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October 28, 2015

Get to know Body Positive intern, Madison Baril!

Year: Second
Major: Pre-Commerce track with a minor in WGS
Hometown: Chesapeake Virginia

October 12, 2015

Our very own Body Positive Coordinator, Nora Arkin, and Senior Body Positive Intern, Tricia O'Donnell traveled to San Diego for the 2015 NEDA Conference, where they expanded their knowledge of eating disorders treatment, support, and prevention. They even got to meet Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director, writer, and producer of the documentaries, "Miss Representation" and "The Mask You Live In".

September 16, 2015

Get to know senior Body Positive intern and Volunteer Corps Coordinator, Tricia O'Donnell!

Year: 3rd
Major: Media Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI

September 01, 2015

We are excited to introduce another new member of the Women’s Center team, Nora Arkin!

February 26, 2015

The above photo features two Body Positive interns of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center, Katelyn Hebel (left) and Tricia O'Donnell (right) at the Zumba class during Celebrate Every Body Week at U.Va. Check out their interview with the Cavalier Daily during the annual Celebrate Every Body Week a

February 11, 2015

As someone who has been a long-time supporter to the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, Sara Cary is one of the Center’s most esteemed donors. In its 25th anniversary year, the Women’s Center would like to recognize Cary’s generosity by highlighting her here on our website.

December 15, 2014

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is proud and grateful to have continuous support from the U.Va. Parents Fund.

November 17, 2014

Event initiates discussion on body image, creates memories for U.Va. Family Weekend

The third annual Mother-Daughter Tea at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center welcomed about 20 guests during last month’s U.Va. Family Weekend. This engaging and powerful event was “the most successful in the past three years” in terms of the amount of interaction and depth of dialogue between interns, staff, mothers and daughters.

October 31, 2014

Second-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences, Tricia O’Donnell, attended last year’s Perfect Illusions event on a whim, but this year, as a Body Positive intern at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, there is no way she will miss it.

“I was initially reluctant because it seemed intimidating,” O’Donnell said, “but I decided last minute to show up. I am so glad I did, because it was very inspiring and powerful.

October 24, 2014

The interns and staff of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center welcome visitors during U.Va. Family Weekend to the third annual Mother-Daughter Tea on Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a fun, informative and inspirational event to engage those “who have a valuable role in supporting body positivity with their children.”