Perfectionism

4 Ways We’re Taught to Slut Shame and How We Can Stop

By Palmer Hipp--In a video for Vogue, Taylor Swift was asked, “What’s the one thing you wish you knew at 19?” She replied, “You’re gonna date just like a normal 20-something should be allowed to, but you’re going to be the national lightning rod for slut-shaming.”

Goals vs. Resolutions: What's the Difference?

By Melissa Brode--Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something. Goal: the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. Which sounds more appealing?

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.

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