The toolkit for the prevention of Body Shaming is now available on our website!
This toolkit was produced as part of the “Body Shining” Erasmus+ project. It aims at offering youth workers art-based training tools to facilitate their work concerning body-shaming phenomena among young people from different cultural and social backgrounds.
This book consists of a collection of methodologies developed by all 5 partner organisations. Each organisation developed and implemented 2 methodologies relating to the prevention of body-shaming phenomena in their own city. These workshops took place in Bari, Belfast, Larissa, Paris and Sofia with youth workers and youths participants either together or separately. Each organisation also implemented two methodologies, other than its own, developed by other partner organisations to check their function and potential in different settings.
The following collection of tools, the toolkit and the videos, will hopefully inspire and assist youth workers to bring up and raise awareness about the act of body-shaming in order to prevent such phenomena.
How to use this toolkit
You will find 10 templates with detailed instructions for the implementation of different methodologies aimed at prevention of body-shaming. Each template is accompanied by a short video on the application of the methodology and some brief instructions. When you are about to choose and apply the methodologies suggested, keep in mind the things below:
• Choose the methodology you want to apply based on your needs, objectives and knowledge/skills. These instructions are indicative and you will need to think about whether you need to change and adapt something based on your own context. You may need to adjust the time, the space, the tools, or even the artistic practice in order to make it work for your specific target group and in your local context;
• Carefully consult the theory and the templates in combination with the videos;
• Make sure you understand and feel familiar enough with the theory and the tools suggested if you wish to apply them.