Media Influences

Tide and the Millennial Man

By Nathan Hickling--It may not seem like Tide—yes, Tide, the laundry detergent—has had that much of an impact on the millennial man’s body image, but believe me when I say it has.

When Diets Become Deadly: An Open Letter to Lifehacker’s Beth Skwarecki

By Laura Dumitrescu--Your Lifehacker piece, “Starving Yourself Two Days a Week Is Actually Not a Bad Diet,” is dangerous, not only for those struggling with eating disorders, but for the public in general.

Candice Huffine Deserves to Shine

By Katrin Alyss--Candice Huffine posed naked on the cover of the upcoming issue of Vogue Mexico. While featuring a “plus-size” cover model is a considerable step in a body-positive direction, Huffine’s figure was almost entirely covered with flowers.

An Open Letter to Tame Impala, the Soundtrack to My Recovery

By Emma Willibey--This letter is addressed to Kevin Parker, whose project, Tame Impala, has helped me move toward self-acceptance and flexibility. But of course, it is dedicated to the readers of this blog—especially those who, like myself, are still plowing through mental recovery.

Beauty is Not a Competition: An Open Letter to Daily Mail’s Dinah Van Tulleken

By Kaitlin Irwin--As a young woman who has battled her own insecurities regarding body and appearance, your article, “How Kate Middleton Can Steal Meghan’s Sparkle” was a damaging step backwards in female empowerment.

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