Love Your Body Day 2009

Join the Women’s Center to celebrate the NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day. As NOW notes on their website:

Unrealistic Images of Women Make Love Your Body Day More Important Than Ever. For years now, advertisers and fashion magazines have airbrushed photos to turn models into the latest beauty ideal. Women and girls are constantly bombarded
with these artificial images — fantasies they can’t possibly live up to in real life.That’s why the NOW Foundation is celebrating its 12th annual Love Your Body Day on Oct. 21. This campaign is a giant shout out to the fashion, beauty, diet and advertising industries: No more fake images! Show us real women, diverse women, strong women, bold women. And to the women and girls who are targeted by messages telling them that the key to success and happiness is manufactured beauty, we say: It’s okay to “Be You” — the true you is beautiful.

In honor of Love Your Body Day, the UMKC Women’s Center will host the following events, designed to promote healthy body image:

Love Your Body Day Fashion Show
Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., University Center, Pierson Auditorium
Help us kick off Love Your Body Day with a fashion show featuring models of all ages, sizes and colors! Door prizes and refreshments will be available. Co-sponsored by the Revisioning Women Project and the Counseling Center.

Love Your Body Day Tables
Wednesday, October 21, Health Sciences Building (Hospital Hill), 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Oak Street Residence Hall, 4 – 6 p.m.
Come check out one of our information tables to learn more about how you can love your body! There will be information about body image and more as well as a chance to “trash” your fat talk.

Love Your Body Day Workshop
Wednesday, October 21, 12 – 1 p.m., MindBody Connection, University Center, room 161
Attend this interactive workshop to find out more about how to Love Your Body. it will include information about being “fat talk free” and creating a maintaining a positive body image.