Perfectionism

Don't Fall Into the New Year's Diet Trap

By Victoria James--New Year’s resolutions are often considered a long-term goal, but typically only last the month of January. Everybody wants to take the opportunity of the start of a fresh year to work on improving themselves. However, this often involves the idea of getting into shape; and while that could be a healthy goal for some to pursue, society has turned these New Year’s resolutions into a full-on diet craze.

Beauty is Not a Competition: An Open Letter to Daily Mail’s Dinah Van Tulleken

By Kaitlin Irwin--As a young woman who has battled her own insecurities regarding body and appearance, your article, “How Kate Middleton Can Steal Meghan’s Sparkle” was a damaging step backwards in female empowerment.

Girl-Powered Media: Real and Relevant

By Ariel Beccia--As the great Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, we should all read Teen Vogue. OK, these might not have been her exact words per se, but the advice is certainly in line with Adichie's belief in the importance of feminism. Hold up, you may be thinking – Teen Vogue? Inspiring social activism? Yup, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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).

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