building a nation where confidence rules
Q: Bodysnarking is all around me—my friends make comments, I read stuff on Facebook & Twitter, even my mom says not-so-nice things about the way other people look. How do I put a stop to it?
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By Emily Rosenberg--Many men and women suffer with their eating disorders in silence. I knew the value of talking about what my eating disorder meant in my life.
We heart Gabi Gregg. The fashion blogger was sick of stupid rules about what swimwear we "should" or "shouldn't" wear. So she posted a photo of herself in a bikini.
By Catherine Weingarten--When someone struggles with body image issues, the topic of "healthy exercise" can start to become confusing and scary. How much exercising is too much? What is right for me?
By Rae Smith--I think one of the most intimidating things about struggle is the fear that the pain will last forever.
By Melissa A. Fabello--Pick up any eating disorder memoir at your local bookstore, and you are more than likely to find some iteration of this narrative arc.
By Fran & Genevieve--Camp wasn't a carefree summer escape for Fran: "When I was a teenager attending sleep-away camp, my eating disorder hindered my camp experience."
By Holly A.--I’ve been heavier than almost all my friends and all the girls in my class since I was five years old.
Nearly 60% of you said that the body talk around you this time of year is constant. Everyone seems to be stressing about the start of "bikini season." Is it possible to keep a healthy perspective?
"Try to fix something, but you can't fix what you can't see. It's the soul that needs the surgery." Beyoncé's video uses beauty pageants as a metaphor for the pressures so many of us feel. [Trigger Warning]
We drop the "media literacy" term a lot around these parts. But what exactly do we mean? Our pal Melissa Fabello breaks it down nicely. (P.S. check out her super cool shirt)
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