#QVWBody: Dr. Timaree Schmit

"No matter how much space it occupies or how long it's been on the planet or what it can do, we believe that bodies are good."

Dr. Schmit just finished a wonderful opening talk introducing the ideas of sex-positive feminism

At her Catholic high school in NE, the analogy for sex that was give was tape, used once and then ruined. That doesn't jibe with her view of life. "We have to remember that our value is intrinsic."

Dr. Schmit implored the crowd to reject society's limits on our bodies. "To love yourself in world that tells you that you're good enough and your body is good enough is a radical act. It is an act of supreme rebellion."

"Your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest... You will grow back over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated."