Australian activist and artist Natalie Perkins recently designed a series of merit badges that promote body acceptance. In recent years, activists have drawn attention to the challenges that people experience as plus-size individuals. This campaign draws attention to these issues by encouraging people to be more accepting of different body types.
Perkins' new project is called 'Girth Guides' and it consists of a line of merit badges designed in the spirit of the Girl Scouts. These patches are designed to promote body acceptance through quirky slogans and playful cartoons. For example, one patch reads "Double Chin Grin," while another shows a pair of cartoon thighs surrounded by vibrant lighting bolts. The idea behind the patches is to foster a sense of community around the idea of body positivity.
Perkins is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to produce the powerful patches.