Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-Order FAQ

Did signing up for a pre-order also sign me up for a subscription?

Nope! You'll only get the box(es) you ordered. You'll then have an option to subscribe for ongoing boxes.

Are you still accepting pre-orders?

Even better - subscriptions are now live! Check them out here.

About the Box

What is the Body Love Box?

The Body Love Box is the friendly, fat-positive, body-positive, intersectional and LGBTQIAP+-affirming monthly subscription box that improves your body image, supports marginalized artists and feeds your cat. (Not guaranteed to feed your cat.)

Your fat-positive, intersectional monthly swag and resource kit includes 5-7 full-size items each month, plus coupons and discounts. You'll receive:

» Artwork by fat and marginalized artists

» Body liberation books and zines

» Self-care items

» Info on resources in your area

» Coloring pages

» Body positive stickers, pins, buttons, collectibles and trinkets

» Health at Every Size® and intuitive eating exploration

You'll receive a box around the 10th of each month.

How much does the Body Love Box cost?

$38 USD.

Who's behind the Body Love Box? 

I'm Lindley, pronounced LIN-lee, and this is my baby/brainchild/ shiny/precious. I'm a fat-positive and body-positive photographer. I live outside Seattle, WA, and I've been part of the fat acceptance community for about a decade now. You can take a look at my work in body-safe portrait and boudoir photography at Sweet Amaranth, and my diverse stock photography at Representation Matters.me.

Why a subscription box?

I've been collecting body-positive swag and putting together little swag bags for my photography clients and models for years, and they got such delighted reactions that it eventually made sense to bring that joy to a larger audience -- you.  

I've heard that subscription boxes run off free samples. Are you making all the money here?

This is absolutely true -- many subscription boxes depend on free products from their contributing businesses to be profitable.

The Body Love Box DOES NOT work this way. Every person who contributes a product to the box gets paid a fair, living wage for their work. (Any advertisements and coupons you see are exceptions; advertisers pay a small fee to be included in the box and are carefully vetted to ensure their products and services are in line with Body Love Box values.) 

Is this going to actually be a good box for all bodies? What about men and non-binary folks? What about people who identify as superfat? What about people of color and the LGBTQIAP+ community? 

GOOD QUESTION.  

It would be really easy to make this a fluffy, inoffensive, super-femme box that only really embraces the shallow "love your body, y'all!!!" kind of "body positivity" you see online a lot these days. I'm not down with that. It's too important for everyone to have body acceptance resources. 

As I was dreaming up the Body Love Box, I knew that I didn't want it to *just* be body positive candy, melting deliciously on your tongue but not providing anything substantial. I want to send you a just-as-delicious sandwich every month that has both yummy filling AND a substantial outside. 

We're going to be digging much deeper. Yes, there will be light, fun swag, and yes, quite a bit of it will be fairly femme in nature (since that's a lot of what's available right now).  

But you'll also be getting: 

- Work from marginalized artists -- fat, superfat, POCs, and LGBT+ 

- Zines from old-school fat acceptance to new self-care 

- Resources, coupons and goodies around sex positivity, role models, care and feeding of the body you have right now, and more 

And, of course, fat unicorns. 

Shipping

How often do I get a box?

Subscribing will get you a box every month around the 10th of each month (international shipping may take longer).

Do you ship internationally?

Global shipping is available when you check out, so choose any destination you like.

Gift Subscriptions

Can I send a subscription as a gift?

Yes! When you check out, be sure to select the "This is a gift" check box and you'll be able to enter the recipient's address and a gift message. (If that gift is for yourself, I won't tell.)

Your giftee will get an email letting them know to expect the box. You can also print or send them this little gift note.

Referrals & Affiliate Program

Referral Program 

Do you love the Body Love Box a whole lot? Your friends will too! Earn free boxes by sharing with your body-lovin' friends.

Here's how it works:

1. Create an account by clicking LOG IN at www.thebodylovebox.com.

2. Click your name at the top of the page to go to your account page and then click the "Refer More Friends" button.

3. Share with your body-lovin' friends, or anyone who needs a little more love and self care in their lives, by email or by sharing the URL on the referral page.

