Activism

To All Women Struggling to Find Strength Right Now

By Victoria James--What has happened this past week goes beyond winning or losing an election – Americans are struggling to find the worth, safety, and comfort we deserve in this new country we envisioned.

8 Important Lessons We Learned As Campus Activists

By Jane Skinner and Kaitlyn Oberg--For those who have struggled with an eating disorder or body image concerns, campus activism can be a rewarding way to create change on a “large-scale” basis.

From Consumer to Change-Maker: My Introduction to Media Literacy and Campus Activism

By Erika Esprio--The world is always trying to tell you who to be. You're too fat. You're too skinny. You're not skinny enough.

It’s Time to Shred the Shame

By Zoe Ross-Nash--“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama and doll t*ts...” – Tina Fey, Bossypants

Is Activism a Career or an Indulgence?

By Kaitlin Irwin--Most eating disorder sufferers would agree that even once recovery begins, the act of being around food can still be especially distressing. The treatment and recovery process becomes even more difficult when others assume that because you’re eating and cooking now, then everything is okay.

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