October 27 – 30, 2014
Fat Talk Free Zone (Rec Center)
“Fat Talk” is speech that, implicitly or explicitly, reinforces the LIE that beauty, health, success, etc. is determined by weight or size. All it takes is a few minutes of criticizing your body to cause dissatisfaction. Stop by the Student Recreation Center where it’s not about weight. Discover that the healthy ideal comes in different shapes and sizes.
TABLE: Monday 10/27 4-6pm to learn more about the dangers of fat talk and how you can change the conversation. Sign the pledge banner to end fat talk and embrace the healthy ideal.
BUTTONS: Sign the pledge and wear the button. If you are caught on campus wearing it and can explain what it means……… you could win a gift card.
BODY AWARENESS CLASS: Wednesday 10/29 3-4pm (Fitness Studio). Tune-in to your body. Learn the REAL meaning of exercise (hint: it’s NOT about the calorie burn).
Flawesome Fest Tuesday 10/28 4-6pm in Cone Ballroom A
- Learn what loving your body really means.
- Nourishing food, uplifting music, chair massage, giveaways, crafts, etc.
- Create your tombstone for the BURIAL OF HAUNTINGS cemetary (see below).
- Be inspired by THE EMBODY PROJECT display (see below).
Burial of Hauntings
What’s holding you back from loving your body? The scale, magazines, skinny jeans? Whatever haunts you, we challenge you to lay it to rest and bury it……once and for all. Create a confidential memorial tombstone and symbolically bury whatever is keeping you from loving your body.
CEMETERY (EUC Lawn): Monday – Thursday
TOMBSTONES: Materials available at the Flawesome Fest or by stopping by the Wellness Center.
The emBody Project
Society has falsely led us to believe that health and value are determined by weight and size. In reality, it is our mindset and behaviors that have the biggest impact. Visit the gallery of UNCG students and find out why they are more than a number on the scale. Learn how you can become part of the project. Portraits on display during the Flawesome Fest.