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The Women’s Center is celebrating national Love Your Body Day with a day long summit by hosting workshops in collaboration with a few of our campus partners including the Movement Peer Educators, the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, faculty from WGS, and more!

The LYBD Summit is designed to shift the narrative around body positivity to be more inclusive, decolonized, and intentional. Our theme focuses on promoting love and respect of all bodies. Through this intentional focus we intend to reclaim language, exclaim resistance, and disclaim conformity that perpetuates white supremacist thinking about what it means to be human.


10:00 am – LYBD Opening: Reclaim, Exclaim, Disclaim (Women’s Center, Talley 5210)
Join the Women’s Center in the Love Your Body Day Summit 2018! Meet us on the 2nd floor of Talley Student to open the day with positive affirmations and tell us how you holistically love your body!

11:00 am – Women’s Center Centering & Healing Space: Holistic Self-Care (Women’s Center, Talley 5210)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Tabling: Candy, Condoms, & Consent with The Movement (Talley 2nd Floor Atrium)

12:00 pm – Telling Stories (from) Our Bodies: Creative Expressions for What Bodies Know with Elizabeth Nelson (Talley 4280)
Our bodies have stories to tell. Some of these stories are from our lived experience, and some are legacies we carry. Our stories are complex, nuanced, and worthy. In this performance & writing workshop, we will ask our bodies what stories they want to tell, and play with ways to tell them. All physical and writing abilities levels welcome!

1:00 pm – Freeing the Body: Gender Stereotypes and Sexual Violence with Carlyn Wright-Eakes (Women’s Center, Talley 5210)
In this workshop we will explore how gender stereotypes formed historically and how these stereotypes impact our experiences and our relationship to our bodies on a daily basis. We will discuss how gender stereotypes perpetuate sexual violence and what we can do as individuals and as a community to shift power structures in order to care for each other and to find our own power and freedom within our own bodies.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing (hosted by the GLBT Center – Talley 4132)

2:00 pm –  ButHer Face: Body Positive Beyond Models with Multicultural Student Affairs (Talley 4280)
“You would be so pretty if…” Join MSA for a discussion on beauty beyond the “standard”.

3:00 pm – FatPhobia & Body Positivity in GLBT Community with Anna Christopher (Women’s Center, Talley 5210)
Join the GLBT Center in a dialogue for the Love Your Body Day Summit, Fatphobia and Body Positiviy in the GLBT Community. Participants will gain awareness pf fatphobia and how it presents in society via mainstream messages and within the body positivity movement.

4:00 pm – Tank & The Bangas: Exaggerating Her Blackness, Film & Discussion (Women’s Center, Talley 5210)
Watch and discuss with us as Tarriona “Tank” Ball talks about her experience as a black woman working towards inhabiting and owning her body.

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Love Your Body Day Summit Concluding Panel 2018: Decolonizing Images of the Body
(Talley 4280)
Join as the Women’s Center hosts this discussion unpacking the ways in which body image and body positivity has been centered around a dominant narrative of whiteness. Our panel will focus on deconstructing, decolonizing, and revolutionizing discourses around images of our bodies and the intersections with systems and institutions. Through this panel we intend to reclaim language, exclaim our existence, and disclaim unattainable standards.


WEDNESDAY October 31, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Various Locations
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact The Women's Center at 919.515.2012.