The Beautiful You Movement was founded in 2018 by Victoria Baptiste, Director of Flux Photographic.
Beautiful You was born as a result of Victoria's extensive experience in Body Positive portraiture and running Body Positivity and Mindfulness workshops primarily with women and young people.
Body image affects so many people!
There are so many factors which can affect our self image, often these factors are outside of our control and tend to be driven by others/what we think others think of us.
This movement is about self-acceptance, embracing who we are, allowing ourselves to exist unapologetically and standing together to support and empower each other.
It's about changing the game
We all have the right to an opinion but NO ONE has the right to publicly share negative opinions about someone else's body. It stops now!
It's no secret that there is strength in numbers, get involved now and join the #beautifulyou movement to be part of the solution and stand up against body shamers, bullies and trolls.
What's It All About?
It's so easy to punish ourselves for not being what we perceive to be society's idea of "perfect", to spend time and money trying to "fit in", to be consumed by what we see in the media.
What if we decided to challenge these ideas and, rather than just accepting that we are not perfect, embrace our imperfections and celebrate the fact that we are unique?
UNIQUE - "being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else" - How incredible is that?
There are many factors which can affect how we feel about ourselves:
- Past Events
- The Media
- Friends and Family
- Work/School Environment
- "They" Mentality
What if we decided to take full control of how we feel, make a plan and just go for it without fear of failure?
FAIL - First, Attempt, In, Learning
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we're sensing in the present moment rather than replaying the past or imagining the future.
What if we spent more time forgiving ourselves, rather than punishing ourselves so harshly over things which are often beyond our control?
Look up, Focus, Live in the now.
Mindfulness - "the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something."
How Can I Get Involved?
Share Your Story
#beautifulyou stories are bespoke images paired with amazing stories which are designed to celebrate being unique and raise awareness.
Do you have a story you'd like to share as part of the #beautifulyou movement?
Book a Workshop
#beautifulyou workshops are designed for schools and youth groups to encourage body positivity, mindfulness and self esteem through a range of fun and interactive activities for all.