Awesome people, awesome thoughts: the amazing things people are doing to promote positive body image, speak out, and raise awareness of eating & body issues.

Maya Angelou: poet, memoirist, actress, activist

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

-From “Still I Rise”

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

-from “Phenomenal Woman”

Tori Amos & Bj√∂rk: two female musicians who have developed and risen to the top of female artists while maintaining their politics and showcasing songs about body image and women’s issues.