Love Your Body Week (LYBW) 2014 kicked off at Dickinson Wednesday night with the Love Your Body Soiree in the Social Hall and featured performances by the Syrens, Dickinson’s all-female a capella group, and Anwar, Dickinson’s belly dance club.
Focusing on healthy ways of embracing and caring for our bodies, Dickinson’s LYBW seeks to engage our community broadly on issues of body positivity.
“In our culture, women, and increasingly men, constantly are bombarded with the idea that our bodies are ugly and embarrassing and need to be modified,” says Amy Farrell, professor of American studies and women’s & gender studies.
The series of events provides a forum of support, information and sanity to counteract such bombardment, running from March 1 through March 5 with the following schedule:
March 1: The Hair Journals, which will feature hair appointments and conversation on the politics of race and hair. Landis House, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (e-mail ODI@dickinson.edu for information and appointments)
March 2: Move Your Body Day:
March 3: “Let’s Eat” Dinner, where dinner and conversation are on the menu, featuring a presentation by noted body-image author Nicole Johns (RSVP at dickinsonLYBW@gmail.com)
March 4: Eating disorder screenings. HUB, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Kline Center, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
March 5: Eat, Sleep, Love, where you’ll learn new
ways to nurture yourself holistically. Althouse 201, 7 to 8 p.m. (RSVP at StudentWellness@dickinson.edu)
Dickinson's Office of Nutrition Services
Dickinson's Office of Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Published Feb. 27, 2014