September 30, 2010

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Stacy Nadeau, a model for the Dove Real Beauty campaign, will give the talk, "Embracing Real Beauty," on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Panhellenic Council and the Women's Resource Center.

Nadeau was an industrial organizational psychology major at Depaul University who appeared on a Times Square billboard in the summer of 2005 as part of Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. The campaign's mission was "to make more women feel beautiful every day by widening the stereotypical theme of beauty and by inspiring women to take great care of themselves."

"If I can be part of changing the media's view on women's body types, then that's fantastic," said Nadeau, who has appeared on CNN and the "Today Show," "Ellen," "Dr. Phil," "Tyra" and "Oprah." "I have always been a curvier girl and always will be. I am proud of my body and think all women should be proud of theirs too."

Embracing Real Beauty
In her talk, "Embracing Real Beauty," Nadeau speaks to men and women about the role they can each play in incrementally changing the message that young women receive. It begins at an individual level, she tells audiences. "Only when we start reinforcing positive body image in our groups and in our communities, can we start a real wave of change.

"This is my time to encourage and help women feel great about themselves no matter what they weigh or look like," she said. "Women have surrendered to diets and insane eating habits to live up to social stereotypes for too long. It's time that all women felt beautiful in their own skin."

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