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UT Body Project

Have you ever felt insecure or uncomfortable in your body? If yes, know you are not alone. It is common for women to internalize an unrealistic appearance ideal, which can lead to low-self esteem and negative thoughts and behaviors. Ready to break free? The Body Project is here for you.

The University of Texas at Austin is excited to launch The Body Project through a collaboration between the Longhorn Wellness Center and Counseling and Mental Health Center.  

The Body Project is designed to help female-identifying college students resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance-ideal standard of female beauty, reduce their pursuit of unrealistic bodies, and empower them to create and affirm positive body image.

The program consists of four one-hour small-group sessions held once a week. Each group will have about 8-10 students. Each group will be facilitated by trained peer educators. The groups are fun, empowering, and highly interactive.

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The program will run at two different times during Spring 2019. In order to participate in the Body Project, you must commit to attending all four sessions with your group:

Group 1 (Starting Wednesday, March 27th)

  • Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm (3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17)
  • Peer Educators: Lily J. and Carly W.

Group 2 (Starting Thursday, March 28th)

  • Thursdays 6pm-7pm (3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/17)
  • Peer Educators: Amanda W. and Shalaka D.

If you are selected to participate in the Body Project, you will be contacted by their group facilitator with confirmation of your session time and the location of the group meetings. For additional questions, please contact Kelsey Lammy, Mental Health Promotion Coordinator at the Longhorn Wellness Center.

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