Body Image

Wake up, Weight Watchers

The latest Weight Watchers campaign targeting 13-17-year-olds disgusts me. How can it be remotely acceptable to encourage and target teenagers ...
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5 Ways to Celebrate Radical Self-Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day.   For some people, it’s a celebration of love and romance.   For many others, it’s the dreaded “Singles Awareness ...
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The Moment I Acknowledged My Disordered Eating

I smiled as my heart swelled with pride.  And then, suddenly, without warning, my heart sank as I saw myself ...
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What Taking a Selfie Taught Me About My Life With Cerebral Palsy

I’m a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a former honor society president, a respite care ...
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Assess Your Motivations

You want to change something about yourself or something in your life. So... why haven't you done it yet? Why ...
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In the Battle For Self-Love, I Will Always Rise to Fight Again

I, like so many others, have found myself constantly obsessed with the notion of social desirability.  I strive to signify ...
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Start By Being Honest

An obvious title, right? Sorry to say it, but as scary as it may seem right now, being honest with ...
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I’m Finally Ready to Stop Being the ‘Forever Single’ Girl

“Next year, I expect you to have a boyfriend.” The lyricism in her voice was still evident, but my typically ...
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Why My Cerebral Palsy Is a Gift I Wouldn’t Exchange

I was born with an incredible gift -- a gift for which I never asked. A gift that has transformed ...
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