Want to be a Body Warrior to Meet?

January 9, 2008 at 12:25 am 1 comment

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Tuesday’s weekly feature on the Hijas Americanas blog is “A Body Warrior to Meet.”  It features women of all ages and backgrounds celebrating their body, beauty, and identity.  Would you like to be A Body Warrior to Meet?    

If so, answer the questions below in an e-mail (send to hijasamericanas@gmail.com) and provide me with a jpeg image of you. I’ll only use your first name as an identifying characteristic (no age, city, etc).   When your week comes up, I’ll send you an e-mail to let you know to check it out.  Thanks so much for considering!  

First Name:   

What I love about myself: 

My biggest challenge in accepting my body and beauty:

My biggest support in learning to appreciate myself:

Beauty is:   

Why I am strong:   

Why I am beautiful: 

What women must know:     

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  • 1. The Body Warrior Pledge « Hijas Americanas  |  February 25, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    [...] 25, 2008 Since I don’t have A Body Warrior to Meet for the week (want to be a Body Warrior?), we’ll all have to be today’s Body Warrior(s)! Below I’ve started a Body Warrior [...]

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