To: Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment

Join the Self-Love Club!

Join the Self-Love Club!

I pledge...

To shut down any body shamers (even the one in my head!). I promise to stop speaking negatively about my body or others. When I catch myself body bashing, I will do my best to make a correction by saying something positive about myself.

To surround myself with people and messages that promote self-care, self-love, and respect for all. I will treat my body with kindness and compassion, and encourage my loved ones to do the same.

To think critically about media messages and peer pressure from friends and family. I will curate my social media content to be body positive by following people and posts that are aligned with my values. I will unfollow accounts that negatively affect the way I feel about my body and myself.

To remember that everybody has the right to live in a body in which they feel safe, included, valued, and accepted regardless of differences. I will show appreciation for diversity; recognizing that people come in all colors, shapes, and sizes.

To remind myself that everyone is so much more than their appearance. I will remind myself that my body size, shape, and weight are not what make me, me. I know that the size of my heart is more important than the size of my waist, and I will not let numbers define my self-worth.

Why is this important?

Reject toxic body ideals and start learning to love yourself unapologetically.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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