Body Image: Set Up for Failure

November 20 | Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Union 232

The purpose of this event is to get students together to explore body image in many diverse perspectives.

Some of the perspectives that will be included in this event will be:

  • The general thoughts about body image
  • Stereotypes of persons with poor body image
  • How media effects our perception of body image
  • How our perception of body image effects the media
  • The Transgender perception of body image

Anyone who attends this event should be able to leave with a broader perspective of body image, and tools to help respect themselves as well as others.


Lonald Wishom, WSUSA VP for Diversity 2011-12 created Taboo Talks because, in his words, "I think that our country has reached a point where everyone is so eager to claim that we are in a post oppression society that it's hard to discuss issues of oppression. It's rare to engage in dialog about issues such as race, sexuality, religion and politics without worrying about being viewed negatively by people with differing views; this results in a lack of these discussions and a lack of understanding differences. I envisioned Taboo Talks being a safe place to discuss differences in ideas in an effort to inform and educate WSU students on different views."

The Center for Diversity & Unity looks forward to supporting the continuation of this program with each new WSUSA VP for Diversity as we seek to establish connection and build community at Weber State, in Utah and across the globe.

These events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2014 Talks

  • September 18
    Soul or Science?
  • October 23
    Babies: Abort or Support
  • November 20
    Body Image: Set Up for Failure

When and Where

Noon - 1:15 p.m.
@ CDU - Union Room 232



Cody Brown

See video from previous events