Hello everyone ! I have introduced myself a few weeks ago. Today I am very thankful to have the opportunity to introduce the announced topic of the week: “Ecoqueer perspectives on bodypositivity and mindful sexuality”.
I decided to broach a topic which is linked to my personal as well as my professional interests.
What am I talking about?
I am convinced that there a a few very specific queer perspectives on the connection from ourselves to our bodies and our sexuality that are worth to explore. Some of the questions I ask myself and get asked I want to share with you this week. And I really appreciate every thought, every answer! To make you more curious, these are some of the issues #bodyshaming #bodypositivity #badbodyimage #sexualperformance #selfcare #selfpleasure #mindfulsexuality and a few more of course
The focus today will be on “body shaming and self-acceptance”.
I think a bad body image, experiences of body shaming, fat shaming and lookism are obviously unhealthy but also part of (mainstream) gay culture. On a personal level it also can put boundaries to enter queer community, because you think you do not fit in. Certain body tipes are often linked to unhealthy lifestyle and a weak character. But no matter how you look, in one way or another maybe all of us have suffered from body shaming, bad body images and low self-esteem beacuase of body issues.
Maybe you want to share some ideas, questions or even experiences.
• How did your body image and self-acceptance change over the years?
• Do you think „queerness“ includes a non-heteronormative perspective on bodies?
• How do you deal with lookism in queer communities?
To give you some inspiration I invite you to read this wonderful comic from italian cartoonist Giopota https://www.ohjoysextoy.com/more-than-inches-by-giopota/
This story resumes some of the aspects of today’s questions
And finally: If you don`t want to share ideas, thoughts or questions here in public - feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a fab start in this new week.
Hugs, Jordi aka Jan