Media Influences

Comedy: A Tool for Spreading Eating Disorders Awareness?

By Dana Land--Back in December, I wrote a piece for Proud2Bme covering the joking comments made by The View cohost Joy Behar.

The Problem with Glamour Magazine's Plus-Size Issue

By Kaitlin Irwin--Amy Schumer recently posted on social media about Glamour’s inclusion of her in their plus-size issue.

Is This the Body-Positive Superhero We’ve Been Waiting For?

By Emily Benko--NowThis, a news and media website, created a comic clip starring Faith Herbert, a seemingly body-positive superhero with optimistic intentions—but she is far from the body-positive superhero we all need.

Blink Fitness’ “Every Body Happy” Campaign is a Step in the Right Direction

By Emily Benko--Blink Fitness’ Every Body Happy campaign puts fitness stereotypes to rest and promotes the idea that fitness is for all shapes and sizes.

5 Reasons Why EBONY’s March Cover is Groundbreaking

By Ashley M. Williams--EBONY Magazine’s March cover is nothing short of groundbreaking. When I first saw the cover, I was immediately in a little bit of shock, to tell you the truth.

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