This project began in early 2009 when Becky sent Jill a link to this post on Shapely Prose. We began to talk about bodies. We wanted to talk about our own: what they look like, what they do, what we think about them. And we wanted to talk about all our bodies: health and positivity, discrimination, sexual violence, and power.
We wanted a space to talk about bodies. So, here we are.
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Jill, class of 2009, is a political science major on paper, but an anthropologist at heart. Concerned with reproductive justice, she is routinely able to pass off her interest in babies as legitimate scholarship.
Emily, class of 2009, is a history major interested in sexual violence prevention, LGBTQ issues, sex-ed and cheesecake.
Becky, class of 2010, is a history major who thinks everything’s best when it’s personal and passionate. She’s interested in sexual violence prevention, blaming the patriarchy, and hosting dance parties.
Lisa, class of 2009, is a Spanish teacher with a weakness for linguistics and cheese.
Jacque, class of 2011, is happy to live in a society where she can garden, sew, wear high heels, sing, and cook because she WANTS to, not because those are the only things society lets her do, and where she can ski, play soccer, chop wood, watch baseball, pursue farming, and wear flannel man shirts too. She rejoices that she can write, make art, sing, wander, and live freely. She lives in a changed society. And that is why she knows that someday, it will be socially RIGHT for women to love their bodies and themselves, no matter what they look like.
Davi, class of 2009, is a political science major (who dabbles in Spanish). She enjoys Scrabble, pug dogs, and powerful women!
Jane, class of 2010, is a an international relations major and French concentrator with a weakness for white wine and anything related to women and/or queer women. Currently obsessed with Ani DiFranco, she likes indie music, arguing about how patriarchy is represented in classic literature, and preserving her optimistic hopes for change and equality.
Carolyn, class of 2011, is an Asian Studies major with a disciplinary base in Sociology/Anthropology. As the oldest of three daughters, she grew up feeling that she was the most awkward body-wise. She has since eradicated those thoughts from her mind and celebrates her body by having random dance sessions alone in her room.
Britta, class of 2009, is a Spanish and English major who likes balance and breakfast in bed.
Norma, class of 2012, is seriously into feminism, social justice, political theory, obnoxious internet memes, and the 100% greatness that is Abraham Lincoln. Social norms deconstruction in the hizzy!
Katie, class of 2010, is a Human Ecology (environmental studies) major from Michigan who is is into food and supportive/creative communities for all.
A documentary about us! Thanks, Anna.