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The Body Project

Mission

Empower BYU women with the tools to combat society’s unrealistic appearance ideal and embrace all the wonderful aspects of themselves and others and focus on reaching their full potential while at BYU and throughout their lives.

Vision

BYU women will resist cultural pressures to adhere to the appearance ideal in their daily lives and increase their confidence and body satisfaction.


Come participate in The Body Project — a group of students working together to decrease adherence to the appearance ideal and increase body acceptance!

THE BODY PROJECT is a fun and interactive program designed to empower women to challenge unrealistic cultural messages about the appearance ideal and develop healthy body acceptance. Participants will have the opportunity to critique the appearance ideal through verbal, written, and behavioral exercises. Through these exercises, women learn the costs of pursuing appearance ideals, ways to combat them, and the basics of body activism. Participants will leave this training with skills to promote body acceptance of diverse body shapes and sizes, counter negative appearance talk in their daily lives, and embrace all of the wonderful non-appearance-related aspects of themselves and others.

Participation requires a commitment to attend two, two-hour sessions led by peer leaders in a comfortable environment. Sign up for The Body Project Here:

Meet Our Peer Leaders!
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Estela Luque

"[The Body Project] has helped me feel free, empowered, and in control of my life and happiness. It gave me confidence in myself and abilities. It has completely changed my life."
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Madsyn Selph

"[The Body Project] has helped me create a healthy relationship with my body and given me a community of others trying to do the same. It has been totally empowering and I am so thankful for it."
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Kaitlyn Zito

"It has empowered me! I have learned to better love myself and others!"
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Alisandra Olivares

"The Body Project has allowed me to feel comfortable in my own skin."
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Jane Stirling

"I love the opportunity that the Body Project gives me to come together with amazing women and learn how to feel more comfortable in my own body!"
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Mary Claire

"The Body Project has been so empowering for me. It has given me the tools and confidence I need to speak out against toxic diet culture language, and has helped me learn to love and accept my body unconditionally."
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Maddison Eborn Jex

"The Body Project has empowered me to fight back against my negative self talk and to recognize my worth. It has been an incredible way for me to find community and is a space where I can feel confident."
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