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Mind The Body You Occupy: A Discussion on Body Diversity with Ellise A. Smith at Maven Space

October 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Tuesday October 11th from 12-1pm, Ellise A. Smith of Fatness Fiction/+Plus Size Magic Radio will join us at Maven Space for a discussion on body diversity.

An exploration of body image related to the experiences of those who identify outside of Eurocentric body ‘norms’. In today’s society, body image continues to control and create negative experiences. This session will disrupt permissible hate and discrimination associated with these bodies while exploring the history, impacts, and provide a call to action to support the differences of bodies.

Maven Space members get free admission (check your Membership Packet for the discount code).

$10 for nonmembers. All attendees must reserve their spot through Eventbrite*

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About Elise:

Ellise Antoinette Smith is from Detroit, Michigan, with a research focus on the experiences of bodies that identify as fat. With an interdisciplinary focus, Smith uses photography (#VisualActivism), podcasting, spoken word poetry, and social media as a catalyst to center these narratives.

As doctoral student in the Urban Education Studies program at IUPUI, Smith dedicates her scholarship to creating celebratory spaces for the marginalized identities that she holds using frameworks such as Black Feminist Thought, Sense of Belonging, Intersectionality, and Critical Race Theory. She aims to ensure the work and narratives around bigger bodies are included in academia while challenging the dominant ideologies around body image acceptance.

Smith centers her work within the sector of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as she pulls from her experiences working with first-generation, low-income students, racial equity, and eradicating injustices for historically excluded identities.


October 11, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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