About a year ago, I mentioned a cause I really believe in that was taking over the blogosphere by storm called Operation Beautiful, which was launched by Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point.
Since then, the Operation Beautiful blog has taken off, Caitlin has done tons of press about it and now has a book coming out! I am so, so, so excited for her!
A lot of bloggers have book deals, sure, but Caitlin’s mission is the only one that really resonates with me — mostly because it’s not just about her. It’s about all the women out there who are struggling with body image issues.
In a nutshell, her goal is to end fat-talk, period … one positive, self-affirming anonymous Post-it or note at a time — shared in public places like gyms, offices, shared bathrooms, dressing rooms, etc.
The book is coming out in August, but you can pre-order a copy now by clicking Barnes&Noble.com, Amazon.com, or Borders.com. I am so excited to get a copy!
How about you? Have you participated in Operation Beautiful? Will you buy the book?
PS–A lengthy post will be coming in the next week or two explaining my absence from blogging … just know I love you all and still am reading other blogs; just hadn’t been able to write myself but, in the words of the Celine Dion song, “it’s all coming back to me now …”
7 thoughts on “Operation Beautiful — in Print!”
i really appreciate you spreading the word 🙂 🙂
My pleasure, Caitilin! I’m so excited for you — and can’t wait to have my copy. It’ll stay here at my desk so I can look back on it whenever the need for inspiration arises! This is also an amazing social media case study/success story — so you should be very proud!
I totally want to buy a copy of this book – its an amazing goal and I’d love to help spread the word!! PS. Still sending you good vibes and hugs about whatever it is in your personal life you’re dealing with. hang in there.
I kind of participated. Just “kind of” cause I didnt know there was anything like “operation beautiful”.
A few weeks ago I wrote “You are beautiful” on a note, and wanted to leave it in a fellow patients room on my Inpatients ward. The girl who lived inside that room really IS beautiful. On morning during weight and vitals I sneaked into her room and searched for a place to leave the note. I decided to place it on her mirror in the bathroom, since she absolutely WOULD see it.
I opened the bathroom door, and couldnt place my note on the mirror, cause I stumbled across her (forbidden!!!) scale. Instead on putting it on the mirror I lay the note on her scale, and sneaked out.
Turned out, that ED-Monster lied to the Staff and drank tons of water before weigh ins. (But I still hope it made her think for a second.)
What an awesome goal! I’m totally excited and inspired just hearing about it, and I really feel that you can accomplish it 🙂 .
Personal strengths I want to develop and lean on this year are: my writing and my determination to get to the bottom of things that confuse me!