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The True Body Project is Coming to Xavier University and Here’s Why This is Important

The true body project is a group in Cincinnati that was created in 2005. The group’s mission is to empower and advocate for women and girls of all ages. This group is for women by women. In this group, women talk about and journal about everyday issues that we face like abuse, relationships, addiction, and eating disorders and also. The types of activities are art projects, journaling and many other types of workshops based on real-life stories that also promote wellness. The reason why groups like these are important is that it gives people a voice and people have the opportunity to bond with others. Personally, groups like this are important to me is because I have clinical depression. After going through a partial hospitalization program over Christmas break, even though the program helped me I had nowhere to go to voice my struggles with depression and other issues. This program gives me the opportunity to be able to feel safe and it gives me the chance to connect with others that I usually would not get the chance to. This group is coming to campus because women on Xavier women need a space to talk out their issues and while also being in a comfortable environment. True Body Project’s Stacy Sims will lead us in our kick-off session with a variety of exercises that will be offered in our weekly gatherings, encouraging us to:

Heal, 

grow authentically,

support one another, 

strengthen our voices, and

embrace our femininity!

 

If you want to know more about the True Body Project go on their website

The event is on Wednesday, February 28, 4 pm in the Interfaith Prayer Chapel at Husman Hall

*This is open and welcoming space for gender non conforming, gender fluid family

If you have any questions about this event you can contact: Tala Ali at [email protected], Charese Foster at [email protected], and Kayla Buzzi at [email protected].

 

Charese Foster is a senior Political Science major with a double minor in peace and justice studies and international studies from Toledo, Ohio. She is a contributor for Her Campus Xavier. When not writing for Her Campus, she spends her time with Model United Nations, reading her horoscope and watching Netflix.
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