The aim of the workshop is to give time and space to its participants who want to delve into the relationship with their physical and social body. Through reflection exercises and discussions, it will be possible to explore how these relationships have developed, what we would like them to be, and how they affect how we see ourselves.
The workshop will be led by Anete and Annija, who got acquainted during a teacher education program. They both realized that they are united by perfectionism and the desire to learn to live with it. They are struggling with perfectionism, but in this struggle, they have realized that ready-made scenarios do not help and they have to look for answers themselves. As a result, Anete and Annija purposefully learned and practiced various methods of self-acceptance and shared the most valuable lessons at the Tallinn Feminist Forum and LadyFest Riga.
“Often, when thinking about our body and talking to our inner critic, our immediate answer is to change something in our bodies, because some parts of it seem inappropriate, unacceptable. On the other hand, you can see that when children play, they look at their bodies with interest and enthusiasm for what it can do. Why do we, as adults, feel dissatisfied, even ashamed, instead of this interest and passion? What has gone wrong with our relationships with and perceptions of our bodies, why have they changed?”