Circus Performer Kayla Dyches is Using Aerial Art to Overcome Anorexia

If any of you haven’t already watched Great Big Story’s video about American circus artist Kayla Dyches, “How the Circus Saved My Life,” then you need to go watch it right now! In this inspiring and unique video, Kayla talks about her struggles with anorexia and how her passion for aerial continues to pull her away from her eating disorder.

Jewelry Campaign Encourages Women to “Keep Going”

Jennifer Potter, a jewelry designer from Key West, Florida, started a campaign around a piece that showcases women from all walks of life. The 14K gold necklace reads “keep going” and was designed to encourage all women who have been through struggle, whether with disease or eating disorders.

Proud2Bme Rock Star: Dana Land

Proud2Bme’s Rock Star feature honors the work of young activists in the body image and eating disorders awareness fields. In this interview, Proud2Bme writer Dana Land tells us more about herself and the incredible activist projects she’s been involved with.

Celebrating Body Diversity: An Interview with Activist Kellie Patrick

By Kaitlin Irwin--Kellie Patrick is a 20-year-old student at the University of Kentucky who had the honor of meeting body-positive model Iskra Lawrence. In fact, Kellie is a role model herself, having overcome struggles with body image and the way she thought about and viewed her body.

That’s What She Said: An Interview with Izzy Whiteley

By Pooja Patel--Growing up as a girl is hard. If you’re a woman then you know the struggles that come with interacting with a society driven, at its core, by males—a society that often asks young girls to define their self-worth via the affirmation of others.


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