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Body Image in College

Body Image in College

Recently, this horrifying article from Return of Kings, titled “5 Reasons to Date a Girl With An Eating Disorder,” has been floating around my Facebook newsfeed. It takes a misogynistic, ignorant standpoint on eating disorders, claiming girls with eating disorders are all easily manipulated, wealthy and good in bed (because the “crazy ones” always are, right?). Fortunately, it has received mostly negative press from my friends, family and peers, and the beliefs shared in the article don’t represent a great majority of decent human beings (for a great counterpoint, take a look at this article).

However, despite the fact that incendiary articles pop up every once in awhile and stir the pot, body image issues go relatively unseen on college campuses. It’s essentially impossible to look at someone and identify whether or not they have an eating disorder or struggle with self-esteem issues. Occasionally a person’s eating habits or the way they carry themselves can raise a red flag, but there’s no definitive way to distinguish who feels insecure about their body. Odds are we all do.

With food-related body issues specifically, there’s a wide and variable spectrum. Some of the most common varieties (courtesy of the UHS website) are:

  • Anorexia nervosa: Characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Characterized by recurrent binge-eating without any behaviors to counter the effects of overeating
  • Bulimia nervosa: Characterized by binge-eating followed by some form of purging

Unbeknownst to many, eating disorders involve much more than simply not eating or purging. Behind the obsessive food behaviors lies anxiety about measuring up to social beauty standards, being labeled “ugly,” “fat” or “not good enough” and even receiving judgment for going extra lengths to look and feel like people who don’t worry about their weight or body shape.

Beyond food and weight-related issues, there are issues related to body image and self-esteem. For example, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is an anxiety-based mental illness that causes a person to fixate on real or imaged defects in themselves.

College is a beautiful thing — it brings you to a place with thousands of other people your age to learn, get to know one another and experience individualism at its finest. While it would be nice to be able to say that everyone is able to be comfortable on a college campus just “being themselves” and wearing what they want and eating how they want, that’s not really the case. Attractiveness standards are based almost entirely on appearance, unfortunately.

Think about it: who has ever overheard “Wow, that girl seems like she’d tell really funny jokes!” or “That guy must have an awesome personality”? No one. It’s all about looks, whether we want it to be or not. Measuring up to an attractiveness standard that’s set unattainably high (I don’t care what Total Frat Move says, Michigan students are sexy) can result in self-dissatisfaction and social anxiety, which is rough on top of the rest of the college stress mountain.

Sometimes people come into college with pre-established eating and body-related disorders. Other times, they develop in college. The independence and personal responsibility that comes with living on your own is both freeing and terrifying. Unlimited food in dining halls combined with pure self-reliance, on top of co-mingling with gym-rats and people that can eat everything and not gain a pound (One word: how. Teach me.) can be breeding grounds for insecurity.

That being said, not everyone that’s self-conscious has an eating or body-related disorder and definitely should not be labeled as such. But as a student body, we need to watch out for and lift up our fellow Wolverines. Everybody deserves to feel like they look hot.

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If you or anyone you know suffers from an eating or body-related disorder, there’s a huge support system for you here at U of M:

  • U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program — find out more here.
  • For other resources, check out the UHS website.
  • For more information about eating disorders and body image, you can look here and here.

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Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


Body Image On College Campuses

A lot of people spend hours staring at themselves in the mirror, especially women in college. They stare to do their makeup, to do their hair, to pop a pimple, to see if they look decent or just when they walk by a mirror or reflective surface. Now, take a look at how often you stare at yourself, and how many times do you smile at yourself? Usually, you grab your fat on your stomach or your thighs. You watch your arms jiggle or look at the blemishes on your face. I can personally say, looking at those things don’t make me smile.

Most collegeiates spend their day wondering if they look nice or if they look fat or if they look ugly while doing everything in a typical day. Not every woman can eat a meal without feeling fat or can look in a mirror without thinking that they could loose a few pounds. These are the reasons that our college campuses are filled with people “dieting”. I will say it simply, YOU DON’T NEED TO DIET! Maybe try and eat healthier, but stop the dieting, it isn’t healthy. Worrying about every little thing you put into your body, will end up ruining your life instead of making it better. 91% of college woman attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”. And, you should be shocked that 91% of college woman, hate their weight and find it necessary to diet.
I know many woman who are beautiful. They range from a size 00 to a size 16. Your size doesn’t make you any less beautiful! I will honestly say, that I have put on certain outfits and say that “I look too fat for this, so I can’t wear it”. I know a girl who is twice my size and wears the same outfits and I want to look like her. Your style doesn’t depend on your size, it depends on your confidence. You don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful, you need to love yourself to be beautiful.

It isn’t just college students either, this deception of body image probably started when you were younger. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 69% of 1st-3rd grade girls said that their idea of the perfect body was formed from magazine images. Most of the girls with the “perfect body” are photoshopped and airbrushed. The media even refers to woman who are size 6-8 a plus size. Even Amy Schumer, was featured in Glamour’s plus size only magazine. She wears a size 6, maybe 8. You can check out what she had to say about it here . While there is nothing wrong with plus-size, the media is consistently trying to make girls who are more than a size 2, think they are not perfect, and let me tell you, they can be pretty perfect.

Next time you look in the mirror, I want you to smile at yourself. I want you to, instead of picking out something you hate, pick out something you love. Yes, you are allowed to “not like” something about yourself, but you have to think of it as needs improvement, not as hating that part of you. You should never hate yourself, not one part of it. You should love yourself for everything you are every jiggle, blemish, scar, and pound. If you can love yourself, nobody would see you any differently. I believe that you can’t expect the world to love you, if you can’t even love yourself.

Also, I would like you all to join my friend, Amanda Sette’s (featured here ) Love Yourself Campaign also. (Facebook here and Instagram here )


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