When we asked if you’ve ever been bullied because of your physical appearance, 90% of you said yes. Now get ready to say a big N-O to bodysnarking. We’re taking on the body bullies—and we’re not backing down. Here are three easy ways you can take action today:
1. Post a Stamp Out Bodysnarking badge on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or anywhere else you want people to see it. (right click to save the image you want to share)
2. Take the quiz: Are you a Bodysnark Offender or a Body Image Booster?
3. Stop the negativity by spreading some confidence. What's your Proud2Bme Moment? Let's see it!
"In middle school I heard a girl comment on how another girl looked 'chunky' and that no one should be friends with her because of it. This comment, which wasn't even directed towards me, changed the way I saw myself." Read Mary Streech's story of how bodysnarking was linked to her eating disorder.
"You taught me to be stronger, to stand a little prouder, yell a little louder." 15-year-old Megan Landry wrote "Stronger" as a response to the bullies who tried, unsuccessfully, to make her a victim. Watch the video she made herself and read the lyrics to "Stronger."
Need some advice on how to deal when you're on the receiving end of snarky comments about your appearance? Check out these tips from a teen who's been there.