Love Your Body Week promotes healthy self-image at UCF

October 17, 2014

The National Organization for Women at UCF heldĀ its annual Love Your Body Week Oct. 13 to Oct. 17 in 2014.

Having recovered from six years of anorexia, NOW Vice President Christina Marriner is passionate about changing the conversation about body image.

“A lot of the representations of different body types in the media aren’t representative of the body types that we see around us,” the senior sociology major stated. “We’re trying to spread the idea that all bodies are good bodies, no matter their size or ability.”

The week offered events that encouraged positive body perception, from clothing swaps and yoga, to crafty self-love projects.

“It’s strange to me that we can’t bond around how much we like our bodies and appreciate them as they are,” Marriner said.

See the full schedule below:

What: Candy & Compliments
When: Monday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union patio

What: Clothing Swap
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union patio

What: Body Love Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Nicholson School of Communication, Room 117

What: Paint Your Orgasm
When: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union Patio

What: Body Positive Zine Making Workshop
When: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Room 222

What: “What’s Your Favorite Part of Your Body?”
When: Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union Patio

What: Self-Care Gentle Yoga
When: Thursday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Claire

Pictured: Members of the National Organization for Women table outside of the Student Union.
(Photo: Nada Hassanein / Central Florida Future)

Read the original article at Central Florida Future.