AcceptableME hosting body positivity, self-empowerment event June 6

BELFAST — Shannon Hopkins, the founding father of AcceptableME, is proud to announce she can be internet hosting “A Day to Love Yourself” occasion Sunday, June 6 at The Belfast Center on Field Street in Belfast. 

Hopkins, a Camden resident, is poised to compete as Miss Knox County in June on the Miss Maine competitors, the place the winner of the summer time occasion will characterize the state within the Miss America competitors.

The occasion is serving as a fundraiser for the Miss Maine Scholarship Program on behalf of Hopkins. 

During her time as Miss Knox County, Hopkins is utilizing her platform to advertise physique positivity for herself and the neighborhood.

“I would like it to be recognized that I’m standing as much as break stereotypes primarily based on weight and physique picture in at present’s society,” she stated in a latest interview, noting she has spoken with greater than 200 girls about physique picture perceptions and struggles.

“I really feel as society has positioned such a regular stereotype on being ‘massive’ or ‘too small.’ Why can’t somebody simply be assured in being themselves and others be okay with an individual loving themselves or wanting a sure means? Why does it at all times must be about shedding pounds and weight-reduction plan, or anorexia and bulimia? Why can’t we promote a world that’s targeted on accepting people the way in which they’re and to forestall the self-conscious minds of people.”

After talking with the ladies, Hopkins concluded it will be essential to base her Miss Maine candidacy round physique positivity — a call she acknowledges isn’t just for herself, however the different Mainers struggling to search out their place in accepting themselves and others accepting them by being their true genuine selves.

The occasion will run from midday to five p.m. and is open to people of all physique sorts, ages, consolation ranges, and sexual orientation. 

The occasion will characteristic meals, self-empowerment actions, raffles, giveaways and studio time with photographer Jessica Michael. 

“Join us for an occasion primarily based on being stunning, breaking out of your consolation zone, being daring, and most significantly being your self,” stated Hopkins. “Together we are going to break stereotypes via this highly effective uplifting occasion.” 

Cost for the occasion is $20 for adults, $10 for teenagers or $40 for a household of as much as 5. 

To register, click on here

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