Interviews

Diversifying Barbie: An Interview with Karen Byrd of Natural Girls United!

By Anna Kilar--As a young girl, Karen remembers playing with her Barbie dolls and wondering why the African-American dolls did not look like her.

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.

Anna Weddell is Using Code to Raise Eating Disorder Awareness

By Diana Denza--Anna Weddell is a college freshman who’s using code to create change. A Girls Who Code alumnae, Anna is working on an awareness-raising game that simulates what it’s like to struggle with an eating disorder.

Pride Month on Proud: Sheila Allenbach Won’t Be Boxed In

In honor of Pride Month, Proud2Bme interviewed LGBTQ young people about their experiences with body image and eating disorders.

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This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

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