Love Your Body

Every day the beauty industry and media tell us that being admired, envied, and desired based on their looks is a primary function of everyday life. The Love Your Body campaign challenges these messages. For more information, visit the campaigns official website!

Love Your Body Week is our annual celebration of body positivity and self-love! Occurring every Fall, The Love Your Body Festival is the highlight of our week long interactive programming. Join the MU Women’s Center as we celebrate what makes us 100% unique! See below for this year’s programming:

Love Your Body Week 2018

 

Monday, Oct. 22

Lunch and Learn: Living Large and Loud with Breast Cancer

Noon

Women’s Center

Heather Carver, Chair and Artistic Director for the MU Theatre Department

Join Dr. Heather Carver, artistic director for the MU Theatre Department, as she shares her story about learning to love your body with its challenges. Lunch provided for the first 30 participants.

LYB Dance Party

4-6 p.m.

Women’s Center

Are you looking for fitness fun in a supportive environment? Come dance your cares away with Tia Tucker of Dance2Fit With Tia! Spots are limited to 30 attendees. RSVP here https://orgsync.com/109228/events/2523020/occurrences/6083978!

Tuesday, Oct. 23

I Love My Body Because…

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Speakers Circle

Join as we celebrate the start of Love Your Body Week! Take a photo or two, and share with us why you love your body!

LYB: Self Care Hour

4-6 p.m.

Women’s Center

Loving your body means learning how to take time to practice self-care. Join us to learn some fun and easy ways to relax while releasing tension in your body and mind.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Popcorn and Pop Culture

Noon

Multicultural Center

Join us to discuss popular books, movies, music, television, comics and more from a social justice perspective.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

LYB @ Venture Out

4p.m. – 6p.m

Venture Out

It’s an awesome time at the Alpine Tower! Spots are limited to 15 people! Register here: https://orgsync.com/109228/events/2537301/occurrences/6112191.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Bodies and Boudoirs

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Women’s Center

Folx, it’s time to get gorgeous! Arrive with your clothing and accessories, and leave with empowering photos of your radical self-love.  Photos sessions will be private.  All photos will be captured at participants’ discretion.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Love Your Body Festival

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lowry Mall

Join the campus community as we celebrate the practice of self-care and loving yourself! Journey through Lowry Mall to discover an array of resources. Free food provided.

Thursday, Oct. 25

The Body Collective Release Party

7-9 p.m.

LGBTQ Resource Center

Come join us in the center to celebrate the release of our literary journal, The Body Collective! Swing by to grab a slice of Pizza and your copy of the journal. Stick around to hear a poetry reading by some of the authors.

 

Some of our staff at the 2015 Love Your Body Festival!

WC Staff at the 2015 Love Your Body Festival