SNAC Real Beauty Campaign
Disordered eating and poor body image are prevalent on campus.
SNAC wants to end negative body talk, unhealthy dieting, and superficial, unrealistic
beauty ideals that contribute to these problems. SNAC wants to
promote REAL health and REAL beauty from the inside out!
EveryBODY is Beautiful Fashion Show
What makes you beautiful from the inside out? Is it your
warmth, sense of humor, self-confidence, unique style...? Tell us what
character traits make you (and others) attractive, and get the
opportunity to model in our EveryBODY is Beautiful Fashion Show on
Wed. Oct. 10th, 2012, 1-2 p.m. during COC's
Body Mind Wellness Community Resource Fair in the Honor Grove.
Models can dress themselves or receive fashion and beauty tips from
our professional consultants. We want to showcase REAL college
men and women of all shapes, sizes, ages, races, and ethnicities who
have REAL beauty from the inside out! Click here for a
model entry form.
All entry forms due by 5 p.m. on Thurs. Sept. 27th, 2012.
Fat Talk Free Week
During the week of October 15-20, 2012, SNAC encourages you to take
the pledge (below) and wear a rainbow ribbon in support of stopping
negative body talk. Why rainbow ribbon? Because
everyBODY is beautiful, just as every color is beautiful."
Take the Fat Talk Free Week Pledge:
Today I promise to eliminate "fat talk" from conversations with
my friends, my family, and myself. Starting now, I will strive
for a "healthy ideal" which I know looks different for every person
and focuses on health, not weight or size. I will celebrate
the things about myself and the people in my life that have nothing
to do with how we look. I decide to end "fat talk" now!
Watch this powerful 1-minute
Free Week" slide presentation.
"Fat Talk" and how to change the conversation to help discourage disordered eating and
Get involved in
with post-its, and make someone smile :-)
Read this Q & A Handout which covers
Common Misperceptions about Fat Talk Free Week.
Click on SNAC Events for more info about
Fat Talk Free Week educational seminars and activities.
Real Beauty Art/Photo Exhibit
What does real beauty mean to you? Submit your art/photos that capture real
beauty in our world, and your work may be included in SNAC’s annual
"Real Beauty" Art Exhibit at COC. Click here for
an informational flier and the required
COC students, staff/faculty, and community members are encouraged to
apply. All submissions due by 5 p.m. on Thurs. Oct. 4th,
Previous "Real Beauty" photo submissions:
Coast of Oregon
Real beauty: "You can hear the
waves crashing on the rocks. The smell of the ocean. You can
feel the mist of the waterfall and the waves. You can taste
the salt from the ocean. Beauty is not just what you see.
You experience beauty using all of your senses."
Gina Bogna with husband, Glenn,
serving at the Three Angels Relief Orphanage in Port Au
Real Beauty: "Spending time at
an orphanage in Haiti was life changing - our perspective on
life is healthier and more balanced. It was a beautiful
experience: we did not share the same language but a smile
is a universal language. I believe we received far more than
COC Library Media Technician
In Loving Memory of Felice Kurtzman - 8/23/55 - 11/3/07
"Real beauty is a family's
incredible love, strength, and unity while its wife and
mother battles cancer."
Sheri Barke MPH, RD.
Student Healthy Center
Women With Attitude
"Real beauty is an attitude
rather than a physique."
"Real beauty is captured by the
respect and loyalty we have for each other."
"Real beauty - the beauty of
nature and life."
"Real beauty is the innocence of
"Real beauty is the love between
a mother and a daughter."
Biology Lab Coordinator