This morning, Kate Harding tipped me off to the fact that it’s Love Your Body Day. And no matter what qualms I have with NOW, I’m 100% in support of any effort that calls attention to the negative perceptions of the female body we see in the media.
I celebrated/am celebrating Love Your Body Day by doing the following:
- Ordered some Lunapads. Okay, I had planned to order them before I knew what today was, but it just seemed especially serendipitous, so I had to do it. I love my DivaCup, and decided to order pads because cups are not always advisable with an IUD. The DivaCup really helped me overcome my menstrual hatred, so I was definitely in the mood to give the Lunapads a try. Luna products (and similar products from different brands) help you love your body!
- Go to my Wednesday yoga class, which I’ve been skipping recently. Ironically, as I felt weighed down by life stress, I started slackin in my practice. But today I’m recomitting myself to yoga, because it’s good for me physically, mentally, and emotionally.
- Sending e-cards to friends and family.
- Going to BookWoman, Austin’s feminist bookstore, to buy a body-celebrating book. I’ll be extending the celebration into tomorrow to do this, because I won’t have time to go before yoga, and BookWoman is closer to where I work than to where I live. So to use gas more efficiently, I’m going after work tomorrow. I’m definitely looking forward to this; I’ve been craving a trip to BookWoman for awhile now, but in the interest of saving money, have been putting it off. Now I have an excuse!
Are you celebrating? What are you doing?