Episode 194: The Body Positive – Connie Sobczak

On this week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast, we welcome Connie Sobczak, co-founder of The Body Positive – a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a lively, healing community that offers freedom from suffocating societal messages that keep people in a perpetual struggle with their bodies.

The Body Positive teaches people to listen to their bodies, learn and thrive, with the  ultimate goal to end the harmful consequences of negative body image: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, substance abuse, and relationship violence. The Body Positive is especially concerned about poor body image in teens and young adults, which is why they have been training educators and student leaders for more than twenty years to create Body Positive programs in schools and throughout communities. For more than 25 years The Body Positive has helped over a million people in 28 countries worldwide reclaim their health, reduce anxiety and depression, and increase self-compassion and confidence to live full, happy lives. 

Connie’s own experience with an eating disorder in her teen years and the death of her sister Stephanie has inspired her life’s work to help people live with more appreciation and love for their precious bodies. She co-founded The Body Positive in honor of her sister, and to ensure that her daughter Carmen and other children would grow up in a new world—one where people are free to focus on the things in life that really matter. Connie is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body and she has been training Be Body Positive Facilitators for more than twenty years, and uses her creative skills to produce The Body Positive’s curricula, videos, digital courses, and training. Connie’s passion is watching the light that emerges when people recognize and embrace their magnificent, authentic selves.

You do not want to miss this incredible episode! 

In this episode, you’ll hear: 

  • Connie’s inspiring journey through life; 
  • About Connie’s own experience with an eating disorder and the story of how she lost her sister due to an eating disorder;
  • How The Body Positive came to be and about the incredible work that they do to empower women and girls – and change the culture and the world;
  • Stories from The Body Positive community;
  • And so much more.

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

For more information on Connie and The Body Positive, please visit: The Body Positive

Follow The Body Positive on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  

Buy Connie’s book – Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) here
Watch Connie’s inspiring TedTalk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAflHLM9Qrc&t=1s

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