We strive to empower students to examine societal norms, cultural impositions, and personal relationships with their bodies and create a campus environment more accepting of these conversations by providing safe spaces to discuss issues related to body image and hosting educational workshops.
In November 2020, Body Talk hosted a workshop exposing myths around self-care. "Self-care" is a term that is thrown around all the time, but what does it really mean? From its roots in the Black Panther Party to its commercialization by beauty brands today, self-care is truly a multilayered concept. Now more than ever, it is important to recognize these intricacies and make time to practice self-care.
Blank Slate: BodyTalk x Outside the Lines Virtual Figure Drawing Session:
This Valentine’s Day, join Outside the Lines and BodyTalk to make some works of (he)art! After a short discussion on the power of art and representation in the movement/experience of body positivity, we will be joined by a live model on Zoom for a session of figure drawing.
Navigating Nutrition: Examining Health at Every Size® as a Social Justice Framework:
The BodyTalk PHAs are so excited to host a conversation with Christyna Johnson, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works to promote a nutrition philosophy rooted in Health at Every Size. Ms. Johnson (@EncouragingDietician on Instagram) uses social media as a resource to educate and promote a wide range of issues, such as food morality, intuitive eating, and the intersection of nutrition and social justice. Join us over zoom to learn more about intuitive eating and Health at Every Size® as ways to form a sustainable personal relationship with your body!
Clean Foods, Junk Foods, and Super Foods: Discussing and Dismantling Notions of Food Morality
Body Talk hosted a session aimed at dismantling and discussing notions of food morality and its deep ties to diet culture, fatphobia, and weight stigmatization. While many of us have grown used to labeling food as ‘junk’ or ‘healthy’, ‘guilt-free’ or an ‘indulgence’, ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ the BodyTalk PHAs want to remind you that food is just food! It can fuel us, comfort us, and bring us joy – but it should not have an inherent morality.