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Bodylore and Healthcare

Bodylore is becoming a hot topic when looking at today’s society. For those who do not know, bodylore is simply the way that one displays their body making up their physical identity; the word was introduced by Katherine Young. Personally,… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Human Trafficking Awareness

My final project involved the creation of a brochure on human trafficking. My goal was to inform people about what human trafficking means. I want people to be able to distinguish a circumstance in which human trafficking is occurring and also… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Poetry, Is This What It Is?

Is This What It Is? A brain dump In my house we never discussed two things: relationships and sex You never brought them up because “ I wasn’t old enough” Imagine being a senior in highschool and just having your… Continue Reading →

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 →

Poem: Skin Tone

“You’re pretty for a black girl.” Thanks, if you had black skin, you could be beautiful, too. Little brown girl My skin is brown So I never frown Never let anything get me down Always wearing my crown … and… Continue Reading →

The Endless Cycle of Body Dissatisfaction

Age, social class, ethnicity, and sexuality is an insightful chapter in author Sarah Grogan’s book Body Image, which gives a diverse break down on body satisfaction issues.  This is important because most data that has been gathered on this issue… Continue Reading →

Let Them Be Children

Some of the strongest memories that I can recall from my childhood are not centered around recess, class activities, or even field trips.  The strongest memories that I can recall are centered around how I felt about myself and my… Continue Reading →

The Search for Self Love

Every day, I pass by my mirror at least 30 times and there is not one time where I pass by it without lifting up my shirt to see what my body is looking like. This is something I do,… Continue Reading →

Image vs. Reality

Body image. It’s such a common, nondescript term for much a complex issue. Every person on this planet sees themselves differently: differently from how they actually look, from how they appear to others, from how media feels that should look…. Continue Reading →

Girls and Their Bodies

As soon as I was born I was already known as “gorda” in Spanish but in English meaning fatty. I was a 9 pound newborn and ever since my family has called me gorda. Growing up I was known as… Continue Reading →

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