CMU residence hall celebrates women though empowerment event

Story and photos by Isabelle Southard

In the basement of Sweeney Hall at Central Michigan University residents took part in crafts, eating desserts, drinking mocktails, and taking apart in an open mic night to share stories.

The Swerrill Community Council hosted a Women’s Empowerment Night on Friday, March 25.

Guest speaker, Abby Farabaugh, spoke to residents about Central Michigan campus RSO More Than a Body. MTAB is a self-love movement and community for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. They create a positive atmosphere and a safe space for the community.

Guest speaker, Abby Farabaugh, student advisor and founder of the CMU chapter of More Than a Body spoke at the event.

Their mission is to create a self-love movement and community for survivors of sexual and domestic violence survivors but is open to all. They create a positive atmosphere that creates a safe space within the community.

It aims to spread light and love, and helps members discover what makes them more than a body. Farabaugh created MTAB in 2020 as a graduate student. She got the idea from her undergraduate studies at Kent State University and chose to create a chapter on the campus of CMU.

Sweeney Hall residents attends Women’s Empowerment Night held in the Sweeney Hall basement on March 25, at 7pm. There were crafts, desserts, mocktails, an open mic night, a guest speaker from CMU RSO More Than a Body were available for residents to take apart of.

Upcoming events for MTAB:

March 28th– 5-6pm, WebEx. General meeting where they are doing a virtual show and tell. Members can show objects or talk about hobbies or topics they are passionate about.

March 30th– 7pm, UC Rotunda. Women’s Month Trivia event.

April TBD- Yoga with Mental Health Alliance and RedBlood Yoga and a potluck picnic and games.


For more information about More Than a Body, go to @morethanabodycmu for the CMU chapter or @morethanabodyproject.