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Body Respect Week

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What is Body Respect Week? 

Body Respect Week is November 8-12, 2021 and will bring the Tulane community comprehensive, queer-inclusive, culturally specific, body-positive health events.  The language around our bodies and health can be confusing and oftentimes misleading. The goal for this week is to help Tulane students shift their thinking from having to love their body towards respecting their body. Body respect is all about coming back to our default states, without the pressure of shame or negativity. It takes an unlearning of what society has tried to tell us matters about our bodies and becoming at peace with the fact that your body is just one small piece of who you are. We hope that students understand that respect carries reciprocal energy. Your body will honor you when you honor it.

Who is Body Respect Week for?

Body Respect Week is for all bodies. Body Respect Week is an invitation to be a part of conversations about bodies, one that nourishes and celebrates who we are and who we can become, including every way we show up in the world. We hope that Body Respect Week helps you to think about how has your body—just as it is—helped you survive in this world? What are some ways your body shows up just for you? What can you do to take better care of your body? What would be possible if you decided your body wasn’t the problem? Body Respect Week is an invitation to reclaim the body respect that is your birthright.

We invite you to use this site 

  • To access BRW Media Kit
  • To challenge the way you think about current standards of beauty and fitness.
  • To locate books and videosfacilities and programsactivities, and courses to help you on your way to body acceptance.
  • To expand your understanding of the links between current body ideals and the political, economic and cultural forces that shape them.
  • To get information and assistance with balanced nutrition and eating disorders.
  • To start down the path to body respect by taking the Body Respect Pledge.

On-Campus Resources

 

Body Respect Week 2021 Events

Monday: Body Respect Week Kick-Off

Swing by our tables for a hot nutritious meal, body respect resources, safer sex supplies, and information about Body Respect Week 2021 events throughout the week! We will also have a table hosted by the Tulane Campus Health Eating Concerns Team offering information about resources and support for folks with eating concerns on campus and in the community. We hope to see you there!

  • Location: McAlister Walkway, 11:00 AM – 1 PM
  • Lunch from 14 Parishes and snacks will be provided
  • Hosted by Campus Health
Monday:Decolonizing Your Plate

This Program is dedicated to showcasing students and the community that cultural foods are not unhealthy and ways to make the same foods with healthier substitutes. This will be a collaboration with a BIPOC nutritionist.

  • Location: IG Live, 4:00 PM
  • Hosted by The Office of Multicultural Affairs
Tuesday: Weight Room Orientations and Fitness Assessments
Build your confidence in navigating the Weight Room and Functional Fitness space at the Reily Student Recreation Center. This fitness space orientation will familiarize you with strength equipment and provide you with the general knowledge you need to get a full-body workout.
  • Location: Reily Student Recreation Center, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Hosted by Campus Recreation

The Fitness Assessment includes a body composition analysis, as well as a heart rate, flexibility, and strength evaluation. Plus, meet Campus Recreation Personal Trainers and talk to a trainer about setting healthy goals!

Tuesday: Redefining Beauty

Redefining Beauty aims to create a space where students can reflect on the messages they’ve received about health, size, and beauty and explore the beauty ingrained in them from their ancestors.

  • Location: Room 210, LBC, 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Hosted by The Well for Health Promotion
Tuesday:Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Self-Love with Mary

Flow into Body Respect Week with a Vinyasa Yoga Class to embody the second pillar of body respect week: "My body deserves to be treated with dignity". All bodies are good bodies and are welcome to join this all-levels yoga class for self-love.

  • Location: Diboll Yoga Studio – Reily Student Recreation Center, 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Hosted by Campus Recreation
Tuesday: SmashTALK: Tulane

Join us for an engaging virtual conversation about body image, eating disorders and navigating life in a diet-obsessed world.

  • Time: 6:00-7:30 PM CST
  • Location: Zoom, Register via Wave Sync to receive the zoom meeting link

Sponsored by Viamar Health ViaMar Health provides individualized, evidence-based eating disorder treatment. Our team of professionals work with clients along the voyage to eating disorder recovery from the point of the first call. Our adult residential program, Casita Del Mar, houses 14 total beds for adults (all genders). We treat adolescents and adults at our PHP and IOP levels of care. Transitional living is available for adults in our PHP or IOP. ViaMar is in network with most major insurances, is an approved TriCare provider, and can work with Medicaid plans in Florida, Kentucky & Colorado.

Wednesday: Live Well Hut with TUPHE

Join the TUPHEs on McAlister for the Live Well Hut. TUPHEs will empower and educate students to respect their bodies through words of affirmations and a healthy snack. Words of affirmation allows the mind to affirm that one’s body should be respected while having healthy snacks on hand allows fueling the body in a healthy way.

