Your Body is Yours

Yara Cruz, Jaqueline Mendez, Sydney Johnson, & Alyn Mayoral | United States | 2021 | 7:53 min


Your Body is Yours Synopsis

How do we reclaim our bodies and grow to be comfortable in them? And accept ourselves and others even when we’re not? Our short documentary, “Your Body is Yours”, delves into society’s current standards of beauty and explores the coexistence of body autonomy and positivity.

We hope this film empowers women and non-binary people to incorporate both bodily autonomy and positivity into their lives, and encourages us all to examine the damage that beauty standards cause.

About the Filmmaker

BY: Yara Cruz, Jaqueline Mendez, Sydney Johnson, & Alyn Mayoral working together in the 2021 Girl’s Voices Now youth filmmaker program.


Film Screening Guide


  • What does body positivity mean to you?
  • What does bodily autonomy mean to you?
  • Are there any ways you practice body positivity?
  • What does beauty mean to you?



  • How can you incorporate body positivity and body autonomy into your life?
  • What can you do to help people feel good about their bodies?
  • Is there anything you can do to help yourself feel more comfortable in your own body?



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