Let's learn to love our bodies for what they are - a tool. A tool that allows us to walk, to run, to dance, to do all the things we love. Let's thrive, celebrate, and appreciate!
The Chariho Youth Task Force was founded on the core belief of creating a platform that gave voices to the voiceless and empowering youth to improve their collective community through advocacy and action. Because of this, Rebecca felt safe enough to share her personal experiences with an eating disorder at one of our meetings about 6 years ago. After sharing her personal experiences, we quickly realized this was a very real and important issue to the majority of the students around our table. We knew we had to do something, so we started with the simple phrase every BODY is beautiful!
If we were able to get children to believe that they have worth no matter their appearance. That their bodies could allow them to do amazing things, then we could help them combat social pressures and harmful comments as they grow up. To meet that goal, we wrote, illustrated, and published a children’s book titled Every Body is Beautiful. Thanks to the Chariho Rotary Club we were able to get our first edition of it printed! In 2022 the newest rendition of the Every Body is Beautiful book was released on Amazon with digital illustrations.
With the help of many community members, in 2020 we launched our first edition of the EBIB book! Enjoy listening to us read the book together.
Stickers to help spread the message
CYTF Ambassadors walking in at Harvest Acres Fundraiser
Rebecca gives speech at EBIB Community Showcase
Walking in RI Pride
Community Showcase 2018
Pledging Body Positivity Banner
Stickers on mirror bathrooms
Lia, Sarah and Aimee presenting at EBIB Community Showcase
Zoe participating in a Body Positivity Safari activity at Healthy Kids day
Dan, Lia, Sarah, Ryan working with late Super-Intendant Barry Ricci to get EBIB in Chariho schools