By Yvonne Franck & Alena Thiem, Founders of Endangered Bodies Germany
In 2012, we were proud to launch AnyBody Deutschland, the German chapter of Endangered Bodies. Having started from scratch, we are truly delighted with how quickly things are developing and how our work and efforts for more body diversity have been appreciated and supported by so many. Naturally, we received help and support from the global Endangered Bodies network, but beyond that, we have also made exciting new links, finding support in all kinds of unexpected places. Being a body activist is challenging in a lot of ways, a lot of the time. But just as often, we are rewarded and encouraged because of the great interest, approval and support our work has received. A great example is the response from across the world to our sticker campaign, launched in August 2012, which asks people to engage with the question, “What is beauty?”.