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Interviews

Alyson Gerber Draws From Personal Experience In New YA Novel About Body Image & Eating Disorders

Alyson Gerber Draws From Personal Experience In New YA Novel About Body Image & Eating Disorders

[CW: Eating disorders] From beloved author Alyson Gerber comes another realistic contemporary novel called ‘Taking Up Space’. The story centers on main character Sarah, who loves basketball more than anything. Crushing […]

Body Image, Contributors

From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

By Kim McCabe She’s three and she sticks her tummy out proudly. 
She’s thirteen and she sucks her tummy in shamefully.
 What went wrong? She climbs a tree to play […]

Contributors

A Letter To My Eating Disorder – I Know You Want Me Dead, But Today I Choose To Live

A Letter To My Eating Disorder – I Know You Want Me Dead, But Today I Choose To Live

By Cami Julaine Dear Eating Disorder, I used to call you “Anna”, short for Anorexia. You were tall, tan, and lean-everything I am not. But that gave you too much […]

Causes

UK’s Women’s Equality Party Launches Campaign Tackling Negative Body Image Ideals At LFW

UK’s Women’s Equality Party Launches Campaign Tackling Negative Body Image Ideals At LFW

Ever since the UK’s Women’s Equality Party formed and made their foray into UK politics in the London Mayoral elections back in Spring, they have been on our radar as […]

Interviews

Female Filmmaker Duo Tackle Eating Disorders & Thinspo Culture In ‘Little Miss Perfect’

Female Filmmaker Duo Tackle Eating Disorders & Thinspo Culture In ‘Little Miss Perfect’

We often talk about the problem Hollywood has with its lack of female directors, female-driven stories on par with that of male-driven stories, and that the big decisions coming from […]

Contributors

The Ultimate Trend – How The Fashion Industry Is Embracing Health Over Size

The Ultimate Trend – How The Fashion Industry Is Embracing Health Over Size

By Nupur Gupta As early as the publication of the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1964, the standard of beauty has been defined as tall, slim, and Caucasian- a […]

Body Image

The Media Is Increasing It’s Focus On Male Body Image Issues & It’s About Time!

The Media Is Increasing It’s Focus On Male Body Image Issues & It’s About Time!

It’s no secret we are a website dedicated to sharing positive, inspiring and empowering messages for women, and discussing important topics that affect us. But in the spirit of true […]

Causes

If Female Characters In Video Games Weren’t Sexualized Here’s What They’d Look Like

If Female Characters In Video Games Weren’t Sexualized Here’s What They’d Look Like

Earlier this year an eating disorder awareness organization called Bulima.com created a unique and clever campaign to raise awareness about the impact of media on body image. They created a […]

Causes, Entertainment

Eating Disorder Org Re-Imagines Comic Book Characters With Realistic Bodies

Eating Disorder Org Re-Imagines Comic Book Characters With Realistic Bodies

Eating Disorder awareness week may have been from Feb 22-28th this year, but there’s no reason why the education and awareness shouldn’t continue every day of the year. Across America […]

Body Image, Fashion & Beauty

New French Law Bans Models With Eating Disorders – Helpful Or Harmful?

New French Law Bans Models With Eating Disorders – Helpful Or Harmful?

A new French law is set to change the way the fashion industry operates and also how the standards of beauty are portrayed in one of the fashion capitals of […]

Body Image, Family Life

New Research Suggests Parents Play A Key Role In A Child’s Developing Body Image

New Research Suggests Parents Play A Key Role In A Child’s Developing Body Image

We are constantly bombarded with images of men and women in the media, in advertising, online and in fashion that teach us how to look and what an “ideal” body […]

Fashion & Beauty

In A Bold Fashion Statement, Israel Bans Underweight Models

In A Bold Fashion Statement, Israel Bans Underweight Models

Israel certainly kicked off 2015 with a bang! And we’re not talking about a fireworks display, we’re talking about one of the most bold fashion statements ever to be made […]

Causes, Girl on a Mission

Utah Students Tackling Eating Disorders In A Unique & Slightly Violent Way

Utah Students Tackling Eating Disorders In A Unique & Slightly Violent Way

There are numerous ways to tackle eating disorders, and it is certainly not a “one size fits all”approach. While there are doctors, treatment centers and health experts who offer medical […]

Body Image, Fashion & Beauty

Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Wants Us To Question All Beauty Standards

Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Wants Us To Question All Beauty Standards

28 year-old Crystal Renn is a pioneer plus size model. She has been in the game since she was 14, and was one of the three plus size models (along […]

Sports

Youth Olympics Promotes Campaign To Combat Eating Disorders In Young Athletes

Youth Olympics Promotes Campaign To Combat Eating Disorders In Young Athletes

Being an Olympic-level athlete is one of the most prestigious honors anyone in the sports field can achieve. And while some men and women instantly become home-town heroes overnight because […]