Finding positive body image in our media-driven society is a hard task, but hunting down body positive pigs doesn’t have to be.
In celebration of Love Your Body Day 2011, Love Your Body Detroit is throwing a weeklong event that not only will make way for people to have a better relationship with their body but also bring awareness to a number of female-owned businesses in the area.
Participating businesses include: Have Hips of Clawson; Rouge Makeup and Nails, Naka, Thicke Madam Boutique, and Painting with a Twist of Ferndale; and City Bird and Pauline’s Closet of Midtown Detroit.
Each business will be hosting a piggy bank that has been decorated by artists and activists from around the country. To participate in the scavenger hunt each participant must take a photo of themselves with as many pigs as they can find.
After their “hunt” send your photos to LYBDetroit@gmail.com and each photo will count as an entry into a raffle with prizes from each participating business. If you visit every pig, your entries into the raffle double. All photos and winners will be announced on Love Your Body Detroit’s Facebook page.
The event begins on Love Your Body Day, Oct. 19 and runs through Sunday Oct. 23. Please check each location, as their business hours will vary.
Love Your Body Detroit is a grassroots nonprofit activism organization dedicated to bringing awareness of weight bias and fat phobia to our community. More information about Love Your Body Detroit and future events can be found at: loveyourbodydetroit.tumblr.com