Recently, the internet has coined a new term describing moms who push harmful notions of diet/exercise culture and force less than helpful eating advice onto their children — the “almond mom”. Several TikTokers are utilizing this term and creating video skits depicting things a typical almond mom would say or do. As a self […]
Read More Almond Moms and Eating Disorders
Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2017, which is a disease that causes my body to not be able to absorb gluten or the proper nutrients, I have always been on the underweight side. This has caused many issues throughout my everyday life, including developing an eating disorder, comments being made by everyone around […]
Read More Skinny Shaming And Body Image
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
What do you think of when you hear about Victoria’s Secret brand? I think of push-up bras and thongs. That’s what I would spend my money on in middle school and early high school. Little did I know then I was buying into the falsehoods and lies behind Victoria’s Secret. It was an extremely popular […]
Read More Victoria’s Secret: A Toxic Fantasy
“I’m not eating all day, I have to look skinny when we go out tonight”. “I drank so many calories, I need to throw up”. “My summer diet starts tomorrow, I need to lose 10 pounds this month”. This is all language I have heard firsthand during my freshman year at JMU. The normalization of […]
Read More The Eating Disorder Epidemic in college
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
Social media makes me feel like SHIT! I scroll through my instagram and all I see are the biggest butts, the fullest boobs, the flattest abs, and the skinniest legs. I have none of those things. However, I do love my body for all of the things that it IS.
Read More A LETTER TO MY BODY: I LOVE YOU
From faulty highlighters to lip filler, the beauty industry is creating a culture that is at least questionable.
Read More I’m Tired of YouTube Beauty Drama Aren’t You?
For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled finding clothes to fit my body type. The first time I realized that I couldn’t wear the same clothes as everyone else, I was in sixth grade. It was my best friend’s birthday and her mom took me and four other girls to the mall for […]
Read More It’s Time for the Fashion Industry to Represent ALL Bodies
With the click of a button or the tap of a screen, women can edit themselves. With the popularity of selfies, not only do we control the picture to perfection, but we filter and edit them to create our own unattainable beauty standards.
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