Michael | Male, Caucasian, He/Him

What does “body positivity” mean to you? How has your body image changed over time? How does your body image play a role in your identity or even in your daily life?

Body positivity is striving to recognize beauty in all of its forms.

How has body image affected your mental and emotional health? What’s something that helps you feel comfortable in your own skin?

Not measuring up to traditional beauty standards can be uncomfortable and tricky. Recognizing that you are a unique and conscious individual helps.

How can we talk about our body image with our loved ones in a way that is supportive and helpful? How has the media influenced your body image?

It is necessary to understand that social media is just people presenting a highly polished, synthetic version of themselves. It is not worthwhile to compare your real self to that.

Is there a specific message that you’d like to convey by participating in this project?

Be confident and try new things.