Do you struggle with accepting your body the way it is?  Does your discomfort with your body affect your mood and prevent you from enjoying yourself?  If so, check out the Body Project, Student Counseling Services’ leadership and body image program for college women at Illinois State University.

The Body Project is a peer-led program designed to help women learn how to combat the unrealistic, ultra-thin ideal portrayed by the media.  Participants will develop strategies for stopping ‘fat talk’ in conversations with friends and loved ones, develop a more positive relationship with their bodies, and learn how engage in Body Activism. The Body Project includes two separate, two-hour sessions.   All participants who complete both sessions will earn a certificate of completion.  Where applicable, students will earn credit towards the ISU Leads Certificate. Pre-registration is required.

The Body Project is starting soon, and there are a variety of dates and times available.  For more information, please contact Jenni Thome, Eating Disorder and Body Image Outreach Coordinator, Student Counseling Services, at, or Jim Almeda, Health Promotion and Wellness, at