The National Organization for Women at UCF is holding its annual Love Your Body Week Oct. 13 to Oct. 17.

Having recovered from six years of anorexia, NOW vice president Christina Marriner is passionate about changing the conversation around body image.

"A lot of the representations of different body types in the media aren't representative of the body types that we see around us," the senior sociology major said. "We're trying to spread the idea that all bodies are good bodies, no matter their size or ability."

The week offers events that encourage positive body perception, from clothing swaps and yoga to crafty self-love projects.

"It's strange to me that we can't bond around how much we like our bodies and appreciate them as they are," Marriner said.

See the full schedule below:

What: Candy & Compliments
When: Monday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union patio

What: Clothing Swap
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union patio

What: Body Love Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Nicholson School of Communication, Room 117

What: Paint Your Orgasm
When: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union Patio

What: Body Positive Zine Making Workshop
When: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Room 222

What: "What's Your Favorite Part of Your Body?"
When: Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Student Union Patio

What: Self-Care Gentle Yoga
When: Thursday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Claire

Read or Share this story: http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/story/news/college/2014/10/13/national-organization-for-women-hosts-love-your-body-week-at-ucf/17204179/