RISE UP WITH SELF LOVE

SELF LOVE IS ACTION. AND IT’S TIME TO ACT.

Discover how you can join the self-love uprising and fight for change together.

Photo of activist, Gina Martin

What is Self Love?

How do we define self-love? Self-love goes beyond feeling good about yourself. It’s about appreciating yourself. It’s about self-acceptance and giving yourself permission to grow into who you really are. Self-love starts from the inside, but it doesn’t stop there.

Once you start feeling more self-love, it becomes like a newfound superpower. It makes you stronger and inspires you to share that love with the world.

Self Love is our Superpower

‘Look after yourself’, ‘Be kind to others’, ‘Be kind to yourself’, ‘Be kind to your planet’.

We need you to stop. And ask yourself right now: Do you love yourself?

Self-love is about appreciating yourself, it’s about self-acceptance and giving yourself permission to grow into who you really are.

That means learning to accept ourselves first and learning to love ourselves next

Jameela Jamil

MAKE SELF LOVE YOUR SUPERPOWER

Don't miss our Instagram Live talk on Wednesday 17th of March at 8pm GMT with activist Jameela Jamil and The Body Shop Self Love Expert, Sara Kubric, aka 'The Millennial Therapist'. These are two fiercely honest women with one mission: to talk openly about self-love and how we can transform it into our superpower.

Follow us on Instagram @thebodyshop to tune into this event. Let's talk self-love and rise up together.

Share your story

Have you discovered the power of self-love? Tag The Body Shop on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #SelfLoveUprising to share your story and inspire others to rise up

Self Love Acts

HELP US REACH 1 MILLION ACTS OF SELF LOVE

With your help and our fearless Leading Lights, we want to share 1 million acts of self-love across the globe in 1 year. It doesn’t matter how big or small. Even small acts can lead to big change.

Whether you’re reading articles on our hub, attending our live events, liking someone’s self-love story or sharing your own with the hashtag #SelfLoveUprising, these acts can start your journey to self-love and inspire others to rise up with you.

You’ve already helped us reach 641,091 acts of self-love. And that’s just the start. Share yours now and join the self-love uprising. When we’re united with self-love, we’re unstoppable.

What is the self love uprising?

Self-love has the power to lift us up to fight for change together. That’s why we believe that self-love is action. And now, it’s time to act.

With your help and our fearless Leading Lights who have risen up with self-love, we want to share 1 million acts of self-love across the globe in 1 year. It doesn’t matter how big or small, even small acts can lead to big change. Whether it’s reading articles, attending workshops or sharing your own story, every act is brave and daring. It’s these acts that can start your journey to self-love and inspire others to rise up with you.

It’s time to get inspired, take action and join the self-love uprising. Because when we’re united with self-love, we’re unstoppable.

Leading Lights

Self-love is a journey that takes bravery and strength. Meet the fearless people who have risen up with the power of self-love. Get inspired by their stories.

At The Body Shop, we believe that self-love is our superpower that lifts us up to fight for change together.

That’s why we want to give a platform to the emerging global collective of fearless people who have been on the journey to self-love and feel empowered to step up, speak out, challenge what is broken and fight for a fairer and more beautiful world.

Self-love is a journey that takes bravery and strength. Meet the fearless people who have risen up with the power of self-love. Get inspired by their stories.

Char Ellesse smiling away from the camera

As a queer black woman, me existing is defiance.

Char Ellesse

CONTENT CREATOR & CHANGE-MAKER

Char is founder of @girlwillbeboys, an online platform blurring the lines between gender roles.

Sophie Butler

When we go out into the world bold and empowered, we raise everyone else.

Sophie Butler

FITNESS COACH & ACTIVIST

Sophie is a fitness coach and activist who campaigns to support women and empower through education.

Gina Martin

Loving yourself is a practise in a world that tells you that you shouldn’t.

Gina Martin

POLITICAL ACTIVIST & UN AMBASSADOR

Gina is an author, activist, feminist and UN ambassador. She campaigned to change the law on upskirting.

Activist, Charlie Craggs

Collective self-love builds a culture of kindness.

Charlie Craggs

AUTHOR & TRANS ACTIVIST

Charlie is an author and trans rights campaigner. She uses her platform to make allies and break misconceptions.

Self Love Index

From November to December 2020, we asked over 22,000 people from 21 different counties how they rated their self-worth, happiness and wellbeing. Designed by us and market research leaders Ipsos, here’s what we learned about self-love from our unique global study.

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the self love crisis

The average score on our Self Love Index was just 53 on a scale of 0-100. This means that nearly 1 in 2 people around the world feel more self-doubt than self-love.

But we should feel optimistic too. Our study also revealed the power of self-love: those with high self-love are more likely to bounce back quickly after hard times. And people with high self-love were less emotionally impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of those people, amazingly, feel even more self-love since it started.

With this study, we want to learn how we can help even more people rise up with self-love around the world. Follow the link to the full report or read our key findings below.

Some Key Stats from the Self Love Index

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Self-Respect

6 in 10 people across the globe wish they had more respect for themselves.

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Generation Z

Over 4 in 10 people in Generation Z fall into the lowest self-love group.

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Social Media

Nearly 1 in 3 people using social 2+ hours a day have the lowest self-love.

Start your journey

Practising self-love is an active choice. Because as much as we’d like to believe it, self-love doesn’t just happen by magic.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a set of easy tips on how you can build up daily habits that kickstart your self-love journey.

Our Self Love Tips

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