Hayley Esterline, a third-year in psychology and women’s gender and sexuality studies, and Laurie Hamame, a fourth-year in journalism, are co-presidents of Body Sense, an Ohio campus organization that advocates for self-love. Hamame said Body Sense “fights the consequences of negative body image,” such as the stigma associated with eating disorders, and the student organization donates funds to various body-positive organizations.
Hamame said that the group tries to discuss body image and body positivity, and it hosts activities in new ways every other Wednesday in room 220 in the Younkin Success Center.
“You can talk about body image over and over and over, but it’s not going to make a difference unless you present it in a way no one’s ever heard it before,” Hamame said.
Among the activities Body Sense has organized in the past are actress Brittany Snow’s visit to campus as a guest speaker and the annual spring National Eating Disorder Association Walk, which will be held April 16 this year.