A national body image conference is taking place at Mount Saint Vincent University this week and a number of events are free and open to the public.

It’s called Breaking The Mold, Breaking The Silence, and it’s presented by the Mount’s Rita Deverell.

“Our hope for the conference is that it will be a forum to share information and experiences in an effort to take back our bodies as our most useful resource of intelligence, productivity, beauty, and accomplishment,” said Deverell.

Chris Rock’s Good Hair, a comedic documentary about achieving outward beauty, will be shown tonight at 7.

See www.msvu.ca/bodyimage for a list of other events.