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October 15, 2020

Name: Abeba Amenshowa
Major: Global Development Studies and Foreign Affairs
Year: Third

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

I was attracted to the welcoming environment full of diverse women who I knew I'd be able to depend on and learn from.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

My favorite memories at UVA have all been nights I've spent kicking it at my crib with my friends and us just enjoying each other's company.

October 14, 2020

As the Body Positive team settles into our new routine of virtual weekly meetings, we have been working hard to revamp our programing to make it online friendly and welcome more voices to the table. One of the coolest things (in my opinion) about our program is that we offer a two-session group-based intervention called the Body Project to female identifying women at UVA.

October 08, 2020

Name: Chloe Lyda
Major: Double Major in Government and English and Double Minor in Global Sustainability and Women, Gender, & Sexuality
Year: Third Year

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

I wanted to learn how to advocate more effectively and respectfully (in terms of not speaking over those that have experiences and identities that I do not).

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

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?

October 01, 2020

Name: Sydney Pulliam
Major: Double Major in Batten's BA for Public Policy and Leadership & Art History with a Minor in Psychology
Year: Third

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

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.

August 06, 2020

Name: Grace Leffler
Year: 3rd
Major: Psychology, Cognitive Science
Hometown: Richmond, VA

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

I was curious about finding a more focused and intentional volunteer group, which is how I ended up here once my professor nudged me towards this program. I hate that the actual Women's Center is closed; everyone should visit the place at least once!

2.    If you could describe YWLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?

Embracing, mindful, energizing.

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