BIO

Matt Joseph Diaz is a public speaker and social media activist tackling the issues of body image and self love. Matt has been working in social media since the age of 15, and has a long history of creating online content for entertainment and educational purposes. Matts videos have accrued over 120 million views in countries all over the world as well as being featured in People, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Upworthy and numerous other news websites. He now spend a lot of his time traveling and speaking on self love at conferences, colleges and public events. Matt Joseph Diaz currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. 

 

Matt Joseph Diaz's Articles

Getting to know the inimitable Matt Diaz.

#RavsWriters: Matthew Joseph Diaz - Native Brooklynite, 'Hamilton' Superfan, Pokemon Sun Aficionado

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the awesome place it is. ... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   02.1.17 9am   |   SHARE
Mondays With Matt: What Happens When Your Biggest Fears Come True?

Mondays With Matt: What Happens When Your Biggest Fears Come True?

This week, Matt talks about fear. What happens when the worst thing you can imagine happening, actually happens? How do you survive it? What can you learn about yourself?
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   12.19.16 10am   |   SHARE
People are always surprised when they find out I have really severe social anxiety.

#MondaysWithMatt: What If Nobody Wants Me Around? 

It's Monday — Boo! But, it's also time for another installment of #MondaysWithMatt — Yeah!  This week, Matt Joseph Diaz is talking about social anxiety, tackling the question, "What if nobody wants... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   12.12.16 8am   |   SHARE
"Being angry is something that I struggled with for a long time."

#MondaysWithMatt: Don't Push Your Anger Away

Happy Monday, Ravishers! This week, Matt Joseph Diaz brings you some thoughts on the value of... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   12.5.16 10am   |   SHARE
Every child deserves to know they can be a hero no matter what they look like, because they can be.

On The Importance Of Representation

Representation is one of those persistent issues that will always be argued about. However for people of color, queer people, and those who live outside the gender binary, it’s an issue that ties... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   12.1.16 12pm   |   SHARE
New places give us opportunities to grow.

#MondaysWithMatt: Be Your Best Self, Everywhere You Go

You are not where you're from, and you are not your environment. While we are influenced by the people and places around us, only you get to decide who you are, and that doesn't change... no matter... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   11.28.16 11am   |   SHARE
Give yourself love, even when you don't feel deserving.

#MondaysWithMatt: Love Yourself, Even When You Don't Like Yourself

Even on the days you've made a mistake, or hurt someone, or otherwise messed up and caused yourself to doubt whether or not you like you, it's still imperative that you love yourself. Because... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   11.21.16 11am   |   SHARE
Your safety pin is not enough.

Your Silent Safety Pin Solidarity Is Not Enough Right Now

I am so very afraid. In the wake of the past week or so, this is by no means a new sentiment. I and most others like myself (i.e., anyone who isn’t a straight, white, cis male) are now living in the... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   11.18.16 12am   |   SHARE
The Body Positive Movement is a movement that’s about autonomy.

We Need To Stop Policing Body Positivity

I feel equipped to talk about the intricacies of the body positivity movement; for with all its beauty and empowerment, there are aspects of body positivity that try to control how others view and... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   11.11.16 12am   |   SHARE

Can We Let Fat People Own Their Sexuality Already?

Instead of being allowed to exist as fully complex and sexual human beings, they’re relegated to being a tag in pornography. They’re seen as a guilty pleasure among those with “abnormal” sexual... Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   11.4.16 9am   |   SHARE