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Final Project: Girls, Bodies, and Self-Esteem

Within the last semester, we have discussed various ways we use and view our bodies. Whether it be fashion, body image, hair, intersections of race and class, body modification, or masculinity, it all comes back to the what we think… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Colorism Informational Brochure

  The brochures is intended to be in high schools with a decent minority population. Firstly, I chose high schools because I believe that the content  and vocabulary of this brochure may be a bit too much for middle and… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Vanity Sizing and The Jeans Experiment

DT is a graduate student at Old Dominion University’s Institute for the Humanities. He earned his BA in English with an Emphasis in Journalism from Old Dominion. He is most interested with topics relating to sexuality, sex, and gender especially… Continue Reading →

Reflections of Bodylorists

After a semester of discussing the body, WMST 495/595 students were asked what they would tell someone if they could them only one lesson about the body. Here is a sampling of their answers!   You are never alone in… Continue Reading →

How Body Modification is Affecting Careers

Mikalah Lake is a student at Old Dominion University pursuing a B.S. in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology. Causes that are particularly important to her are women’s rights, environmental awareness, leadership, civic duty, and mental health awareness. After… Continue Reading →

deciding

deciding by Briel Felton   it took hours to be okay   enough before sliding into skin deciding to walk with chin high walk determined & convicted breath   days walking across eggshells breaking the surface drowning in uncertainty waiting for… Continue Reading →

Fashion Industry Funds Body Image Problems

  The fashion industry is an industry that is growing and changing all the time. Fashion is a way of expressing who you are throughout clothes and is considered a type of art form. Even if you don’t know a… Continue Reading →

Contemporary Colorism

  Colorism is a type of discrimination where lighter skinned people are treated more favorably than people of darker skin [1] . This is a phenomenon that happens in a lot of minority communities of color, but for the purposes… Continue Reading →

Black Women and Their Oversexualized Bodies

  For decades mainstream media has oversexualized black women and their bodies. This, in turn, has caused black women everywhere to make unnecessary changes to not only their bodies, but their hair as well. This epidemic is something that has… Continue Reading →

Poem: The Stretch Mark

My body has marks Some of them are dark Some are around my waist Some are near my face My thighs have lines but they are fine. I’m just me So let me be B E A U T I… Continue Reading →

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