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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 […]

Fashion & Beauty

Will France’s Crackdown On Unhealthy Models Set A New Fashion Industry Standard?

Will France’s Crackdown On Unhealthy Models Set A New Fashion Industry Standard?

You may remember back in April 2015 when France signed a new law which would see greater oversight into the alleged unhealthy standards of models throughout the fashion industry. The […]

Sports

Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team Poses Nude To Raise Awareness About Eating Disorders

Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team Poses Nude To Raise Awareness About Eating Disorders

The Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team are tackling eating disorders and unhealthy body image ideals in a unique way: by stripping off while on the field and showing what it […]

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 […]

Body Image, Celebrities

Comedian Whitney Cummings On Body Image: “Perfection Is Bulls**t!”

Comedian Whitney Cummings On Body Image: “Perfection Is Bulls**t!”

We know, Whit, we know. Yet somehow women are still expected to live up to these unrealistic ideals of “perfection” and then we wonder why there are so many girls […]

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 […]

Celebrities

Zoe Kravitz Talks Openly About Her Battle With Eating Disorders & Her Recovery

Zoe Kravitz Talks Openly About Her Battle With Eating Disorders & Her Recovery

Eating disorders are increasingly common amongst young people. In America alone 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder. It is a group of diseases that […]

Body Image

Health Experts Aren’t The Authority On Body Image Issues, These Teen Girls Are

Health Experts Aren’t The Authority On Body Image Issues, These Teen Girls Are

We see plenty of expert research available discussing the issue of body image, eating disorders and what effects the self-esteem of young women. Speaker and author Jean Kilbourne, founder of […]

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 […]