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Love Yourself with Love Your Body Week

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Julie Nguyen
Communications Assistant
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:00

The UW Women’s Centre will be joining organizations and schools all around the world in celebrating Love Your Body Week from November 5 until November 9. Events this week will focus on promoting healthy body image attitudes by giving students the time and space to consider these kinds of relationships with their bodies.

“We want to spread awareness about body positivity and loving who you are and the skin you’re in," said UW Women’s Centre publicity director Kazma Chaudhry.

The UW Women’s Centre provides services for students of all genders, and LYBW is no different. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to join the celebration.

“‘Women in Art’ and ‘Sex Ed You Wish You Had’ are new events that we’ve never done before. They were proposed by our volunteers so I’m looking forward to the new discussions we’ll have," said Chaudhry.

Women in Art [external link]
Monday, November 5 
6 - 8 p.m.
QNC 1506

Join a panel of female artists, curators, and academics as they discuss women as authors and subjects of art. Afterwards, shop the pop-up market that will showcase the creations of the artists.

Bust Casting [external link]
Tuesday, November 6
7 - 9 p.m.
UW Women's Centre, Student Life Centre 2101

A fan favourite, bust casting is a creative and fun way to celebrate the bodies of women/people with breasts, who this event is limited to. Make a plaster cast of your bust in a safe and body positive environment, followed by a discussion about the sexualization of breasts. There will be two one-hour sessions beginning at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m.

Sex Ed You Wish You Had [external link]
Wednesday, November 7
5 - 7 p.m.
UW Women's Centre, Student Life Centre 2101

An evening about debunking sex myths and openly discussing sex ed questions that begin with Sex Myths Kahoot, followed by a hands-on demo for making your own dental dam. Come to the Women’s Centre in the SLC for food, education, and the chance to win prizes!

Body Politics [external link]
Thursday, November 8
5 - 7 p.m.
The Glow Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Student Life Centre 2102

A panel discussion over some tea about body politics and deconstructing issues that affect women in society. The discussion will be lead by Professor Shannon Dea [external link], a Philosophy and Women’s Studies Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo. She’ll be joined by Amanda Raffoul and Huma Rana, academic and industry professionals focused on body image.

Felt Vulvas - Craft Night [external link]
Friday, November 9
6 - 8 p.m.
UW Women's Centre, Student Life Centre 2012

Wrap up LYBW with some craft time and snacks. The Women’s Centre will provide all the materials and instructions you need to sew a felt vulva!