4. For every three boxes your friends purchase, you'll earn a free box!

Affiliate Program

Are you an avid blogger, social influencer, YouTuber? You're in the right place! Cratejoy, the platform that the Body Love Box runs on, has a great affiliate program. Sign up here: https://www.cratejoy.com/affiliates.

For Artists, Small Business Owners and Advertisers

I'm an artist and I want my work included in the Body Love Box! How does it work?

Contact me at lindley@thebodylovebox.com to discuss!

My business is fat-positive! Can I put business cards in the Body Love Box?

Take a look at the guide for business owners and marketers: https://www.thebodylovebox.com/market_your_business_in_the_body_love_box

For Retail Stores

I've got wholesale rates and guidelines all ready for you. Contact me at lindley@thebodylovebox.com to discuss!

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Body Love Box Privacy Policy 

Thank you for using www.thebodylovebox.com. We take your privacy seriously at www.thebodylovebox.com (owned by Lindley Ashline). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect your information at www.thebodylovebox.com and what happens with your information. 

By using www.thebodylovebox.com, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, so take the time to review the terms so you can make an informed choice about whether you will continue to use this site. 

This privacy policy was last changed on January 26, 2019 (first added to website). 

What Information Do We Collect? 

We collect your name and email in our signup form if you choose to receive our newsletter and free stock photos each month. 

When you purchase stock photos via our website, we collect your name, company name (if any), email address, billing address, and phone number. Your credit card number or banking information is directly passed through to our credit card processor (PayPal or Square) and we do not have access to your credit card or banking information. 

We collect non-identifiable personal information using “cookies." A cookie is a small data file that a website can transfer to your hard drive through your browser. The cookie is then stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer, but not you. You can set your browser to notify you if cookies are received, or set up your browser to not accept cookies. 

We may collect some other personally identifying information about your transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, to be analyzed only at an aggregate level for marketing purposes. 

How Do We Use Your Information? 

We use your name and email to send you free stock photos, our monthly newsletter, and occasional business announcements. We use your name and email to contact you about your order. We use your billing address and phone number to process your transaction.

We use first-party and third-party cookies to manage your shopping cart and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so we can optimize our website and create a better user experience for you. We may use cookies via Google Analytics Advertising Features and Facebook Advertising for remarketing, impression reporting, and interest reporting. Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics cookies. If you want to block cookies completely, you can disable them in your browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer

Www.thebodylovebox.com does not respond to DNT (“Do Not Track”) privacy settings in your website browser. We may use third-party tracking services to provide data to optimize the services available on www.thebodylovebox.com. 

How Do You Unsubscribe?

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can opt-out or unsubscribe by clicking on the link in any email we send to you. However, if you unsubscribe it may make it difficult for you to continue to access your account.  

How Do We Protect Your Information?

We use various security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information, including hosting your data on a secure server and/or a third-party password-protected, secure service. Any third party secure service we use to host your data will keep your information confidential, will not sell or share your information, and will not contact you directly. We use a secure, PCI-compliant payment processor (PayPal or Square) to process any credit card payments, as described above. If you choose to use PayPal to pay for a purchase, they hold your credit card and/or bank information according to their agreement with you.

We will also release your information as required by law or if necessary to protect our legal rights, to comply with a judicial proceeding or court order, to prevent threats to others or illegal activities, or to prevent abuse of http://www.thebodylovebox.com.

Circumstances may arise where we may decide to sell, buy, merge, or otherwise reorganize our business in the United States or elsewhere, or where we may decide to share, rent, buy, or sell business assets for the purpose of reorganizing, developing, or expanding our business. It is our policy to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions. If the www.thebodylovebox.com assets or our entire company is acquired, then the lists of personally identifiable information and other contact information will likely be one of the assets acquired.   

Information Regarding Children

This website is not directed to people who are under 13 years of age. We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Please notify us at lindley@thebodylovebox.com if you are a parent whose child has provided us with personally identifying information, and we will delete such information from our files. 

Questions Regarding This Policy 

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, please direct them to: lindley@thebodylovebox.com