Feb. 24: “Gawking, Gaping, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies”

Eli Clare, author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and
Liberation, will be speaking at Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, Feb. 24th!

– Informal dinner and discussion with Eli – Batten House – 5:30 PM
– Presentation of “Gawking Gaping Staring” – Dalton 300 – 7:30 PM

He’ll be giving an interactive presentation titled “Gawking, Gaping,
Staring: Living in Marked Bodies.”  As Eli puts it, “Disabled people,
trans people, fat people, and people of color all know what it’s like
to be stared at. Through words and images, Eli explores the internal
experiences of living in marked bodies and the external meanings of
oppression and bodily difference.”

Read more about Eli and his work at www.eliclare.com

some BIC updates!

first of all, happy thanksgiving to everyone!

hope everyone had a great break!

just to let everyone know, we will have a meeting this Wednesday (the 3rd) at 9:30 am in the Health Center Conference Room. See you there!


also this wednesday at 4pm in the Counseling Center Lobby will be our weekly Body Image and Eating Issues Support group!


THere will be a special program NEXT wednesday (the 10th) at 4pm (location; TBD) with a woman from Renfrew to discuss issues that may occur over the holidays for students struggling with eatting and body image issues. More information to be provided!

BIC in the BI-CO

We’re in the Bi-Co TWICE in one issue!


First, where the Body Image Council is profiled : )

and Second, where there is a write up about Kathleen’s visit!


And while I’m plugging the Bi-Co, there are alot of really great events this month that the Haverford Women’s Center is sponsoring, including:

Events still to occur include the Orgasmic Birth film screening on Wednesday, November 12 in the Women’s Center at 8:00 p.m.; the domestic violence art show “A View Through My Window” from 4:00 p.m. November 18 through November 20 in Founders Great Hall; and SpeakOut, November 20 at 9:00 p.m. in the Founders Common Room.

thank you!

thank you so much to everyone who came to Kathleen’s talk tonight in Thomas Great Hall! It was such a great talk and wonderful to see so many people there!

Don’t forget coffee hour tomorrow, co-sponsored by Active Minds and Body Image Council!

Events for THIS WEEK

So, first off, *GO VOTE*

please vote. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. THIS TUESDAY. BMC students who are reigstered to vote using their school address, you are voting at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (turn left onto Montgomery from Morris Ave and keep walking past Baldwin and Harcum).

our monthly council meeting will be Wednesday (11/5) at 9:30 am in the Health Center Counseling center. we’ll talk about our ideas for the upcoming months and other things. All are invited to come!

Wednesday, 11/5, the Eating Issues and Body Image support group meets at 4pm. Because the heat hasnt bee working in the women’s center, they have decided to move the meetings to the counseling center basemesnt. if you have any questions about this, or any at all about the group, please email Shobhi at skanal@brynmawr.edu

Thursday, 11/6, our fall speaker, Kathleen MacDonald will be here. She’s doing workshops with health and counseling center staff, coaches, and residential life. She will be speaking in an open campus talk at 7:30 in TGH Thursday night. Freshmen, this is a required event if you are in wellness right now.

Friday, 11/7, Body Image Council and Active Minds will co-host coffee hour from 9:30 to 11:00 in Thomas Great Hall. Looking forward to seeing you there.