Strong female characters empower little girls, but there still aren’t enough of them.
The Body Project is a valuable resource that students should utilize.
Students and faculty at Pepperdine University share the causes and effects of idolizing physical appearance and technology.
Photos by Terra Atwood This isn’t about food. This isn’t about skin and bones. This is about stories and battles. Every eating disorder is a distinctive experience – these are the accounts of Pepperdine students who live with them every day. Mackie O’Malley, Freshman Freshman Mackie O’Malley ended up at Pepperdine because of her therapist. […]
Awareness week informs the community on the issue of body image and how to develop body positivity
Take the time and actually love your selfie
Photos by Moni Avila The ladies of Delta Delta Delta sorority hosted a movement on campus to promote self-love and positivity surrounding body image known as “Tri-Love Week” Feb. 13-17. Held during the same week as Valentine’s Day, “Tri-Love Week” was dedicated to reminding students of their own self-worth and guiding them toward healthy self-perception […]
Info graph by Kylie Myers A new study has revealed that the college “freshman 15” is more of a myth than proven fact. Charles Baum, economics professor at Middle Tennessee State University, led the study, which analyzed 8,984 individuals from 1997 to 2010. Overall, the study found that during freshman year, most people gain one pound […]
Mentors lead small group discussions on body image
Art by Christopher Chen I first realized that I was fat when I was in the seventh grade. Not because my doctor said anything; I was eating right, physically active and overall a healthy kid. It wasn’t because I noticed something on the scale; I had never been told what a “normal” weight was and […]