Although they might be used interchangeably, body positivity and body confidence are certainly different things. Feeling confident, accepting, and maybe even loving of your own body can be wonderful, but is a feeling that is limited to just you and your experience. Body positivity, on the other hand, is a social justice movement. It’s rooted in the idea that all bodies are good bodies, and that we can’t make assumptions about someone based on the way their body looks.
Yep, you heard me! Just because someone’s body looks a certain way doesn’t mean we can make any assumptions or judgements on things like the way they eat, move, or personality characteristics. The idea that we can is a common cultural misconception that comes from our culture’s obsession with the thin ideal (oh hey, diet culture).
Enjoy this short clip on what body positivity is and is not, and leave a comment below with any other thoughts or questions! Want to learn more about what it’s like to work with a non-diet dietitian or yoga teacher? Schedule your free discovery call to chat or check out my online yoga class, Moxie on the Mat!