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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins Sunday, Feb. 24, and continues through Saturday, March 2. NIU will recognize the week through a series of events sponsored by the Counseling & Student Development Center, Health Enhancement, the Women’s Resource Center, Campus Recreation and the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences. All-week events Wear PURPLE all...
Little in the Middle publicity photo
The Women’s Resource Center at NIU will host two events during the first week of April focused on body image. A panel discussion titled “Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness” is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The discussion will highlight various...
Staci Lawrence (left) as Darcy and Deidra Edwards as Lydia in "Disfigured." Photo courtesy Dialogue Heavy Pictures.
From “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” to “The Biggest Loser” to “Dance Your Ass Off,” popular media seems obsessed with achieving a certain idealized body type. In the midst of this weight-obsessed culture, how does one build a positive body image? Is it possible to take ownership of a typically negative label such as “fat” and...