Media Influences

Not Your 'After' Photo: The Co-Option of Anorexic Bodies

By Claire Trainor--I can hardly scroll through Facebook without seeing a DRAMATIC BEFORE AND AFTER WEIGHT LOSS article pop up by one of the website’s annoying sponsors. Usually, the photos advertise some sort of weight loss product, whether it be a new pill made from Oompa Loompa fruit or a ground up unicorn horn. 

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Cinderella and the Hidden Princesses

By Shira Moskowitz--Skinny sells. Reality apparently does not.

And unfortunately, for the major corporations that single-handedly produce the films our entire generation of youth grows up watching, they don’t seem to care—and it’s never been more apparent than in Disney’s newest version of Cinderella.

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More than Media

By Shirley Wang--Eating disorders are serious mental disorders affecting approximately 0.3 - 3% of the population. Despite this, several misconceptions and stereotypes about eating disorders often downplay their severity.

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