This past year, I, Alexis Chia, was fortunate enough to be provided the opportunity, by Chicago Youth Talks, to speak about my journey. In this talk, I discussed the importance of teen body positivity. With the overwhelming prominence of social media's influence on teenager's body image, it's important to have a safe platform where teens can learn to accept themselves.
Body positivity is all about accepting and loving your body as is. It's the idea that all bodies are good bodies. Sounds pretty simple, right? But it isn't always easy to practice. It requires letting go of society's prescribed ideas of what is and what isn't beautiful. Thankfully, there's a group of teen activists leading the charge. Watch and listen to their unique stories, and brace yourself for some mega body positivity vibezzz.