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Friday, September 18, 2015

Body positivity amidst Boise bustle

Beautiful Downtown Boise   (Photo by Patrick R.)
Amidst the hustle and bustle of America’s heartland stood one lone female in a bikini. She was not some rail-thin supermodel; in fact, she described herself as “fat.”

Determined to promote the message that “all bodies are valuable,” Amy Pence-Brown had propped up a sign in front of her which read:  I’m standing for anyone who has struggled with a self-esteem issue like me…

Passersby responded beautifully.  One woman immediately rushed over to tell Pence-Brown that she was “brave and powerful,” and to give her a hug.  Many offered written, verbal and non-verbal affirmations.

The human body is a precious one, a gift to be cherished.  Anyone who seeks a miracle might just want to look in the mirror.  No matter what the fashion world promotes, all bodies are works of art, science and so much more.


Copyright September 18, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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