Body-Positive Resources

Books, Media & Literature

LGBTQ-friendly Colleges & Student Resources

College can be a confusing and overwhelming time, but there are organizations making it easier for LGBTQ folks to adapt to campus life. This comprehensive guide from the team at Affordable Colleges Online can help!

Check it out: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/

And visit this guide from Accredited Schools Online for more resources, including how to deal with common hardships LGBT students face, available scholarships, and a wide array of external resources.

Check it out: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/lgbtq-student-support/

“Plastic Bodies” by Shiela Pree Bright

This amazing artist’s “Plastic Bodies” series show the impact that media and advertising play in defining beauty for girls and women, and how Barbie is used in Western culture to encourage one standard of beauty.

Check it out!

Body and Soul Boosting Buys

VoluptuArt

Calendars, cards and paintings by artist Kristine Paton depicting beautiful, bountiful women.

Check ’em out: www.VoluptuArt.com

Party In My Pants Cloth Menstrual Pads

Sporting the outrageous acronym “P.I.M.P.,” these fashion-forward cloth menstrual pads help you flow in eco-friendly style.

Check ’em out: www.partypantspads.com

Vinnie’s Tampon Cases

Know your flow! Tired of your ‘pons getting crushed in your purse? Let Vinnie’s Tampon Case protect your assets during that time of the month.

Check ’em out: www.vinnieangel.com

The Anti-Panti

Anti-panti is the answer to all this underwear nonsense…thongs, g-strings, low-riders, briefs, boy-cut, bikini–the list never ends. With anti-panti you don’t have to choose. Antipanti is an adhesive-backed cotton disc that sticks to the inside of your pants and eliminates the need to wear underwear.

Check ’em out: www.antipanti.com

Dolls Like Me

Dolls are where girls get early lessons about self-image and identity. When people have told me that “Barbie’s just a doll,” I’ve argued that she’s a metaphor for a social predilection toward whiteness, and the privileges that go along with it. Girls of color can suffer from an identity distortion when they don’t see images of themselves represented in popular culture and the media. There’s a self-esteem issue here.

Dolls Like Me is a toy retailer with a conscience. They provide better books, toys and baby gifts that accurately represent today’s children.

Check ’em out: www.dollslikeme.com