Lauren's Story: "Recovery takes a lot of courage"

By Jen Rubino--At only 21, my friend Lauren has been through more than most people twice her age. She has shown so much courage and her story is so inspiring.

Michelle Obama Tells Her Daughters To Focus on Health, Not Weight

When the First Lady was asked what she tells Sasha and Malia about weight and body image, she said her message is that "eating healthy isn't about how you look; it's about how you feel."

Operation Beautiful Sticks it to "Fat Talk"

This article originally appeared in Teen Voices.

“Don’t stress. You already look beautiful!” That’s a pretty nice comment to hear from a stranger, right? In June 2009, Caitlin Boyle grew tired of hearing girls and women talking negatively about their looks and decided to fight all the “Fat Talk.”

Proud2Bme: A Global Movement

Scarlet Hemkes started Proud2Bme in the Netherlands after creating a successful social media campaign to combat dangerous pro-ana websites.


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