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Thank you for supporting The Body Positive!

Your tax-deductible contribution, small or large, will go directly to supporting the development of our many wonderful projects for both youth and adults.

This Is Beauty™

Our 2012 year-end fundraising campaign brought in nearly $6,000 of the $7,000 we need to launch This Is Beauty™, our new social media campaign that will inspire people to re-envision their definition of beauty. Thanks to our generous donors, we are now gathering This Is Beauty™ stories to accompany our first video project with Jessica Diaz (watch video trailer above). Our goal is to have several This Is Beauty™ stories up on our website in February.

The stories included in This is Beauty™ will introduce the radical idea that it is possible to fully inhabit one's body and trust one's hungers and desires. The stories, told in video and other forms of artistic expression, will be a vision of what we know is possible--to experience beauty as the authentic, open-hearted, and vulnerable expression of oneself.

Our current fundraising goal is to raise the next $15,000 we need to pay for the editing of stories we receive from the public. With your support, people will be able to send in raw footage, photographs, audio stories, etc., and we can turn them into This Is Beauty™ videos. It is an exciting project that is already doing a lot to end body hatred! We're interested in your beauty story, too. Contact Connie Sobczak for submission details. We thank you for your generosity!

Be Body Positive Curriculum in Public Schools

We are writing grant proposals and raising private donations in order to donate the BodyTalk DVD for Teens to 100 public high schools in California. The video features students challenging the messages society promotes about weight, health, and beauty that cause so many young people to hate their bodies. With every donation of $75 or more (see below), a public school will receive a copy of our wonderful peer-to-peer educational tool that provides students with positive inspiration for improving their health and self-image.

Please spread the word about The Body Positive to your friends by clicking the link above! If you are making your donation in the name of someone who referred you to our organization, please add their name on the donor information page so we can thank them personally.

Please choose a gift from the list below for your generous contribution!

  • Up to $10: Our eternal love and appreciation
  • $10 to $24: This Is Beauty button
  • $25 to $74: Discover your Healthy Weight DVD and button
  • $75 to $149: BodyTalk DVD of your choice and button (DVD for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-12)
  • $150 to $499: BodyTalk DVD set, Discover your Healthy Weight DVD, and button
  • $500 and up: Be Body Positive introductory workshop attendance for you or someone of your choosing & all of the gifts listed above.

♥We are happy to donate your DVD gift to a school of your choice or send it to you so you can deliver it yourself! Email with school information (name, contact person, and mailing address) if we are sending it for you. We do have a list of schools in need, and can make the choice for you.

With deepest gratitude,


Connie Sobczak


Elizabeth Scott

Co-Founders, The Body Positive

The Body Positive is a sponsored project of the Tides Center, a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.