WATCH: Iza Calzado talks about loving your body

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#TheBodyLoveRevolution, a project by She Talks Asia, is a video compilation of over 50 people who talk about their insecurities, as well as what they love about their bodies. Screenshot from SHE TALKS ASIA/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — There is no one kind of love. There is love heightened by attraction, love strained by lies, or love deepened by time. There is love you give a partner, love you give a sister, or love you give a friend.

Then there’s a love we sometimes forget to nourish, a love we take for granted for there are more pressing things at hand, a love so often diminished by expectations and ideals — it’s the love you give yourself.

“It’s love month, it’s Feb. 14, and everybody talks about their partners or their mothers or whoever it is that they love,” says Iza Calzado. “What about talking about yourself, your body, and what you love about yourself.”

Calzado is the producer and director of She Talks Asia's #TheBodyLoveRevolution, a video compilation of over 50 people — from Judy Ann Santos to Erwan Heussaff — who talk about their insecurities and what they’ve done to battle these problems.

“At the end of the video, we had them tell the camera what they love about themselves, what they love about their bodies,” adds Calzado. She also shares her own struggle in being in show business, an industry built to project perfection unto its stars, and how she came to terms with her stretch marks or loose skin.

“My biggest struggle in life was to love my body. I was huge before and I was obese when I was young,” she shares. “And yes people say, ‘Yes, but you’ve been thin … you lost it when you were so young.’ Yes, I lost the weight, but I didn’t lose the issues in my head.”


Watch the #TheBodyLoveRevolution video on the She Talks Asia Facebook page.