Reclaiming Our Bodies: Challenging Expectations of Athletic Bodies

2 – 3:30 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

This event will encourage discussion surrounding the expectations of body image for students at Williams College. Effortless perfection is a term commonly used to refer to Williams students. This talk aims to challenge this notion of perfection as it relates to body image. We hope that anyone who has experienced the societal pressures of unattainable appearances will join us in this discussion. Samantha Livingstone, who speaks professionally on these issues and is connected to the Williams community, will be facilitating the event.

Samantha Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, transformational speaker, high-performance consultant and mother of four. After a near-death experience with her then 12- month old daughter, Samantha knew it was time to pay forward all she’s learned about achievement, emotional agility, rising from failure and finding happiness.

Today, Samantha helps athletes, coaches and leaders to cultivate and further develop the fundamental skills needed to become more mindful, courageous, resilient leaders so they can achieve AND feel fulfilled along the way. She holds a master’s degree in education and is the founder and facilitator of the Livingstone High Performance Academy where she offers two, multi-module online courses infused with live coaching and community support.

Sponsored by the Women’s Track Team.