Media Influences

#Selfies: Toxic or Empowering?

By Brittany Posey--Selfies on social media have become an ubiquitous image. The motivation surrounding the sharing and posting of selfies from social media users is varied, although there is the belief circulating that selfies are a form of approval-seeking behavior.

Why #ThighReading Matters

By Angela Hui--Earlier this summer, thousands of women began posting photos of their thighs to Twitter with the hashtag #ThighReading, forming a vast mosaic of thighs of all sizes, textures, and colors.

How to Avoid Triggers on the Internet

By Kate Leddy--The first time I contributed to Proud2Bme, I wrote about how my perspective on the Internet changed from a dangerous fuel for my eating disorder to a helpful resource where I could find support through social media platforms and eventually start my own blog about recovery.

#Curvy and The Instagram Debacle

By Sarah Haviland--By now, most people have heard about Instagram’s controversial removal of #curvy from its search features.

The Positive Power of the Web

By Sarah Haviland--The Internet has a bad reputation. With the click of a button, we can easily hurt one another, whether it be in regards to race, sex, religion, or appearance.


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