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What Is Progress

I was flipping trough old pictures of me when I was a self-proclaimed body builder tonight, ones I used to deem “progress pictures”. The term “body builder” was so easy for me to paint over myself—I liked lifting weights and did so in an attempt to make aesthetic physique goals. 850 more words


Body Image and Independence

I’ve always been a chubby girl, except for when I was a baby. The doctors wouldn’t let my mother give birth when she was supposed to because I would be too small. 483 more words

Hoop Dance <3

I was never an active kid.  My idea of exercising was riding my bike to the Pizzeria a few miles from my house so I could buy cigarettes from the vending machine.  518 more words

Social Anxiety

86: Watch Real Women Have Curves

Topic: Borrow and watch Real Women Have Curves. Set in Los Angeles, Real Women Have Curves follows Ana, a Mexican-American teenager struggling to break free from the expectations her mother has for her. 377 more words

Yes, Virgin(ia), Height DOES Matter


“There is already a growing body of research suggesting that tall men are generally paid better and are viewed as more masculine and competent. 72 more words


Letters from the Hedge: September 1, 2014

Fair warning: I’m in the middle of studying for my classes tomorrow, so this is not going to be a particularly long or coherent post.  Nevertheless, it’s something I have to get off my chest. 920 more words

You Are What You Eat

The saying goes “You are what you eat.” Right? 
If that is the case I am nothing.
On a good day I might only be a little fruity. 72 more words
Eating Disorder Recovery