Adios, Barbie: The One Stop Body Image Shop for Identity Issues including Size, Race, Media, and More!
Since the dawn of the world wide web (or at least since 1998), AdiosBarbie.com has been the only site whose mission is to broaden the concepts of body image to include people of all ages, cultures, genders, abilities, sexual orientations, races, and sizes. And while that’s a mouthful, we believe that body image, like identity, happens in the mind. In fact, a person’s body image has very little to do with one’s actual body. Rather, it comes from external influences, beliefs, habits and conversations.
For example, the average American sees 5000 ads per day! How do we process what we see and what we’re sold? Do we question these media messages, or simply ‘ingest’ them? At Adios Barbie, we believe media literacy and critical thinking are powerful tools that positively shape the way we perceive the world and ourselves.
Awareness and action are the antidote. By taking a step back, we can identify where negative or disempowering beliefs originate (e.g., the media, culture, peers, family, our own limiting self-talk). As we grow conscious, we can shift from being passive consumers to an active role, crafting our identities on own terms—instead of trying to keep up with an unattainable ideal.
At Adios Barbie, we create articles, campaigns, lectures, events and other cool things that redefine perceptions of beauty and power. We’re committed to creating a world where everyone is safe and at home with who they are. We say:
Think freely and live fully!
—The Adios Barbie Crew
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