about Bellies Are Beautiful

Bellies Are Beautiful

Welcome to BelliesAreBeautiful.Com. Bellies get a bad rap. You see them floating headless on news channels with concerned voiceovers calling attention to the "Obesity Epidemic." You see them, pinched, wrapped in measuring tape, or peeking out of pants 3 sizes too large, embossed with diet messaging on billboards and glossy magazines. Someone's always trying to flatten them, or deprive them, or suck them in, hide them, minimize them. We say -- drop your pants, hike up your shirt, and tell your belly you love it! Grip your love handles and shake 'em like you're happy to meet them! Tell your belly it's beautiful! Bump bellies with others! Take pictures of your bellies and hang them up in your house! Take pictures of your bellies and send them to us so other people can see how beautiful your belly is! So other people who may not like their bellies can see how many different kinds of bellies there *really* are in the world, and how their belly is just another beautiful belly in the broad belly spectrum.


Bellies are Beautiful is a private project by Stacy Bias, dedicated to positive body image for all people! I know that bellies aren't the only focus of body hatred, but I do think they get more than their fair share of targeting. Bellies Are Beautiful is a celebrative, but not exploitative, collection of user-submitted bellies of all sizes, shapes, colors and genders!

I am sex-positive as an organizer, but prefer to take a non-sexualizing lens to this project, so please keep your submissions in the PG-13 category so folks of all ages can enjoy the belly love!

Submissions posted to BelliesAreBeautiful.com are done anonymously. If you want to include your face, I welcome this. If you don't, that's fine, too! My aim is to show that beauty comes in MANY forms -- every form, even. That everyBODY is beautiful in its own way!

To submit, see our sidebar to your right.