Selena Gomez’s Powerful AMA Acceptance Speech

If you missed the American Music Awards and Selena Gomez’s acceptance speech for Favorite Female Artist last night – she just got real. If you didn’t know, Selena recently had to take a break from everything for self-recovery (including canceling shows in her Revival Tour), due to her struggles with depression and anxiety. She says … Continue reading Selena Gomez’s Powerful AMA Acceptance Speech

“Surround yourself with people who want to see you grow”

Okay, so at this point you guys have to know I love quotes (yep, I'm pretty cheesy). This quote is compliments of the Vallette Cleaners sign in my hometown - but it couldn't be more true and completely stuck with me this past week. So heck, why not do a post focused on it? Since … Continue reading “Surround yourself with people who want to see you grow”

Penn State Football Kicker’s Inspiring and Brave Body Image Story

Joey Julius, kicker of Penn State University's football team, is a superb athlete. But what you may not know about him is that he has struggled with body image issues and binge eating disorder almost his whole life. If you're unfamiliar, binge eating disorder is one of the most prevalent eating disorders among adults, characterized … Continue reading Penn State Football Kicker’s Inspiring and Brave Body Image Story

Next Time You Talk Negative, Think of Your Best Friend

In tandem with World Mental Health Day earlier this week, Yahoo Finance posted an eye opening and emotional video of best friends saying negative things they've thought to themselves about their bodies, but aloud to each other. Check it out here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LzT2ZzDXceg  Watching this video brought tears to my eyes. To hear these women body … Continue reading Next Time You Talk Negative, Think of Your Best Friend

Refinery 29’s Moving Campaign: #SeeThe67

Meet the invisible majority. 67% of American women are plus-size (considered size 14 and up), but they make up less than 2% of the images we see in mainstream media. Refinery 29 is making an effort to change that. If you’re unfamiliar, Refinery 29 is an online lifestyle site focused on fashion, beauty and style. … Continue reading Refinery 29’s Moving Campaign: #SeeThe67

Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t 

“To some I’m too curvy. To others I’m too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small — too much, but at the same time not enough. When I post a photo from a ‘good angle,’ I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, … Continue reading Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t