Friday, August 14, 2020

Health

FREEDOM OF FEATURES

CELEBRATING BODY POSITIVITY REGARDLESS OF GENDER Both men and women are held to unrealistic standards when it comes to their bodies. Everyone’s body is different, and it isn’t fair or reasonable to expect everyone to conform to the same model image.  The problem with women’s standards of how their bodies should...

MENTAL HEALTH DURING QUARANTINE

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN CHECK Quarantine hasn’t been the easiest thing to adjust to lately. Being stuck inside in order to keep yourself and others safe comes with a few setbacks. One of those is the deterioration of one’s mental health. It’s not healthy to be cooped...

WHY ARE THE WOMEN OF COLOR LEFT OUT

Body Positivity Series III So now we’ve talked about it; we’ve learned about eating disorders. We’re open to discussion about all different types of disorders, and what we can do to help. We’ve included plus size models in the magazines and websites of our favorite brands. There is still something...

SILENCING BLACK MENTAL HEALTH

NOT THIS TIME AROUND With the recent events of police brutality in America, all while a global pandemic is ongoing, America finds itself in an emotional state, one where the Black community specifically may feel distressed. Social media serves as a place where activists can voice their opinions and share...

ATYPICAL EATING DISORDERS

BODY POSITIVITY SERIES II When people hear the word eating disorders, the most common ones that come to mind are anorexia and bulimia. This is due to the fact that they are the most openly discussed amongst individuals, but also because the effects of anorexia and bulimia are so noticeable....

IS QUARANTINE OVER

IF PLACES ARE OPEN, SHOULD YOU STILL GO The Disney company announced it was ending its Disney College and Internship programs on March 15 after just a month and a half. This came just days after the shutdown of multiple theme parks across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “...

LOOKING GOOD FOR ZOOM CALLS

WHY WOMEN SHOULD STOP APOLOGIZING FOR THE WAY THEY LOOK Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “I’m sorry about the way I look. I didn’t have time to do my make-up before today’s call.”  One of the biggest ways the coronavirus pandemic (and subsequent quarantine) has affected our day-to-day lives...

GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ICON JOHN LEWIS HAS DIED AT AGE 80

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights leader stands beneath a bust of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather for the memorial ceremony for the late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite ...

THE ISSUE OF GLORIFYING EATING DISORDERS

BODY POSITIVITY SERIES I In 2020, social media can stand as your best friend one day, or your worst enemy the next. While it is a powerful tool for those seeking information and serves as a platform for those to speak on topics that may not make it to mainstream...

QUARANTINE IS NOT A WEIGHT-LOSS COMPETITION

INFLUENCER'S VERSION OF A AT HOME WORK As the COVID-19 quarantine reaches (hopefully) its last phases and “normal life” begins to resurface, it is interesting to look back upon the pressures of lockdown. Not only were these financial, but emotional as well. All it takes is a scroll through any...