Tag: Eve Ensler

Love a Tree? Art Therapy Changes Lives at Sheppard Pratt

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Notre Dame Preparatory School student Natasha Szymkiewicz stands next to her “Love Your Tree Poster, which was selected for reproduction by The Center for Eating Disorders.
Notre Dame Preparatory School student Natasha Szymkiewicz stands next to her “Love Your Tree” poster, which was selected for reproduction by the Center for Eating Disorders.

When you hear the words, “Love Your Tree” – the name of the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt’s annual poster-making campaign – maybe you don’t immediately conjure body-image messaging, but green activism or landscaping possibilities? Then again, if you know witty playwright/social commentator Eve Ensler (The Good Body, from which the quote comes; The Vagina Monologues) you easily make the connection between these posters “that confront society’s narrow ideals about beauty and embrace body diversity and self-acceptance” and the quirky slogan. By the way, watch Ensler’s brill one-minute video from the doc America the Beautiful after the jump, which explains how she met a fantastically confident woman in Africa, in a field outside of Nairobi, and was moved to ask her: “Do you like your body?”

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