Did you know that 97% of women have at least 1 negative thought about their body image every single day? And 95% of college age men are dissatisfied with their bodies on some level? You cannot have a discussion about mental health on college campuses without discussing body acceptance and disordered eating. Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide and have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric diseases. More than half of LGBTQ+ youth have been diagnosed with an eating disorder at some point in their lives and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) with eating disorders are half as likely to be diagnosed or receive treatment.
Body Acceptance 101 is an educational interactive program for students with comedy elements that provides practical steps on how to embrace the body you’re in and how to operate in a world that profits off of our insecurities in life, online and on social media. But like... in a fun way. Prevention, intervention and recovery are completely possible, and becoming educated on weight biases, toxic positivity, and signs of disordered eating are key steps toward body acceptance.
This show is written and created by Kacey Spivey, a comedian, actress, and host who struggled with her own eating disorder and now proudly shares her recovery story. Specializing in clean comedy, Kacey brings heart and humility to the stage, bringing light and levity to audiences everywhere.