In 2010, Amy Phillips created Blogger Body Calendar, a brilliant idea to take bloggers we know and love, photograph them, and sell the calendars to benefit a charity.
In 2011, she decided to hand over the reins of her baby to us, The Band, at Band Back Together. Pretty powerful stuff.
The inaugural year, 2011, focused upon promoting healthy body image. Young men and women are constantly bombarded with messages that their self-worth correlates to the size of their jeans or bra. The participants of the calendar and this site - Band Back Together - do not believe in a society where worth is judged by individual beauty.
In the first year, 100 calendars were printed and $500 was donated to the National Eating Disorders Association.
The Blogger Body Calendar for 2012's focus is Survivors and Strength.
This year the Blogger Body Calendar participants will show off the beautiful strength of survivors everywhere. We are, indeed, none of us alone.
Proceeds from the 2012 calendar benefited Violence Unsilenced who neither sponsored nor endorsed the calendar.
2013, the Blogger Body Calendar was taken over by Band Back Together, who will be showcasing who we are and what we are the face of. This, in the hopes that we can tear down stigma and put a face to stigmas kept formerly in the dark.
We cannot wait to be the Face Of for you, The Band. Stay tuned for more information.