Say It Louder
January 29, 2013
I know that many people resolve to get fit, to lose weight, to change how they look, and then to change some aspects of their lives with the New Year. I’m interested in why that is, so I had a conversation with Amy Chestnutt, coordinator of the Women’s Center Eating Disorders Education Initiative. She says we need to change our minds about this kind of change. We need to change: 1) What we expect about how we look 2) What it means to change ourselves and how we go about it.
December 13, 2012
Women between the ages of 18-21 are known to have the worst body image problems. But what about female athletes? ESPN claims that these are women who are supposed to have the "best" bodies that most females idolize. We wanted to hear what the athletes had to say about their changing bodies. How do they feel bench-pressing more weight than their male friends and boyfriends? How do they feel having to stretch out their shirts to fit over their muscles? How do they feel when other girls call
September 01, 2012
Two professors, Meredith Woo, one grad student, and many undergraduate females walk into a bar... Last semester I had the privilege of attending a fascinating Flash Seminar, as part of EngageUVA. The topic: "Why Women Can't Have It all." Our discussion was very much led by a woman who would appear to contradict the discussion title; she has risen quickly up the U.Va ladder, as a