“Let’s just face it, we’re in a digital world and we’re not going to be going back,” Sarah Swallow, MCAS ’18, said.
“I used to look in the mirror everyday and hate my reflection,” Kelly said. “It’s something I still struggle with to this day.”
Students discussed their experience with media representation of disabled people. They found that these representations are often of the “token person in the wheelchair,” which is a limited image of what disability looks like.
Shane Ortega was not allowed to participate in active duty because he was transgender. He went on to help advocate for the lifting of the ban, which was passed this past July.
The filmmaker and advocate spoke Wednesday as part of Love Your Body Week.
The Women’s Center and two student leaders gear up for this year’s upcoming “Love Your Body Week.”
As the culminating event of Love Your Body Week, The Women’s Center presented ‘The Good Body,’ a play written by ‘Vagina Monologues’ author Eve Ensler.
Lily Myers’s poem “Shrinking Women” went viral on YouTube and won the “Best Love Poem” award at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.