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3 Ways to Create a Healthy Dorm Environment

By Kaitlyn Oberg--So you want to live with six girls? Fabulous. They will be the most caring, compassionate and intelligent people you have ever encountered—but when you put so many people in an enclosed space, issues tend to manifest.

5 Ways to Talk to Your Parents About Body Positivity

By Kim Drastal--Parents, the people who nag us to clean our rooms—but also the people who hold us when we cry. They may frustrate or anger us, but in the end, we love them and they love us.

Why I Chose to Study Abroad in Recovery

By Lauren Myers--“I think there’s something seriously wrong with me,” I tell my twin brother after our morning junior high school choir practice.

Ariel Winter is Not Having Any of Your Body Shaming

By Olivia Clancy--Eight years ago, Ariel Winter made a name for herself when she was cast as Alex Dunphy on ABC’s Modern Family. Today, she uses that name to spread body positivity in the wake of body shamers.

3 Ways to Create a Safe Space for Athletes of All Sizes

By Rachael Hershon--Back when I was in high school, I was a varsity softball player. I’m sure many people would be in shocked by the previous sentence, seeing that I am clearly a fat woman, and that I was even fatter in high school.

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