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The Power of Choice

How Not to Allow What Other People Think Influence How You See Yourself

Most of us, especially young people, feel pressured to conform. We are presented constantly with images and opinions on how we should look and how we should behave. But when it comes right down to it, the best person to make decisions about how you live your life is YOU. This presentation addresses how outside forces influence your choices, the importance of putting your own needs first, and how attitude affects perception and outlook. Through her personal stories and challenges, Dawn conveys how the choices we make determine our identity, including how we are seen by others. Accepting your uniqueness, understanding your value, and worrying less about what others think builds resilience and develops a stronger self-image, which helps prevent abusive relationships and combats the effects of bullying.

Dawn will be signing her book Facial Shift. Books will be available for purchase from the WSU Bookie. They accept cash and card. 

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

10:00 am to 11:00 am

CUB Junior Ballroom, East

Open to all WSU students, faculty, and staff

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Open to all WSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, Moscow and Pullman Community members and advocates

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Dawn Shaw

Headshot of famous author and speaker, Dawn Shaw, smiling at the camera wearing a green shirt and silver necklace.

About Dawn

Dawn has published three books, including her memoir Facing Up to It and more recently an inspirational guide titled Facial Shift, Adjusting to an Altered Appearance. She hosted an online series called “Friending the Mirror,” which addressed appearance-related issues and insecurities with the goal of educating people about differences. She has also appeared on international television in an episode of Body Bizarre on the Discovery Life channel. In October 2017, she traveled to Montreal, Quebec to act- and sing- for a small supporting role an independent movie titled Happy Face, currently being shown in select film festivals and in limited theatrical release. Aside from the movie role, one of her crowning achievements to date is her TEDx talk titled Beauty is an Inside Job.