we are right now?

It’s with those questions in mind that NOW created the Love Your Body issue. For the last three years, we’ve featured dozens of inspiring Torontonians willing to bare all to help promote body positivity. These individuals are beautiful and diverse – in size, shape, race, age, ability and gender – with stories that touch on tragedy, transformation, reclamation, love and, most of all, acceptance. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Now Toronto

21 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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