An image of a Love Your Tree submission

There Are as Many Body Types as There Are Trees in the Forest

In this time, more than ever, inclusion matters. Recovery Day, June 26, 2020, kicked off a body diversity creative arts campaign called Love Your Tree that will last through the end of the year. This fun and powerful campaign helps people of all backgrounds develop positive body image, improved self-esteem and enhanced media literacy skills, all of which can serve as protective factors against the development of eating disorders. 

Do you see that tree? Now, look at that tree. Do you like that tree? Do you hate that tree ’cause it doesn’t look like that tree? We’re all trees. You’ve got to love your tree.

Excerpt from The Good Body, 2004 by Eve Ensler

Love Your Tree Gallery

An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign
An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign

Full of Hope

Riley C., Age 10-15
Maryland
August 27, 2020
An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign
An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign

Change is Beautiful

Maggie HusVar, Age 15-20
Ohio
August 27, 2020
An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign
An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign

Self Hug

Amber Dyche, Age 15-20
Ohio
August 30, 2020
An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign
An image of artwork created for the Love Your Tree campaign

Growth

Paige Winstead, Age 20-30
Maryland
August 31, 2020
Image of a tree drawn with markers
Image of a tree drawn with markers

Worthy

Olivia Pucciarella, Age 15-20
Maryland
August 20, 2020
Painting of a tree
Painting of a tree

Be You

Rachael Lindsay Pasierowska, Age 30-40
Texas
August 11, 2020
A drawing of a tree
A drawing of a tree

Just Like a Tree

Jackie Rakers, Age 20-30
Illinois
July 19, 2020
An image of a tree that looks like a mother holding a baby
An image of a tree that looks like a mother holding a baby

Love Your Tree

Chelsea Popiel, Age 40+
Maryland
July 19, 2020

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