*Trigger Warning: Eating Disorder My eating disorder started in my junior year of high school when I was just 16 years old. At the time, I would have told you “No, you’re crazy I’m just dieting.” In hindsight, my diet and intense calorie counting turned into an obsession and before you knew it, I had dropped 35 pounds […]Read More how feminism has become a tool for my eating disorder recovery
We all spend way too much time on Tik Tok nowadays, so let’s start recognizing some of the toxic trends.Read More Can Tik Tok Stop Glamorizing Eating Disorders?
You read that right. Today we’re going to be talking about the wonderful world of body image and the effects that college has on our self esteem. Personally speaking, I have been struggling recently with accepting the new body I have adopted since coming to college – my legs are wider, my butt is bigger, […]Read More Body Image: A Story of Weight Gain and Self Reflection
The National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week is February 24th to March 1st this year, and to promote awareness the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority (Tri Sig) hosted a Speak out in honor of the survivors and fighters of eating disorders. In my three years at JMU, I have never been to this event. Each year […]Read More 2020 Leslie George Speak Out
There is a unwavering hype behind current and past prime-time shows such as Friends and Grey’s Anatomy. Friends, with 10 seasons, focuses on the friendship of six young-adults while navigating life in New York. Grey’s Anatomy is the longest running prime-time medical drama and continues follows the lives of surgeons in Seattle, Washington. Both shows’ […]Read More How Our Favorite Shows Defy Our Real Concerns
You may have seen posts on social media this past week about National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For me, personally, I learned that some people I knew had been silently struggling. I even saw one girl repost a photo that she had originally posted over a year ago saying how she had felt fat in […]Read More Post National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Signs of Eating Disorders
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably have read my piece on problematic fashion. If you haven’t here’s a link where you can check it out: Fat Shaming Fashion Disaster? Anyways, I wanted to revisit this topic of “Problematic Fashion” because let’s face it, sometimes clothing companies market some pretty tasteless products- […]Read More Problematic Fashion: Let’s talk about Urban Outfitters
It’s a phrase that is repeatedly asked millions of times a day. The epitome of every morning routine; the reason we sometimes change our outfit three times before walking out the door; the reason some spend hours at the gym; the reason my friend asked me if she looked okay before her company came over; […]Read More Reclaiming “fat”: Because being fat isn’t a bad thing!