Eating Disorders

Battling an Eating Disorder

Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen Guest Blog Written by: Jennifer  Rewind to 2012. It’s a new school year, I’m 24, sitting in a classroom with 18 year olds. “What am I doing with my life, why am I so far behind?” screamed the demons in my head, day in and day out. I’d go…

Eating Disorders You are Beautiful

Are You Listening to the the Lies About Your Weight?

Defeat the Lies About Your Weight with Positivity One half of teenage girls and one-third of teen boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting or using laxatives. 40-60% of six to twelve year olds are concerned about their weight. My friend, Molly Watkins, created this short video “Through…

disordered eating

Disordered Eating

(a poem by Maddie Trainor) Eating disorder, noun. Any disorder characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits, characterized by Me, noun. Any person characterized by disordered eating, characterized by one-hundred-thirty-four-point-eight-on-a-bad (or maybe good; no, bad) day pounds characterized by egg, 70 calories, on top of toast, 80 calories, with a medium banana, 105 calories Watch…

Thicker [Video] and Body Image

[Video] Thicker (A Slam Poem by Lauryn Lugo) Have you ever been described by someone with a word that’s usually used to describe a milkshake…thick, thicker?   Have you ever struggled with your body image?  Have you struggled with thinking you are enough…just the way you are?  You are definitely not alone. When: 1 in 5…

i am second

(Video) Letting Go Without Losing Control

Ashley Rawls shares her story with I AM SECOND, a movement to inspire the revolution of Second. Ashley Rawls carried the weight of the world on her shoulders. She came from a strict home in which the expectations for success were extremely high. Every year she and her family watched beauty pageants with the hopes that…