Utilizing the transformative power of art, Martina Maya-Callen works to celebrate bodies and dismantle the unrealistic beauty standards in society and started a global movement of acceptance. Love your vessel started as one eating disorder warrior's journey but has catapulted into an international social movement. This is an Eating Disorder Awareness Art Exhibition during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 22nd-28th. This is the story of an eating disorder warrior's journey to self-acceptance and self-love. As a collaborator for the National Eating Disorder Association, resources to the NEDA helpline and screening tool are listed. The creative educational programs propel awareness of disordered eating and body acceptance. Eating disorders hold the second-highest mental health mortality rate in the United States and this type of comprehensive creative programming is essential.
Martina Maya-Callen (she/her) is an internationally recognized artist, activist, and educator. She utilizes the arts to uproot a culture of silence and to spread awareness on social issues and promote education. Maya-Callen is the Founder of Love Your Vessel, a social movement to promote body acceptance and combat eating disorders. Her work was listed as one of the top 13 most inspiring body-positive moments of 2017 by Cosmopolitan. She has been internationally featured in Yahoo!, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and Glamour, and her work has brought her to Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia, India, and England, evoking worldwide conversations. Her work regarding eating disorders and body acceptance has led her to be collaborating for the last four years with the National Eating Disorder Association.
Information about Community Resources & Artist Talk: https://fb.me/e/itPJmbcC3
Information about Love Your Vessel Art Exhibition: https://www.loveyourvessel.com/artexhibition
Information about Love Your Vessel: https://www.loveyourvessel.com/
Information about Martina Maya-Callen: https://www.martinamayacallen.com/