Health & Body Integrity
"It's difficult to be healthy in what I call a 'toxic cultural environment'- an environment that surrounds us with unhealthy images and constantly sacrifices our health and our sense of well-being for the sake of profit" -Dr. Jean Kilbourne, Killing Us Softly 4
NEDA week 2012. Real People, Real Beauty Art Project . In collaboration with the Photography Club, students were asked; What makes YOU beautiful? Students wrote down their answers and had their photo taken, these photos were used to fill the BEAUTY board.
The JKWC is dedicated in promoting body image awareness and the development of building healthy relationships with our bodies. We host a variety of events concerning body image and women's health, including table sits with resources and peer educators, film screenings, lectures, etc.
Inspired by the National Organization for Women's Love Your Body Campaign, we dedicate a day (typically during the fall semester) in addressing the issue and affects of body image.
More than 10 million people have an eating disorder in the United States alone. In order to bring awareness of this epidemic, we host a series of events centered on this troubling issue. For more information on eating disorders and statistics, please visit NEDA.