Our Mission

  • To create an overarching message to Everybody that "You Are Enough"
  • To challenge society's pressures about how a person should look
  • To encourage individuals to explore their unique and authentic selves


Many things influence our idea of the "perceived perfect body." A lot more goes into our body image than meets the eye.

  • How we internalize the cultural message of "the perfect body"
  • Body shaming, intentional or unintentional
  • Our own "inner critic"
  • Our personal body experiences
  • The messages or images that we engage with or spend time pursuing


Everybody is different, unique, and worthy to be celebrated!

Everybody has difficult body days - you are not alone!


Here are some Questions to begin to explore body acceptance: 1. What helps me to feel more comfortable in my own skin? 2.What doesn't support me feeling comfortable in my own skin? How can I adjust or change this? 3.If my body could talk right now, what would it say? 4.What's one way I can celebrate my body every day?


Here are some "take - aways" from other students after discussing the OHA Body Acceptance presentation

  • Appreciate all that your body can do
  • Remind yourself that "true beauty" is not simply skin-deep
  • Be aware of those negative voices in your head and how they are not helpful
  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good about your body
  • Become a critical viewer of social and societies messages
  • Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about your image to live your life to the fullest


For more support, head over to the body image tab on the Wellness Blog! Some of our Body Image articles are featured below! Commit to being an active part of the solution. Let's support one another in our body acceptance journeys!


 Plants in bright windows for a very calming scene

Body Image and Mental Health


Women standing together in their underwear with signs that say Body Neutral

Body Neutrality


A boy and a girl walking together ina dreary setting. The boy has his arm on the girl's shoulder while she is looking serious.

How to help a friend struggling with Body Image