body image

Issue 16: Darts & Laurels

Each digital release of the Journal will feature weekly darts and laurels, listing what should be celebrated and criticized from the previous week in world news and campus culture.Continue...

#AerieREAL more than just good marketing

Aerie was the place I bought my first bra, as it was for a lot of my fellow undergarment-wearing ladies. The store was and still is inviting to women of all sizes, especially today with their on-going #AerieREAL campaign.Continue...

Letter to the editor: February 2

In the Jan. 22 article titled, “Strong isn’t the new skinny,” Kate Meagher discussed the shift in social media’s celebration of seemingly rake-thin Victoria Secret models toward strong and healthy women — a shift propelled by the hashtag #fitspiration, and a shift Meagher deemed a façade, as many photos still illustrate the same aforementioned skinny models, who’ve simply traded in their lingerie for a sports bra.Continue...

Strong isn’t the new skinny

If you want to believe the Instagram posts, it’s finally hot for girls to be athletic. It’s sexy to squat. It’s hip to be fit. Except it isn’t.Continue...

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: not so angelic

While December marks the beginnings of the Holiday season, it also celebrates the airing of the much-anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.Continue...

The truth behind fat shaming

Fat shaming, spawned from body shaming, is a controversial issue full of misconceptions and hurt.Continue...

Spray can aimed in the wrong direction

Accusatory vandalism has no place in promoting body positivity.Continue...

The balancing act of self-love and healthy living

When it comes to body image, we’re told to either embrace our curves or shave off a couple of pounds to reach our health goals. While it’s hard to commit to one movement, I found a happy medium between both: practicing self-love while leading a healthy lifestyle.Continue...

AuthenticallyU: Promoting positive body image

Disordered eating and other concerns associated with a negative body image have become more widely understood as serious and pervasive, but it can still be hard to find support from...Continue...