Today was the Honors Convocation/luncheon/what have you at my school. All semester I’ve been working on this project for my Honors Ethics class. I narrowed my theme down to Exploitation of Fat Bodies in Media.
I think my presentation went really well. My board was a little messy, but that’s okay. I had some really intriguing discussions with peers and professors, and the most common comment seemed to be ‘wow, this is something I wasn’t aware of/never thought of’!’ I got to hand out my brand spankin’ new business cards and I think I really got people to think about the representation of fat bodies in mass media. Even if I couldn’t say everything I wanted to say in short 5-10 minute conversations, I think the most important thing you can possibly do when you feel passionately about something is to even plant that first seed of an idea in someone’s head. That way, the next time they see a fat body on tv or in an ad, they’ll think back to my trifold board and really start to question how said body is represented. And if they have any critical thinking skills, they’ll start to see it more and more every day.
I’m super exhausted because I worked 11-7 last night and only got an hour and a half nap in this morning. And I’m really struggling to get all my final papers and projects in (one out of three done so far!) But I was really proud of how today turned out, so here you go. A picture of me looking totally babein’!