Eating Disorders

The No Mirror Movement: Redefining the Art of Dance

By Stephanie Padich--The No Mirror Movement (NMM) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that promotes dance and wellness by encouraging others to “get out of the mirror and back into their bodies.”

Zayn Malik Bravely Reveals His Struggle with an Eating Disorder

By Diana Denza--Millions of fans know Zayn Malik as one-fifth of One Direction, the multiplatinum boy band that took over the world (basically). After breaking out as a solo artist in 2015 and debuting his own hit studio album this year, Malik is now speaking publicly about his painful struggle with an eating disorder during his time in One Direction.

7 Strategies for Sticking It to the Store

By Kaitlin Irwin--I think we’ve all had the experience of browsing in a clothing store and realizing that they don’t carry our size, the ads are offensive and idealized, or something else that really hits at our self-esteem. If you ever wanted to call the company out, but weren’t sure how, here are some strategies for sticking it to the store.

Changing the Way We Measure Health

By Michelle Zaydlin--The modern-day term ‘body mass index (BMI)’ was first established in a medical paper published in 1972, as a “relative weight index of general obesity.

No Debate: Body-Shaming Doesn’t Belong in Presidential Elections

By Tori James--There are several issues that are hot topics of debate throughout every election season. There is one topic that is not usually discussed and is of critical importance: body shaming.

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