Creative task: ‘The idea of a social campaign for body positive movement’

The unit: “Let’s talk about beauty standards. From ancient times to body positivity in the
21st century”

Does the way we perceive ourselves have an impact on our behaviour, the attitude to the
world and other people? Can my appearance – whether I am fat or slim, old or young, bald or
ginger haired, shaved or with natural hair covering some parts of my body- define me as a
human? Is it possible NOT to follow the appointed trends and beauty standards and simple
being MYSELF?

Nowadays more and more people struggle with the problem of accepting their own
appearance, which leads to eating disorders, depression, social alienation and even suicidal
attempts. Judging and evaluating others by their look seems to be a real curse of the modern
world and social media being considered by many as an unquestionable source of

Let’s try not to be pigeonholed. Let’s resist some visions being forced by others and just
become ourselves not bothered by the way we look. As we know, the standards, the ideals
in the history of the mankind have been already changed and definitely are going to be
modified again.

The task, connected with the above considerations, is to create a POSTER and a SLOGAN
that can promote a campaign supporting the idea of BODY POSITIVNESS obviously leading to
self- acceptance.

The poster can be prepared in any possible technique such as drawing or painting on a sheet
of paper or you may use the SKETCHBOOK apps (Google play). Do not forget to make up the
original slogan as a crucial part of your campaign.

All those tasks could just be the beginning of some bigger action in your neighbourhood for
example in a local culture centre or school, which may draw attention to the overwhelming
self-acceptance issue and the idea of BODY POSITIVNESS.

Here you can find some posters promoting the ‘Body positive’ movement.