From a young age I always loved clothes and fashion. Where I got the gene is beyond me, as I was always more stylish than anyone in my family. My mom called me her “little fashionista.” She consulted me over what shoes to wear with a dress more times than I can remember. As much… Continue reading Why I Don’t Read Fashion Magazines
Facebook can’t help but bring up old pictures. Three years ago, it says, with an image of who I once was. I can’t help myself, I click on it. Before I realize it, I have scrolled back three years to find more pictures like it. Those pictures of my “perfect” body, I have looked at… Continue reading The Reality of Anorexia Nostalgia
Why is it that women are taught to hate their bodies? Why can’t women accept themselves as they are? I have been pondering these questions in the past few days, wondering why I feel like it is wrong to accept my body as it is. It seems like I am not allowed to love my… Continue reading You’re Beautiful, the Media is Not
This past weekend I did a huge amount of shopping. I hadn’t been shopping since I started college and wanted to check out the outlets nearby. There are lots of awesome stores and I bought several cute dresses as well as some new workout gear. Monday it started bothering me that I bought a size… Continue reading Size X
I am a diehard feminist. Here's why you should be too. The first time I ever really thought about the oppression of women was sophomore year of high school. I was taking AP European history and my teacher did an excellent job of highlighting the oppression of minorities and women throughout history. I had never… Continue reading Why Having Anorexia Made Me a Diehard Feminist
Thighs. Where to even begin. Such a simple body part thrown so out of proportion in importance. Shelley Lask put it better than I ever could: “When our cultural messages are so strong that even people with a list of achievements that would blow your mind feel embarrassed about their thighs, something is very wrong…”… Continue reading High Thive!
Since starting my Instagram account for this blog (@endedblog) I’ve been thinking a lot about the affect social media and media in general have on eating disorders. And it doesn’t really have to be just people with eating disorders, media affects everyone. Anyone who is reading this blog has been raised in a culture plagued… Continue reading Instagram? More like Thinstagram