Lights, Camera, Panic?

By Amanda Connerton--Picture this: your alarm goes off at 4am on a Saturday. You don’t even have to take the covers off to know that it’s going to be a frigid January day, and you would rather do anything than leave the cocoon of blankets that suddenly feels perfectly molded to your sleepy position. When you look out the window, there’s already a four inch quilt of snow on the ground and it continues to build with each flake.

An Interview With Jes Baker: Why it’s Important to #LoveTheMirror

By Rachael Hershon--Today, I had the honor of interviewing one of my Body Positive heroes, Jes Baker.  Jes Baker is the brains behind the popular Body Positivity blog, The Militant Baker, where she writes about feminism, mental health, body advocacy, and self-love with nothing but absolute honesty.  This year, Jes urges her readers to make a life-changing resolution: to love the mirror. 

The Bieber Debacle

By Chelsea Kronengold--There has been recent controversy about the authenticity of Justin Bieber’s body in Calvin Klein’s Spring 2015 ad campaign.

Picture Day

By Ellie Herman--Picture Day in high school was, for many, an anxiety trigger. After all, these were the photos our classmates would see at the end of the year in the yearbook, the photos our teachers would have in their class databases, and the ID photos we would show to enter R-rated movies and school football games.

Can Toys Really Play A Role In Your Self-Acceptance?

By Ashley Michelle Williams--Although I know it is little after the holidays, there is still something that happened in the toy aisle that I think should be addressed. It has to do with one of my favorite toys growing up: Barbie.


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