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Accept Your Body Week held March 18-22

BOONE—“Miss Representation,” a film exploring how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence, will be presented Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Beacon Heights Room of Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union.

This film is one of a series of events dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders, sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services. Events begin Monday evening.

Additionally on March 19, the 35-minute film “ED 101” will be continuously screened from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. in Tater Hill Room of Plemmons Student Union. This film illustrates the four types of eating disorders through expert interviews, personal family stories and journeys of recovery.

On March 20, a presentation titled “Nicki’s Unforgettable Radiance” features a mother’s journey of unconditional love, fear, healing and how she and her daughter taught each other to communicate, trust, and persevere. It begins run from 7 to 8 p.m. in Price Lake Room of Plemmons Student Union.

Other hour-long presentations and workshops, as well as sessions on belly dancing, body painting and Tai Chi, are included in the series.

The center will have a walk-in clinic Monday-Thursday from 1-4 p.m. and Friday from 1-3 p.m. for those who are concerned that they might have an eating disorder. Individuals can also visit http://counseling.appstate.edu and click “online screenings” for information.

All events are free and open to the public. For a full listing of the series’ events, go to http://counseling.appstate.edu and click on “Accept Your Body Week.”

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