BE REAL’s BodyKind

Understanding Others Gallery Walk

Here is a preview of the BodyKind Lesson 1’s Understanding Others Body Stories: Take a gallery walk–like our high school students do– through the body stories below to understand what it is like to live in other bodies outside society’s appearance ideal. This part of the lesson is a student favorite and serves to cultivate empathy and shared humanity.

Understanding Others

A compilation of stories about what it is like to live in bodies outside of the culture’s narrow appearance ideals. These stories illustrate how not fitting into the dominant cultural norm can affect a person’s self-worth, equal rights, and opportunities. We are looking at appearance prejudice and it effects. BE REAL hopes this series will show the importance of valuing all bodies, and how valuing all bodies directly leads to valuing all people.

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