Body positivism: The right to love oneself
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This year, SPISFO wants to mark International Slim-Free Day with a theme night on body positivism. How can we talk about body and dieting? How does it affect us having our western body ideals?
International Slim Free Day, which is held every year on May 6 and aims to promote acceptance, inclusion and diversity.
Carina Carlsen, also known as Fet, but taken will give a talk this evening. Carina is a nurse, body positive and burlesque artist. Few people have greater involvement and more balls in the air than Carina, she works hard and engages in many important and current issues and topics.
As she herself says, "we live in a society where it is considered worse to be fat than to be naughty," and Carina wants to do something about it. Through activism in many different forms, she contributes to more diversity and greater understanding of body, sexuality and mental health.
What does body positivism really mean?
Carina says that body positivism for her is about accepting her own body and having good mental health directly linked to her own self-image, but also to accepting the body and appearance of others. “I have worked hard in recent years to make body positivism a word we use in everyday life, and the dream is of course to be able to write a book on the subject. I hope more people are on the wave - it's not about ignoring health and all that, but about loving oneself and being at ease with being okay. Don't get sick because you don't meet the unrealistic demands society has. "
The event is free and open to everyone.