Eating Disorders

6 Things to Lose This Holiday Season That Aren't Weight

By Kaitlin Irwin, Dana Land, and Stephanie Ziajka--For some of us, when the first house on the block puts up their holiday lights, it’s a time for celebration –  it’s a time to indulge in savory baked goods, flowing holiday cocktails, and a 24-hour long lineup of guilty pleasure Christmas movies.

Opinion: Is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show an Illusion of Female Empowerment?

By Victoria James--The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show made its debut the last week of November, stirring up a lot of controversy regarding themes of body image, body positivity, and women empowerment. Much of the controversy was due to Victoria’s Secret featuring models with a specific body type (that being very tall and slim).

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.

Moderation Looks Different During the Holidays and That is OK

By Kelly Corbett--We don’t always have the best relationship with food. As the holidays roll in, that can be a little intimidating.

5 Ways to Celebrate Food and Your Body This Thanksgiving

By Kira Rakova--The holiday season in the United States has had, for the past few decades, a strong focus on food, bodies, weight, and dieting. It is not uncommon to see headlines of magazines, online publications, and advertisements that warn against ‘holiday weight gain’ and provide solutions on how to ‘prepare’ for it. Many Americans continue to make weight-related New Year’s resolutions year after year, with one study finding that 38% of Americans made such resolutions in 2015.

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