The Good Body
"Except for a rare few, the women I met loathed at least one part of their body. There was almost always one part that they longed to change, that they had a medicine cabinet full of products devoted to transforming or hiding or reducing or straightening or lightening. Just about every woman believed that if she could just get that part right, everything else would work out. Of course, it is an endless heartbreaking campaign."
- Eve Ensler, excerpted from the prologue of "The Good Body"
The reading of Eve Ensler's "The Good Body" is the annual culminating event of Love Your Body Week. Directed and performed by Boston College students, "The Good Body" features monologues about a diverse group of women and their relationship with their bodies. A discussion usually follows the performance, providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the way their own relationship with their bodies reflects their perception of their own identity.