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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.

By: Aisha Saeed | October 14, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

I stare at the reminder on my calendar: draft due to Leigh Ann, and the only words that come to mind are “I have no more words.” It’s time to write my next column. But it’s also time to pause and absorb the fact that we are six months into living remotely in an effort to contain a global pandemic, and over 200,000 of my fellow citizens have died in those six months.

It has been a long six months. 

There is a very good reason I feel like I have no more words – an intertwined set of very good reasons, actually.

By: Abby Palko | October 08, 2020 | Palko POV

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 08, 2020 | interns

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

| October 07, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

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

| October 07, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

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 07, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

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

1.    Why did you join the Body Positive team?

| October 04, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

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? 

| October 01, 2020 | legal-clinic, interns

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.

By: Aisha Saeed | September 28, 2020 | Body Positive, interns

Join us at 5 pm on September 23 for an intimate conversation with our 2020 Distinguished Alumnae! 

By: Leigh Ann Carver | September 08, 2020 |

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