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Mirrors Mess With The Mind

Mirror mirror on the wall

How you love to make me crawl

On my hands and bended knees

Through the glass and broken trees

Smirking as I shred my soul

Nevermore will you control

You can never make me small

Mirror mirror on the wall

 When was the last time you looked in a mirror?  What do you notice? 

Is it:

  1. Your sparkling smile that lights up a room? 

B. The honest, earnest expression your eyes convey? 

C. A confident, intelligent, well-rounded person?

            D. All of the above?

E. None of the above?

If you answered E, you are in good company.  The distorted and negative images that mirror reflect lend to the onset of eating disorders for more than 8 million Americans (seven million women and one million men) (National Eating Disorders Association.

11% to 14% of Murray State University students are at risk

for developing an eating disorder,

based on volunteer responses to annual surveys beginning in 1996.

February 25-March 3 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Murray State University is involved.


The MSU Women’s Center proudly invites you to the inaugural Mirrors Mess with the Mind exhibit.  Partnered with the Renfrew Treatment Center in Brentwood, Tennessee, and constructed by the Hudson School of Agriculture, this walkthrough Tunnel and House of Mirrors will illustrate how mirrors can lie, highlight how distorted body image can become, and reveal how an image in a mirror can affect the mind and impact a person’s day. The purpose of the event is to have others think about how often we gaze into the mirror and judge our worth and value by the image that is reflected back.

Please join us in the dance lounge on the second floor of the Curris Center on Tuesday, February 28 – Thursday, March 1 anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to visit this eye-opening exhibit.  

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