Resources

This is a list of videos, articles, books and websites that we have found useful, helpful and inspiring. This is just a start and we plan to continue to add to it. Please let us know if you come across anything that you think we might like!

For Children

  • Sing along with Will.i.am and the gang from Sesame Street – lovely song about self-acceptance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyVzjoj96vs

  • Dance along with Elmo and friends – a song to help you get up and moving!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtDW8hxOrYk

  • Some yoga exercises for kids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmeTZGr_R5Q

 

For Teens (16+)

  • A powerful video about bullying and self-acceptance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY

  • A fun video on body insecurities and self-acceptance by beauty blogger Bubzbeauty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kfZTYymSh_A

  • A girl-driven media activism site

http://poweredbygirl.org/

  • A great site made for young women and by young women. Covers a little bit of everything in a fun, accessible way

http://rookiemag.com/

  •  What it’s like not to love your body – stay til the end of this video to see how we can all make small changes to feel better about our bodies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw7tCEs4tTQ

For Parents

  • A nice, short piece on raising healthy kids

http://www.lensaunders.com/wp/raising-healthy-kids-from-the-inside-out/

  • Interesting piece about how parents can unintentionally pass on negative body image

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/how-do-we-affect-our-daughters-body-image-29077083.html

 

For Teachers

  • A brilliant resource for primary school teachers: ‘Body image in the primary school’ by Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland (available on several online book shops)

http://www.notjustbehaviour.co.uk/publications.html

  •  Great media literacy activities to try in school

http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/en/involved_ideas.htm

  •  Dove Self-Esteem project: Teaching resources

http://selfesteem.dove.co.uk/Teaching_resources.aspx

 

Body image activism – let’s make things better!

  • A great site about challenging and changing our culture. Full of great resources and inspiration

http://www.shapeyourculture.org.uk/

  • A brilliant site about taking back beauty – full of well-researched pieces about body image, media literacy and health

http://www.beautyredefined.net/

  • A global campaign that challenges the culture of body hatred

http://www.endangeredbodies.org/

 

Relevant research

  • Early body dissatisfaction puts kids at risk of eating disorders

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/23/basis-for-eating-disorders-found-in-children-as-young-as-eight?CMP=share_btn_tw

  • As girls get older, their body satisfaction decreases

http://www.dove.com/uk/stories/about-dove/our-research.html

 

Other stuff we like!!

  • A New BMI stands for Body Mind Intelligence and it represents a refreshing approach to health and wellness that focuses on the relationship between the mind and body rather than height and weight. Great website by Peggy Stella.

http://www.anewbmi.com/

  • A great piece about the importance of appreciating the body’s function over it’s appearance

http://theconversation.com/teaching-girls-to-prioritise-function-over-form-for-better bodyimage-11620

  • Tips for feeling better on a bad body image day

http://internal-acceptance-movement.tumblr.com/post/26458379054

  • Interesting read about the motives behind the diet industry

http://sirenmagazine.ie/riots-not-diets/

  • Video about yoga for kids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZyUVQOD7Pg

  •  We’re the superhumans – great video celebrating some remarkable paralympic athletes

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