Love Your Body Week


History

In the fall of 2011, WSSA undertook Operation Beautiful, posting inspiring messages around campus to remind individuals to remember what makes them important, powerful, beautiful individuals. The student group also hosted a film showing and discussion called "Shades of Beauty" and invited the campus to attend a Love Your Body, Move Your Body fitness class.

The Women's Studies Program hosted a talk by Dr. Suzanne Thigpen that examined not only issues concerning breast health but also addressed issues women face in medical school and the medical profession.

Other events have concentrated on revising limiting media portrayals of women's bodies. During October of 2012, the Women's Studies Program hosted an art exhibit by Atlanta photographer Rick Banks called "Embracing the I/Eye"; the photographs were displayed on the second floor of Reese Library.

In 2013 the WSSA welcomed students to design T-shirts with encouraging body positive messages on them, passed out information on STDs and STIs, and hosted a movie night.

LYB Week 2014

In 2014, the main Love Your Body Week event was a photo shoot where students wrote something they loved about their body on a white board and posed for photos. The photos were combined and publicly displayed afterwards.