The Body Project

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Do you want to feel more comfortable in your own skin? Do you want a healthier relationship with your body? Do you want more self-confidence? Do you want to be empowered to combat the cultural pressures that prevent you from living a happier, fuller life?

Welcome to THE BODY PROJECT!

Unfortunately, nearly every woman today understands the struggle of body image issues. And, many women at Miami know this struggle all too well. With the goal of creating a healthier, body positive campus community, the Student Counseling Service has brought THE BODY PROJECT to Miami.

THE BODY PROJECT is a fun and interactive body-acceptance based program. It’s designed to empower college-age women to resist unhealthy cultural pressures of female beauty. This program brings women together to create a supportive, empowered community while tearing down those social comparisons we often make about each other. THE BODY PROJECT is supported by more research than any other body image program and has been found to reduce onset of eating disorders.

Learn more about THE BODY PROJECT at THE BODY PROJECT COLLABORATIVE.

The best part about THE BODY PROJECT program is that it’s fun! It consists of two, 2-hour sessions. Miami women called "Peer Leaders" run the program. Peer leaders undergo extensive training in the program while building essential leadership skills that are relevant for many careers.

Complete an online Peer Leader Application 

Questions about THE BODY PROJECT? Contact Dr. Ashley Wilson at: wilso227@miamioh.edu.

Workshops

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Testimonials

"Participating in Body Project training was honestly life changing. The program really opened a dialogue about important issues that aren’t usually addressed. Just in the last 24 hours, my thought process has dramatically changed. I’ve always been aware of the harmful effects of the media’s skewed portrayal of beauty ideals, but this program really helped me to explore and challenge all of the messages the media is sending."

-Savannah C., Student, The Ohio State University  

"The Body Project is an incredible program to be a part of. I feel honored to have been able to be trained by such educated professionals. Because of this training, I feel prepared to lead my peers into an era where body image problems will be the exception and not the norm."

-Emily G., Student, University of Colorado, Boulder  

"The Body Project has made me feel so much bolder and more qualified as a body positive advocate. It has made me realize the positive impact I can make. I am so ready to go out and try to change my community and beyond. Additionally, it pushed me to be more body confident myself so I can be a better role model. I myself feel much more confident and am ready to make other women in my community feel the same."

-Autumn B., Student, The Ohio State University