Peer Body Project

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

If you have ever found yourself spending time and energy criticizing your body and trying to find ways to change the way you look, you are not alone.

The Peer Body Project is a community of young women engaging in conversations and practicing skills to help you spend less time trying to change your body and more time living the life you want.

You will have the opportunity to talk about our culture's unhealthy fixation with unattainable appearance ideals, which give rise to body image concerns, eating disorders, and numerous mental health problems in our society.

Many women find the themes discussed during Body Project groups to be personally relevant and eye-opening. By participating in these discussion groups, you will have an opportunity to discuss your own body image concerns while learning more about how our society perpetuates these unhealthy beauty ideals and how we as individuals can act as role models for change.

You are eligible to participate if you are a female student interested in learning about how to live a healthier, happier life! All sessions will be run by our trained peer educators.


Fall 2023 sessions will be held Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Postupak Room (McGowan 102).

  • October 1
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29

Please plan to attend all four workshops, as the discussions build on previous groups. We will discuss body acceptance, how to resist pressures to conform to societal beauty ideals, and ways we can all contribute to a healthier campus community.

To learn more or to register for one of our upcoming sessions, please contact us at

“Think about all of the women and girls in your life… and think about how much time and energy and emotion they spend disliking their bodies. Now, imagine what we could do with all of that time, energy, emotion, and money if we were to have them be happy with their bodies” - Carolyn Becker