Student Activism: UC Davis Part One

By Jamie Bratman--My fondest memories from childhood involve food- all you can eat buffet dinners, ice cream dates with my mom, soft pretzels at the mall.  I loved food.

5 Ways to Advocate and Promote Awareness on your Campus

By Laura Porter--When I began advocacy on my campus, I wasn’t sure where to look first. My main goal was to talk to as many people as possible to figure out what I could do.  After a lot of meetings and research, I formed Students Promoting Eating Disorder Awareness and Knowledge at GW (SPEAK GW), an advocacy organization at my school.  

Meet the Artist: Mikhaila Nodel

By Emma Shakarshy--Mikhaila Nodel is a 16 year-old artist committed to spreading the message of body positivity and self-love through art. She uses zines to share this incredible message through the perspective of Cosmic Cuties, a team of empowering characters of her own creation. We were so lucky to chat with Mikhaila about her art and her journey as a young activist.

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Haters Gonna Hate: Body Positivity Superstar Nadia Afkhami

By Catherine Mhloyi

Nadia Afkhami, a dental student from Florida and major Taylor Swift fan, recently decided to remake the Polaroids from Taylor Swift’s “1989” albumIt got so much attention that Taylor Swift reblogged and responded to her blog post on tumblr!

#THX4SUPPORT: A Thanksgiving Twitter Event

Because Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for people working through body image issues, eating disorders, and fatphobia.

This Thanksgiving, we'll be joining a group of great organizations to offer support throughout the day. Use the hashtag #THX4SUPPORT on Twitter for access to activists and professionals who are there to share resources and talk you through difficult moments with body-love. Get involved by using the hashtag to offer resources and support to others and to build community. We’re all in this together. 


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