“I love my legs,” “I rock my freckles” and “I love my ‘ba-donk-a-donk,’ ” are just a few of the positive things that University of Colorado Boulder students have to say about their bodies in preparation for the second annual “Rock Your Body” event on March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom.
Hosted by Community Health, a division of the Wardenburg Health Center, the free event is meant to celebrate bodies of all different shapes, sizes and colors, according to Anne Schuster, professional coordinator of the Community Health program.
CU students will be able to participate in a variety of activities including a body-positive photo project in which students can have their pictures taken with their own body-positive message. The photos will be posted on the CU Health Buffs Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/healthbuffs following the event. Some student groups already have participated in this part of the event and their pictures are available on the Facebook page.
The CU Interactive Theater Project will offer a performance on body image at noon. Interactive Theater gives students the opportunity to directly engage with the characters as they grapple with real-life solutions and challenges in this unique format.
Students also will have the opportunity to play Dance Central, talk to a dietitian from Wardenburg Health Center, take a body health screening to better understand their relationship with food, eating and their self-image, and have a one-on-one consultation with a professional from CU’s Counseling and Psychological Services.
A variety of community resources and free food also will be available at the event. For more information visit http://healthcenter.colorado.edu/communityhealth/services/events/.
Anne Schuster, 303-492-5113