Dear Melody: How Can I Find Support This Summer?

“Monthly Matters with Melody” is a monthly advice column by Dr. Melody Moore, a clinical psychologist, yoga instructor and the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation.

5 Ways Harry Potter Characters Reinforce Body Positivity and Feminism

By Palmer Hipp--If you’re like me, you’ve read each Harry Potter book multiple times and you live for ABC Family’s Harry Potter Weekend. The story of Harry, Ron, Hermione and friends captivates readers; it’s relatable, yet it also plays with our imagination.

Rejecting the Myth of the "Bikini Body"

By Annie Stewart--I grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the beautiful, quaint, picturesque peninsula that triples in population in the summer months. Cape Cod is a tourist destination for thousands of people every summer and you know what summer tourist destination is code for, right? THE BEACH.

9 Ways to Combat Society’s Obsession with Bikini Bodies

By Annie Stewart and Danielle Lowe--Oh, summertime. That glorious time of year when the days are longer, the sun is shining, fresh fruit is in glorious abundance, andddd swimsuit season is in full swing.

It’s What Keeps Me Alive: How My Dad’s Love for Music Inspired My Recovery

By Emma Willibey--My relationship with my dad—a pre-hipster who worked in the music department at Borders around the time I was born—is linked to music.

In Loving Memory of Dad, My Recovery Hero

By Nichole Petroy--When it comes to recovering from my eating disorder, my dad has helped me immensely. He has taught me how to persevere, how to stay resilient, and how important it is that I keep a strong will.

We Are All Wonder Women

By Grace Bradley--History was made this past weekend with Wonder Woman. The highly anticipated DC film directed by Patty Jenkins starring Gal Gadot as the half-god, half-mortal warrior brought in over $100 million domestically.

Existing as a Trans Person with an Eating Disorder

By Luke Knudsen--When I first sought treatment for an eating disorder, I had no idea I was transgender.

When I tell people this, I’m usually met with incredulity. How could you not know you identified as a boy? That seems like something one usually has a pretty good handle on. In my case, I didn’t have the words to express what I was feeling internally. I didn’t know there was such a word for someone whose gender identity doesn’t agree with the gender they were assigned at birth.

The Intersection of Pride Month and Body Positivity

By Ariel Beccia--June is Pride Month, and past celebrations have been symbols of defiance, strength and solidarity.

5 'Star Wars' Quotes to Inspire Recovery

By Grace Bradley--Star Wars, one of the most epic stories of all time, debuted 40 years ago today. A classic example of the hero’s journey, Star Wars has become a staple in our cinematic culture, but the lessons have always gone beyond the screen.

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