How Comfortable are Chicago Women with Their Bodies?

Want to be a model? Now’s your chance – well, Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1-2 pm at 343 W. Erie (3rd Floor) is your chance.

You don’t have to lift weights or go on a juice cleanse this week to be part of this Chicago photo shoot.

You simply have to be comfortable in your own skin.

Did I lose you? (no this isn’t a nude photo shoot, it’s a body positivity photo shoot.)

I know that can be hard to do when everyone’s still working on their summer bodies, but one Chicago blogger has confidence in you, and you should, too.

“Publicly posting photos of your body as a plus size woman, or a woman who has cellulite, or a woman with stretch marks, or any of a number of perceived “flaws” is considered incredibly brave. But, it shouldn’t be,” according to Dāsha Guyton, an award-winning Lifestyle Blogger for Windy City Wardrobe, Wardrobe Stylist, and Self-Love Advocate based in Hyde Park.

Chicago is helping women embrace their bodies (apple, pear, or otherwise), this Saturday, May 20, 2017, for a special body positivity photo shoot.

You are not a Pair of Jeans:

“As long as you chase after current beauty standards you’ll never feel beautiful,”  Guyton shares with Windy City Cosmo, “Body shapes go in and out of style just as quick as fashion trends, but you are not a pair of jeans, you are a person and you’ve only got one body, so choose to love the once you’re in.”

Guyton has been inspiring women to embrace who they are through her blog posts and her services. This body positivity movement started when she wrote 11 Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following and these Instagram posts here , here and here.

“This caught the attention of Chicago Woman Magazine, and I was asked to start a monthly column about body positivity,” Guyton shares.

I'm 5'6, I weigh 250lbs and in the past 12 months I only caught a cold once. My doctor did a full physical and gave me a clean bill of health. I just wanted you all to know healthy comes in many shapes and sizes. #FeelingMyself #BodyDiversity 👊 . . . . 📸by @deependreview #biracialbeauty #30plusstyle #bodypositive #fatgirlsbewinning #tcfstyle #goldenconfidence #boldncurvy #curvyncurly #psfashion #plussizefitness #wearwhatyoulove #styleinfluencer #femmeofcolorvisibility #browngirlswhoblog #chicagoinfluencer #wearwhatyouwant #realoutfitgram #blacklesbians #bopowarrior #allbodiesaregoodbodies #stylecollective #bodyacceptance #hydeparkchicago #fashionforall #stylecollectivesisters #afrolatina #styleblog #lovemyshape

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Does your body image affect your sex life?

As part of Windy City Wardrobe’s body positivity movement, Guyton is hosting a photo shoot for Chicago women. This photoshoot will help gather information about Chicago woman’s views on their body via this body image survey, which includes questions where you have to be honest with yourself. Who do you think influences your views on your body? Does your body image affect your sex life?

The photos and information gathered from this survey will be used to promote body positivity.

Participate in The Body Positivity Photo Shoot May 20th:

To sign-up for this Chicago body positivity photo shoot, please use this Facebook event link.  All of the details about this private indoor studio photoshoot and what to bring are included in the description. Each participant will be required to sign a release so that photos can be used on Windy City Wardrobe and in Guyton’s monthly column for Chicago Woman Magazine.

Look for the hashtag #EmbracingMyBody on Instagram and Twitter to see the photos from this shoot.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Guyton, “When it comes to body image initially a lot of people say they’re in, only to only chicken out at the last minute. So there could be anywhere from 3 to 33 participants.”

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