A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Love Your Body Day @ Brown

Love Your Body Day 2013

Wednesday, October 16th is national Love Your Body Day, a holiday that Brown wouldn’t dare miss out on. Students for Choice will be hosting a day filled with body-loving activities and your favorite contraceptive freebies tomorrow on the Main Green outside of Sayles from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.”

Love Your Body Day began in 1998 as a campaign of the National Organization for Women (NOW) as a response to the narrow and unhealthy ideals of beauty promoted by the media. Students for Choice has embraced this message as a celebration of every body (and everybody),”  said Liz Pon ’14, a co-president of SFC. “We aim to make this as body positive and body inclusive as possible, and have invited a wide range of student and community groups, from the Queer Alliance to the Brown University Relaxation Project, to participate. Our goal is to spread self-love while sparking thought and discussion about what it means to be ‘body positive’ in this day and age.”

Liz and her co-pres, Leah Newcomer ’14, emphasize that SFC wants Brown students to love themselves for who they are and, perhaps through the doors opened by LYBD, become active in the pursuit of self-acceptance.
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Sextion: Love for every body

Happy Love Your Body Day, beautiful readers! Today is an especially important day for the many of us who have, at one time or another, struggled with poor body image and low self-esteem. It is a sensitive and deep-seated issue for a lot of us, and one that takes work each and every day to overcome. Many of us even still struggle with it today.

When I start thinking about how body image manifests itself at Brown, I can’t help but think about Friday and Saturday nights. And the short skirts and the heels and all of the bodies that we are surrounded by. These people seem so confident, a level that I can’t seem to reach without a few drinks in me. Most of the time I just feel uncomfortable. But I spend forever trying to plan an outfit—it isn’t necessarily one that I think looks good, but it’s one that I think a potential hook-up will like. This idea that I may end the night hooking up with someone definitely affects how I get ready to go out.

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Today: Love Your Body Day

Today is Love Your Body Day!

Brown’s celebration of Love Your Body Day is organized by Students for Choice. The Facebook page for the day’s events details how you can help celebrate Love Your Body Day at Brown and explains the purpose of celebrating this day:

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