Mantra: My Voice is my light

This is a time for outward expression. From the full moon rising to political uproar, you are being asked by the universe to speak up.  You are courageous, strong, and capable. The ability to express yourself is what gives you power. You may share your voice through art, writing, or simply speaking. No matter what…

Empowerment Isn’t Nudity

Today I was welcomed with an opinion of a female classmate that got me thinking, “Ashley Graham is empowering but does she have to be naked all the time?” It’s the struggle that most feminist and women come across, the issue of exposing the body to gain power and/or acceptance. We find that some women…

Define Healthy.

Health is defined as “the condition of being well or free from disease.” Within our culture we tend to define health by weight, skinny is the new healthy.  “The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females,” (ANAD). We are programmed to believe that in order…

The Weight Loss Issue

Weight loss stories are used in the fitness and health industries to draw the consumer in, displaying the body in a transformational state. This contributes to the social construction of living up to the ideal standards of beauty. The before and after images of the weight loss transition are one of the most concerning factors,…

The Modern Body Issue

I battled with two eating disorder when I was in high school, I struggled with my body image. It has been 4 years since overcame my disorders and I’m still healing my mind. According to National Eating Disorders Association, “At age thirteen, 53% of American girls are “unhappy with their bodies.” This grows to 78%…