Hello! You may have noticed this mannequin on display in the Iwasaki Library this week. It’s part of the dramaturgy for Emerson Stage’s production of Fefu and Her Friends, which will be opening in the Semel Theater next week. We’re interested in body image in the context of modern feminism — the mannequin kicks off the discussion by inviting people (predominantly women, as implied by the body shape, but we’d welcome male participation too) to place a sticker on the area of the body you would most like to change about yourself.
But, we recognize that there’s so much more to talk about than a single dot can encompass. And we invite you to talk about it here. We’ve turned off registration requirements, so you can maintain anonymity, but we do ask you to keep comments civil and respectful. (This thread is moderated, and particularly offensive comments will be blocked.)
Let’s kick it off with this question: are there any parts of your body that you love, even though society tells you that you should feel otherwise? Share your thoughts below, in the comments.