30 Day Lady Positivity Challenge

by - Friday, January 25, 2013

I have been thinking a lot about women and beauty- I have been looking a lot at Thinspo and anti-thinspo boards, trying to figure out what else we could be doing to help each other feel positively about ourselves. I am increasingly convinced that it is pointless to try to just claim it doesn't matter to you, because I know very few women who actually don't care. I think one of the simple ways we could do better is to be more concrete and kind toward each other. So I am going to try something here. Last year, I did a 30 day photo challenge on here, and I think I may have done a film one too. I am going to try a 30 day (but only do it on Fridays) challenge where I am open and positive about what I think is beautiful and wonderful about women around me. Let's see where the encouragement takes us. So I am going to try to make a list, and I am looking for suggestions on what is effective and useful praise.

Day 1- Someone who you think underestimates their own beauty.
Day 2- Something that you genuinely think is beautiful that isn't always treated that way.
Day 3- Someone whose strength makes them beautiful.
Day 4- Someone who is beautiful because they are always experimenting with their look.
Day 5- Someone who is beautiful because of their confidence.
Day 6- Something that you think is beautiful about women who are Moms (or Grandmas).
Day 7- Someone who always expresses themselves in a beautiful way.
Day 8- Someone who you think lights up the rooms they are in.
Day 9- Someone who you think is beautifully unique.
Day 10-Someone with great hands.
Day 11- Someone who you think is beautiful because they know what they want from life.
Day 12- Someone you think is bold and courageous.
Day 13- Someone with great skin.
Day 14- Someone whose smile makes you smile.
Day 15- Something that you think is beautiful about yourself.
Day 16- Someone who you think has beautiful curves.
Day 17- Someone who sticks it to gender norms.
Day 18-  A way you think a person's personality makes them beautiful.
Day 19- Someone whose intelligence makes them beautiful.
Day 20- Someone who only gets more beautiful with time.
Day 21- Someone you think has great style.
Day 22- Something you don't have that you find beautiful in other women.
Day 23- Someone whose positive thoughts shine out of their face.
Day 24- Someone who is beautiful because of what they love.
Day 25- Someone who radiates warmth and love.
Day 26- Someone with great hair.
Day 27- Someone who is beautiful because of how they see, not only how they look.
Day 28- Someone who is hilarious and that makes them beautiful.
Day 29- Someone with beautiful eyes.
Day 30- Something that you didn't notice before as beautiful, but you do now.

Alright, what am I missing? Who wants to try to do this with me? I am going to do it every friday, and I might link the post to facebook too. The heart of the idea is to just be deliberate and outspoken in the ways we love each other, because I think that specificity is powerful.

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