  • Location: McAlister, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Healthy snacks will be provided
  • Hosted by TUPHES from Campus Health
Wednesdays at the O: BRW Takeover

Each week the Office of Multicultural Affairs invites students to join them for free lunch, music, and intercultural life updates. Get to know the leaders of our multicultural student organizations, engage with our co-sponsors during the year. Learn about all the opportunities available to Tulane students

  • Location: CIL Perez Jackson Multipurpose - Room 115 in Richardson, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Hosted by The Office of Multicultural Affairs
Wednesday: Cooking Demo and Tasting

Join TU Dining/Sodexo Chef in a live cooking demo that includes easy to prepare and dorm room friendly balanced meals to nourish your body no matter how busy you may be.

  • Location: Greenbaum Demonstration Kitchen, 5:00-5:30 PM
  • Live Streatm Location: IG Live @TUCampusHealth
  • Hosted by TU Dining and Campus Health
Thursday: Live Well Hut with TUPHE

Join the TUPHEs on McAlister for the Live Well Hut. TUPHEs will empower and educate students to respect their bodies through words of affirmations and a healthy snack. Words of affirmation allows the mind to affirm that one’s body should be respected while having healthy snacks on hand allows fueling the body in a healthy way.

  • Location: McAlister, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Healthy snacks will be provided
  • Hosted by TUPHES from Campus Health
Thursday: Embodied Sexuality

When is the last time that you made time and space to fully be present in your body and sexuality? Join Dr. Flint to learn what it means to be fully present in your body. In this workshop we will be discussing the meaning of embodiment, dive into a guided sexual embodiment practice, and a releasing ritual. By the time you leave this workshop you will have reflected on what it means to really embody your sexuality, radically and authentically.

Please RSVP through Wave Sync. Limited to 12 participants. 

  • Location: JL Lawn, 2:00- 3:00 PM
  • Participants will receive an embodied sexuality goodie bag, plus there will be giveaways.
  • Hosted by Campus Health
Treat Yourseful Thursdays: Sexual Justice Edition

Treat Yourself Thursday Sexual Justice Edition is where students can engage with sexual health activities, get a massage, and watch a documentary which focuses on pleasure. This will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Center for Intercultural Life.

  • Location: Richardson Hall – Multipurpose Room, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Hosted by The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Health
Thursday: Beyond Pronouns: Affirming Trans & Nonbinary Identities

This panel will center trans and non-binary voices and prospective on how to affirm their gender beyond just using accurate pronouns, panelist will speak to their experiences and needs.

  • Location: Newcomb Hall – Room 445, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Hosted by The Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity
Thursday: Sex After Dark

Have questions about sex and want answers from a more reliable source than Google? Anonymously ask sex educator, Hope Kodman from Dynamo Toys & Supplies any and all questions about everything sex.

  • Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Location: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93291167510?pwd=ZnVFZmJBcnc1MDVyRERSZThOdS9Qdz09 
  • Hosted by The Well for Health Promotion
Friday: Mindful Movement Yoga with Chandra

Practice the 5th pillar of body respect: “My body deserves to move comfortably” in this Mindful Movement Yoga class. Every body is welcome to join this restorative class for mindful movement.

  • Location: Riverside Studio – Reily Student Recreation Center, 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
  • Hosted by Campus Recreation
Friday: Cardio Dance Party
The purpose of Cardio Dance party is to provide a fun and supportive space to exercise and have fun. This party will showcase instructors from dance formats: Zumba and Vixen! All fitness levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend! There will also be an opportunity drawing for participants who stay until the end! This is to acknowledge our designated Mindful Movement Day of Body Respect Week!
  • Location: Berger Family Lawn, 5:00- 6:00 PM
  • Hosted by Campus Recreation and the Well for Health Promotion

 

 

Learning Library

Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression

Books

Podcasts

Health at Every Size (HAES)

What is HAES: Health at Every Size?

  • Celebrates body diversity
  • Honors differences in size, age, race, ethnicity, gender, dis/ability, sexual orientation, religion, class, and other human attributes
  • Challenges scientific and cultural assumptions
  • Values body knowledge and lived experiences
  • Finding the joy in moving one’s body and being physically active
  • Eating in a flexible and attuned manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite, while respecting the social conditions that frame eating options

Videos

Podcasts

Links and Websites

Books

  • Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, by Linda Bacon, PhD, and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD. (2014).
  • Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon, PhD. (2008).
  • Body Trust Workbook

Intuitive Eating & Eating Disorders

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is making peace with our relationship with food. Intuitive Eating refers both to the specific 10-principle approach as well as mindful eating and general non-diet or anti-diet resources. For more information on intuitive eating, please visit 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating.

Eating Disorders

Podcasts

Links and Websites

Books

  • Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach), by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., Elyse Resch, M.S. (2020) + Intuitive Eating Workbook
  • Intuitive Eats Mini Cookbook
  • Sick Enough by Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

Weight Refusal Sheet

This is a resource to use when you don’t want to be weighed at the doctor’s office and could use some support to communicate that request. Created by Radical Health Alliance, it is a PDF that you can download for free and customize for yourself.