The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Carole Collins Ayanlaja (left), an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, comforts Mindy Houser (right), a Mattoon resident and business owner of Sharp Iron Athletics, as they discussed their experiences with sexual assault and the impacts it had on their body images. Houser said how her body looked and what she wore began to enter the dialogue for her and impacted decisions she made later. In celebration of my sister here, Im going to say something, Ayanlaja said. When you shared about the elevator incident and was it your body, it wasnt your body. Alright? We will not accept women being told that you wore the wrong outfit.

RISE Chat panelists talk body shaming, positivity

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter February 24, 2020

Making Excellence Inclusive hosted the third RISE Chat of the academic year Monday, this time to discuss how body discrimination has affected the workplace and society. The event featured short videos...

Student tells of ‘body shaming’ experience at Health and Counseling Services

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2018

One student, unhappy with the response she got after reporting what she says is a 'body-shaming' incident at Health and Counseling Services, has taken her concerns to the State Medical Licensing Board. Susannah...

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