Eating disorders are a growing epidemic on college campuses. That's why we've launched Proud2Bme On Campus, a national initiative to bring students, faculty and campus services together in the fight against eating disorders.
By Eric Ceballos--One of my favorite stores to shop at is Hot Topic, as I am a bit on the alternative side. While I was on Instagram earlier this week...I noticed that Hot Topic posted a picture of their new female clothes, BUT something instantly caught my attention. The model that was wearing these new threads was a beautiful, plus-sized model.
By Annie Stewart--I have played sports since I was three years old. Being physically active has given me (and continues to give) more joy than my heart can contain. Sports were also one of the avenues through which my feminism came to life. As a female athlete, I experienced the inequalities that women have to fight against.
By Amanda Connerton--Picture this: your alarm goes off at 4am on a Saturday. You don’t even have to take the covers off to know that it’s going to be a frigid January day, and you would rather do anything than leave the cocoon of blankets that suddenly feels perfectly molded to your sleepy position. When you look out the window, there’s already a four inch quilt of snow on the ground and it continues to build with each flake.
By Ellie Herman--What caused your eating disorder? It's a question that others ask but also one that I ask myself. The answer is not known with any degree of certainty, but I do know that in my desire to become a healthier eater, I wanted to have a stomach that I "was proud of," and that sort of tummy was flat, thin, and toned. Few things bothered me more during recovery than the new feeling of my stomach touching the waistband of my pants.
By Ashley Michelle Williams--Although I know it is little after the holidays, there is still something that happened in the toy aisle that I think should be addressed. It has to do with one of my favorite toys growing up: Barbie.
By Daniell Koepke--We're well into the new year, but January is all about new beginnings and New Year's resolutions are still on the forefront of many people's minds. I've seen countless lists focused on weight loss, exercise, and huge life changes (I WILL NOT hit snooze! I will call my grandparents EVERY SUNDAY! etc.) but I wanted to create a list that was a bit different. These are my five New Year's resolutions for people in recovery.
By Rachael Hershon--Today, I had the honor of interviewing one of my Body Positive heroes, Jes Baker. Jes Baker is the brains behind the popular Body Positivity blog, The Militant Baker, where she writes about feminism, mental health, body advocacy, and self-love with nothing but absolute honesty. This year, Jes urges her readers to make a life-changing resolution: to love the mirror.