“To Write Love on Her Arms” table talk inspires Niagara University students

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Dedication. Acceptance. Loving. Encouragement. Inspiring. Supportive. These are all words that describe To Write Love on Her Arms, a club at Niagara University.

On March 15, 2016, To Write Love on Her Arms held a table talk at lower level Gallagher Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m as part of National Women’s History Month.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement whose purpose is to present hope and help people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

“Our mission is to break the stigma of mental health and to educate people on mental health issues,” said Sabrina Swortz, a sophomore at Niagara University.

Swortz explained that the purpose of the table talk was to send positive body image messages to students at Niagara.

“We are sending these positive body image messages both through our photo frames and our dear body letters to yourself,” she said. “We want to encourage people to like and accept themselves for who they are.”

Allison Jenne, a sophomore at Niagara University, loves being a part of the club. She explained that all of the members are really supportive and she always has someone to turn to when she is having a rough day.

“In the club, members are encouraged to be open about their feelings and how they feel about themselves,” she explained. “People are able to come into our meetings and be open with other people who are willing to listen and will not judge.”

For more information on this club, please contact Holly Kaiser at hkaiser@mail.niagara.edu. The club meets Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Hall room 109.

-Britini D’Angelo, PRSSN

PRSSN teams up with the Women’s Study Committee

To assist in promoting Women’s National History Month, PRSSN teamed up with NU’s Women’s Study Committee. This celebration of women’s contributions to society includes a table talk with the national organization, To Write Love on Her Arms; a special talk with storyteller Laura Packer on the life of Sojourner Truth; and a panel talk with NU’s female math and science students and instructors.

The events of NU’s Women’s National History Month celebration take place all week. We encourage all faculty, students, and staff to attend!  For more information on the events, see our poster below!

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-Poster design by Gabi Jackson and Dominic Hannon