Featuring Dr. Charlotte Markey, Professor of Psychology, who will present “Raising Body Positive Girls.”
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Online (Zoom)
Deadline for registration:
Thursday, September 24, 2020
What is body image and why should we care about “raising body positive girls”?
The vast majority of tween and teen girls express dissatisfaction about their bodies and their appearances in general. This dissatisfaction is not a discrete or superficial worry. It’s a set of concerns that affect all facets of girls’ lives including their physical and mental health, sense of self, interpersonal relationships, and future aspirations.
In this presentation, I will review some of the latest research featured in my book, The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless, and discuss my experience of writing for health promotion. The research reveals triggers of body dissatisfaction (e.g., social media) and identifies practices that contribute to body-positive girls. I’ll also talk about the challenges of writing a book for teenagers. If you have a body and have ever wanted to feel better about it, or know, have known, or will know a teenaged girl, or have read or want to write a book for young people, this presentation is relevant to you.
About Dr. Markey:
Dr. Charlotte Markey is a world-leading expert in body image research, having studied all things body image, eating behavior and weight management for her entire adult life (almost 25 years!). She is passionate about understanding what makes us feel good about our bodies, and helping people to develop a healthy body image. Charlotte loves to share her body image wisdom with others, and is an experienced book author, blogger and professor at Rutgers University–Camden. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her daughter Grace, son Charlie, husband Dan, and their dog Lexi. For fun, she likes to run, swim, travel and read, but usually spends her free time driving her kids to see their friends and nagging them to clean their rooms.
To learn more about Charlotte Markey, you can visit her websites www.CharlotteMarkey.com or www.BodyImageBookforGirls.com, or connect with her on Facebook (Dr. Charlotte Markey), Twitter (@char_markey), Instagram (char_markey), or YouTube (Body Positivity).