We are happy to announce that this week marks MU’s annual Love Your Body Week. See below for the list of events. All are welcome to attend!
LOVE YOUR BODY WEEK 2021 – OCTOBER 18-22
Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Trauma & the Body
11-12 p.m., Women’s Center, G108 MU Student Center (MUSC)
We have qualitative and quantitative data that shows us the unique ways that trauma stays with us following a traumatic event. Join Patrick Skrivan from the RSVP Center for an exploration into the ways that our bodies remember past trauma and how we can attend to those pieces of our past that are really hard to confront. While explicit examples of violence will not be discussed in-depth, we would like to provide a content warning that these topics will still be briefly discussed.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
Postpartum Depression Q&A
11-12 p.m., Women’s Center, G108 MUSC
There are many feelings involved in postpartum depression, and it is more common than talked about. Join Rachel Bailey from MU Social Work on an informational session with a Q&A. This is a conversation for mothers, primary caregivers, or any individuals who are open to learn.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
Making A Home In Your Body
1-2 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center, G225 MUSC
Having a body can be tough, especially if you experience dysphoria. This workshop will focus on how we can take care of and experience the world in our bodies –even when that’s hard. This workshop was created for people who experience gender dysphoria, but anyone who has a hard time living in their body or whose body isn’t treated kindly by the world may find it helpful. Two lucky attendees will receive FREE copies of the book “Beyond the Gender Binary”! Facilitated by Kerri from the MU Counseling Center.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
Love Your Body Hangout
3-5 p.m., Women’s Center, G108 MUSC
Take a break to come hang out at the Women’s Center! There will be snacks, arts & crafts, knitting, and conversation. Leave the event with a self-care gift bag!
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
Social Media Day
Stay posted on our Instagram to be on the lookout for books in the Women’s Center library that cover topics such as body image and self-esteem! There may be some that catch your interest!