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Body Positive

October 07, 2020

Name: Julia Paraiso
Year: Third
Major: Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

October 07, 2020

Name: Jessie Meyers
Year: Fourth, first year MPP Student
Major: Economics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

October 07, 2020

Name: Mary Katherine West
Year: Third
Major: Youth and Social Innovations Major

1.    Why did you join the Body Positive team?

I wanted to get involved with the Women's Center because it's an empowering and uplifting community, dedicated to addressing social justice issues and equity at this university and in the broader community.

2.     What are some intersections of your identity and how does that relate to body positivity?

October 04, 2020

Name: Jay Li
Year: Fourth
Major: Computer Science and Economics

1.    Why did you join the Body Positive team?

September 28, 2020

As a woman of color, immigrant, child of immigrants and multilingual social worker, I tend to see the world through a unique lens. My minority identities afford me a superpower of always finding and feeling the gaps in systems in which I live. I often feel pulled to create space for myself and others who don’t always feel included.

October 17, 2019

Name: Linea Fuller

Year: 2020

Major: Biology

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

The Women's Center has completely transformed my experience at UVA and opened so many doors for me. I find myself constantly involved in a variety of amazing conversations and activities on grounds bring awareness and learning about pressing issues that we face today.


2.    What organizations are you involved with at UVA?

November 28, 2018

Jasmin Li

Name: Jasmin Li

Year: Second

Major: CS and ECON

Hometown: Fairfax, VA


1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

June 05, 2018

Body Positive Senior Intern Courtney Cuppernull with her Mother and Grandmother

Courtney with her mother and grandmother at our annual graduation celebration. We were pleased to hear from Courtney as one of our selected student speakers at this event. You can find her remarks here.

Major: Public Policy & Leadership and History 
Hometown: Great Falls, VA

April 03, 2018

Body Positive intern Peaches Sanfilippo

Get to know Body Positive team intern, Peaches! 

Year: 2nd
Major: Women Gender & Sexuality Studies and Statistics
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

February 07, 2018

UVA alumna Amy Chestnutt coordinates the Body Positive program at the Women's Center and co-teaches Gender, Body Image & Activism