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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 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 and click on “Accept Your Body Week.”