We are constantly bombarded with messages about how our bodies should and should not look. Messages from the media and even our peers and family constantly pressure us to aspire to unrealistic standards of beauty. It is important that we shift our societal attitudes to be inclusive of the diversity of bodies and reject the culture of body shaming.
As part of this effort, Rock The Naked Truth and AWARE Youth collaborated on a series of body positive comics. With the affirmation that no one should ever have to prove that they are healthy enough, pretty enough or muscular enough to deserve respect. These comics acknowledge the painful reality that not all bodies are accepted or viewed equally in society.
This is the first of the series, titled UNCHAINED: