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
We all know the feeling all too well. It’s late at night, you’re showered and in bed ready to do your final “social media lineup” before turning on your alarms for the morning and setting down your phone. You open up Instagram to see a sea of bright, colorful, happy photos, and the self doubt […]Read More The Instagram Explore Page; The Bane of Every Girl’s Existence
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.Read More #selfienation
Trigger Warning: Mentions of physical abuse and sexual assault. It is common knowledge that women in the workplace are treated differently than their male counterparts. The prevalence of unequal pay, barriers to career advancement, and the tendency of women’s contributions to be devalued are just a few of the issues we face, and that doesn’t […]Read More Stop canceling women, start canceling double standards
Let’s face it. Everything you see is filtered by the media. And especially issues that are ‘controversial’ are especially filtered. And it’s hard to figure out your own viewpoint by all the forms of information that are vying for attention from every side. In the era of fake news, how do we discern what’s real […]Read More Feminism & the Media
It is 2019, and women no longer care to see the idealistic, flawless, photoshopped models that litter their Instagram feeds. In recent years, the fashion industry has finally begun taking steps toward inclusivity in advertising. Now, major clothing brands are promoting diversity by featuring models of different sizes and skin tones, challenging society’s idea of […]Read More Challenging Beauty Standards, One Shirt At a Time
Before I begin, I want to say that on Friday, November 13th, the world experienced many tragedies. For that, I keep the world in my thoughts. This post is directed much more at the users of social media. As I’m sure all of you have seen, there is a new Facebook filter available to show your […]Read More Facebook does NOT make you an Ally
This past week, I came across an article written by Charles J Orlando entitled “Ladies please stop doing this on Instagram” on the Thought Catalog. These are my personal thoughts, interpretation of the piece, and response to it. I’ve been taking a lot of self portraits lately… or, rather, selfies. Sometimes, I even upload the ones I […]Read More Ouch, Charlie: A Response
Before I begin with the rest of this post, I want to establish one thing, and that is my privilege. I think that before anyone has a right to weigh in on the current state of affairs, they need to check their privilege. I am a white, heterosexual, cis gendered, middle class, educated, and able, […]Read More Caitlyn Deserves Love. End of Story.
I was first introduced to the idea of “sex positivity” when I stumbled upon the YouTube channel of the one and only Laci Green. If you haven’t already been exposed to the wonder that is Miss Green, then you should definitely do so after you finish reading. I apologize in advance for how obsessed you […]Read More Sex: Are you Positive?