TW: This post talks about eating disorders and body dysmorphia. On Wednesday, February 21st, I attended the Eating Disorder Awareness Panel presented by University Recreation. There were four panelists who had their own personal or career connections to JMU and our student body who addressed questions regarding eating disorders, body dysmorphia, social media, and much […]
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An exploration into the concept of “Clitoracy” My roommate is a women and gender studies minor, so we often get into great discussions about the overlap of the things we learn in classes. Recently, she introduced me to a ted talk from a woman named Sophia Wallace about the concept of Clitoracy. This was a […]
Read More The Hole is not the whole
It’s time for an update! The last time I heard about vaginal care was in a middle school classroom and consisted of awkwardly seeing a pad for the first time. If you’re like me, sex-ed left me confused, scared, and quite honestly kind-of grossed out. You would think that sex-ed would better prepare us for […]
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In recent years social media consumption has increased greatly. Social media plays a large role in many people’s lives, especially women under 25. Girls are the biggest users of social media as a way of communicating and creating their own online identity. Every day, hours are spent scrolling through Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat, and other […]
Read More Social media: unrealistic body standards
No matter who you are, you are likely to struggle with your body image at some point in your life. It’s typical to feel like striving to regain our confidence is a never-ending loop because of the people who dragged us down in the first place. We can often feel compelled to compare ourselves to […]
Read More Dear body, I LOVE YOU
A compiled list of visual artists online to support, including growing Instagram and TikTok painters and small business owners.
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*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
Ever since I was little, the “perfect” body type was everywhere. Whether you are walking around the mall or watching TV at home, Victoria Secret ads were unavoidable, flaunting these beautiful (size double 0, I might add) models in our faces. To add insult to injury, once a year we were subjected to the over-the-top […]
Read More Body Shaming is so Last Season
Ladies, why are we at war with each other? Lets talk about why we’re stronger together, and shouldn’t let men drive us apart.
Read More The Boy Is Mine.
Dress for yourself
Read More Confidence and Clothing
It’s just fabric after all