Too often we are peddled a narrative of what the “ideal” body is and this is damaging to people’s self-worth and self-image. Body Positivity is a movement that encourages positive body image, as well as general self-image. The movement empowers people to love themselves and their bodies the way they are and dismantles the damaging societal narratives pushed upon us, whether that be about body shape, race, disability.
Intuitive Eating Workshop, Thursday 12 March, 5-6.30pm, Bennett Lecture Theatre 10
A workshop about dismantling diet culture and having a healthier relationship with food, in terms of listening more to your body cues of hunger, satiation and satisfaction.
What is Body Positivity? Launch event with Michelle Elman. Tuesday 5 November 5pm-7pm, Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2
To mark the launch of our year long body positivity campaign, join us for a talk regarding the Body Positivity movement with guest speaker and body confidence influencer Michelle Elman.
Whether you are a well versed body positivity activist or if you've never heard of the moment before; this is a safe and open space for all to learn and discuss more about the existence of the movement and how it can help you.
Michelle Elman is a body confidence coach and award winning activist. She began her career in 2014, establishing Mindset For Life, and starting as a life coach specialising in body confidence.
This event is open to everyone so please do bring your friends along and join us for an empowering talk.
Tear Down the Narrative, Wednesday 20 November 12-4pm, SU Square, Percy Gee Building
Tear Down the Narrative is an interactive session symbolising the need to dismantle societal narratives about how people’s bodies should look. It will include a collection of statements presented on a board about expectations of how bodies should be (for example “women shouldn’t have body hair”, “people shouldn’t have stretch marks”), tearing the unrealistic ideal down and then replacing it with something self-affirming that you love about yourself/your body.