It is common for women to internalize an unrealistic appearance ideal, which can lead to low self-esteem and negative thoughts and behaviors. The University of Texas at Austin is excited to offer The Body Project through a collaboration between the Longhorn Wellness Center and Counseling and Mental Health Center.
The Body Project is designed to help female-identifying college students resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance-ideal standard of beauty, reduce their pursuit of unrealistic bodies, and empower them to create and affirm positive body image.
The program consists of two 2-hour small-group sessions held once a week. Each group will have about 6-8 students and be facilitated by trained peer educators. The groups are fun, empowering, and highly interactive.
The UT Body Project will resume in Fall 2022. For questions, please contact Sarah Frey, Health Promotion Coordinator at the Longhorn Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.