“For an inspirational, feel-good hit, check out Elizabeth Patch. A wonderful blend of charming illustrations and love yourself affirmations.”
” Bless you for your work, Elizabeth! I applaud your brand of activism through art…”
“With touching prose and sweet illustrations, her lovely, inspiring work demonstrates the power that comes from feeling comfortable in our own skin. Elizabeth has captured the essence and joy of living an abundant life!” 
“Elizabeth, thank you. If I could give women therapy in art form, it would surely be through your drawings, which give us images of real, magnificent, and gorgeous women owning our bodies, our power, and our incredible life-force. I recommend your work to every woman I know who has ever thought she was anything less than fabulous.”
“The illustrations are beautiful and inspiring and should be hanging in museums as a tribute to well-rounded women everywhere.”
“a charmingly succinct, illustrated collection of meditations on self-image. It’s the antidote our diet-obsessed culture so desperately needs, encouraging women to live in the present, embrace health and happiness, and feel beautiful at every size.”
“From the serious to the slightly silly, Elizabeth’s observations about women and the way we treat our bodies will have you re-thinking every criticism you’ve ever applied to yourself.”

Does Positive Body Image Even Matter?

© Elizabeth Patch illustration

How important is positive body image
in a world filled with horrifying natural disasters, violent political uprisings, wars and the resulting suffering?

Does it really matter whether or not you feel good about your body
in an economy where people all over the world are struggling to make ends meet?

How important is loving yourself
in world where people die of hunger, lack of medicine and clean water, environmental toxins, cancer, malaria, AIDS, and other diseases?

Who cares if some women worry about fitting into skinny  jeans
in a world where some girls are not allowed to go to school, are forced into sexual slavery, or work in conditions that wear down body and soul?

In a world like this,
does positive body image even matter? 

When a woman or girl is obsessed with her “imperfections”,
it impacts more than just her own personal health, happiness and well-being.
It affects her family, friends and co-workers. It ripples out into society at large.
The intelligence, strength, skills, talents, creativity, time and emotional energy
she might have contributed to the world is wasted too!

Positive body image is feeling pride about who you are,
not feeling crushed by shame for who you are not.

Know that having positive body image matters.
Know that you matter!
Because the world could really, truly use more proud, confident, smart, strong, talented, ambitious, creative women!