thank-u-body is an independent publisher and online zine store devoted to supporting positive body image, self-care and mental health.
In 2019, thank-u-body was started by Kim Rounsefell, an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Ph.D. Candidate while living in California. What began as a series of body-positive illustrations and quotes has evolved into a growing collection of educational guides and how-tos for people looking to take positive steps to improve their relationship with their bodies.
Kim's mission is that every time you visit thank-u-body, you feel empowered to think about your body differently.
I'd battled with body image a lot of my life. It wasn't until I became professionally involved with body image doing my Ph.D. and after working in an Eating Disorder Treatment Center that I understood the magnitude that negative body image has in our communities.
I felt compelled to reach out and support body image in an accessible, down-to-earth way. That's how thank-u-body was born.
The monthly newsletter, regular articles, zines, and accessories aim to leave you feeling uplifted with positive feelings about your beautiful, hardworking body.
More Details about KimEducation: Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design ~ RMIT University, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics~ (Honours) ~ Monash University, Doctor of Philosophy (in progress)
Memberships/Affiliations: Dietitians Association of Australia ~ Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Rounsefell K, Gibson S, McLean S, et al. Social media, body image and food choices in healthy young adults: A mixed methods systematic review. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2019;1–22. https://doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12581
Helson C, Walker R, Palermo C, Rounsefell K, Aron Y, MacDonald C, Atkinson P, Browne J. Is Aboriginal† nutrition a priority for local government? A policy analysis. Public health nutrition. 2017 Nov;20(16):3019-28.
Aron Y, Rounsfell K, Browne J, Walker R, Helson C, Atkinson P, Macdonald C, Palermo C. Victorian local government priority for Aboriginal health and wellbeing: a mixed methods study.