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Diversity in body image image experiences: A panel discussion

Diversity in body image experiences: A panel Discussion; How do our identities influence how we perceive our bodies and ourselves?; Who had the right to decide how our bodies "should" look and feel?; What is our role in refefining societal body image standards?;  Duke Disability Alliance Logo; NAMI at Duke Logo; Body Banter Logo; Panelists images and names: Sabriyya Pate, Ashley Kelley, Marie-Line Lochard; Hear our speakers share how gender idenitity, race and culture have shaped their body image and mental health experiences, and engagein an interactive discussion afterwards.; When: March 21 (Thurs) 7-8:30pm; Where: Perkins Linken Classroom 2; Snacks and drinks will be served!
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Body Banter, Duke Disability Alliance, and NAMI at Duke

How do our various identities intersect with the ways that we perceive our bodies, and why does it matter? Body image issues do NOT discriminate, and sharing stories from diverse perspectives is a strong way to increase visibility of marginalized groups, to provide hope for those who feel alone in their struggles, and to help develop resources that are considerate to the needs of every individual.

Listen to our panelists share their loved experiences and insights, engage in a post-panel discussion on why we should challenge current societal definitions of body image standards, and finally, consider how we can act on these ideas.

Contact: Steph Ng