Body Acceptance Week

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24.

In recognition of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, the Office of Health Promotion created Body Acceptance Week in 2001.

Body Acceptance Week is a week-long initiative to promote positive body image on campus, engage students in discussions and exploration of beauty standards, identify disordered eating or excessive exercise habits, and help students connect to resources.

Week's Events

My Body Is Freaking Awesome Fashion Show

  • Monday, February 20, 6-9 pm
  • Student Center, Ballrooms
  • Come watch Montclair State University students strut their stuff on the runway to showcase what real beauty is about!
  • Free t-shirts to the first 50 Montclair State students with valid student ID. 
  • Let Us Know You're Coming!

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The Mirror Project

  • Tuesday, February 23, 12-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms A & B
  • Many chances to win a "My Body is Freaking Awesome" t-shirt throughout the week!
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The Mirror Project is an art exhibit, which challenges people to think about how they perceive themselves."What do you see when you look in the mirror?”

Students, faculty and staff were asked the question above and responses were funny, sad, shocking and everything in between. Using diverse mediums, these statements were put onto mirrors. When viewing this exhibit, we hope that participants look deep inside themselves and truly reflect on their feelings towards their bodies, as well as look beyond their reflection in the mirror. The Mirror Project was created in 2008 by the Office of Health Promotion at Montclair State University.

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Studio DIY: Decorate Your Own Mirrors

  • Wednesday February, 22
  •  12:30 p.m. until supplies last!
  •  Student Center, Ballrooms A & B
  • "What do you see when you look in the mirror?”
  • RSVP Today!

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P.H.A.T. Chit-Chat

  • Thursday, February 23
  • 1-2 p.m.
  • Health Promotion, Drop In Center
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A safe space for big bodied, fat identified, chubby, plus sized and thick people to come together to chat about the things that matter to them with like-minded and like-bodied people.

**Note: This space is only for bigger bodied, chubby, plus sized, thick and fat-identified people. We ask all partners and friends of these individuals to respect the privacy of the space and refrain from attending.

Sponsored by Theta Delta Sigma

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It's Time to Talk about It

  • Friday, February 24
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • NEDA Week is approaching and we're here to talk about it! Stop by our table in the Student Center Lobby to learn about different eating disorders and continue in our body positivity for Body Acceptance Week. 
  • See You There!