Blog RSS



The Road is Long, but Worth It.

All throughout my life, I thought there was always something wrong with me. I had friends, but as soon as the school year ended, they were gone just like that. I made one really great friend in high school that was there for me, but then issues came up, and she was gone. It left me feeling worthless. Why is it that every time I thought I made a lifelong friend, they turn out to just leave in the end?

Continue reading



You’re Not Alone, and Ed Does Not Deserve You

Written by Laryn To be honest, I don’t know where I’m even going to start with this… in fact, it’s taken me months to finally get to writing this because a) I didn’t know where to begin, and b) I was too afraid and self-conscious to talk about this- but now, I figure if it does not benefit me in this writing, then hopefully it may benefit one of you. Especially to those who need to understand a bit more of a perspective of a family or friend or you need someone to relate to – on the topic of, what I like to call, a devil- or ED (short for Eating Disorders, but we can call him Ed- warning:...

Continue reading



Girl, you have an amazing body.

I am a dancer and have been my entire life, but I am far from having a typical “dancer’s body” because my thighs touch, I’m way taller than the average dancer, my arms are nowhere near toned, and my stomach is not flat in the least.  Dance costumes rarely fit me as nicely as all my other dance friends and since coming to college to study dance, the costume shop has had to custom make a large majority of my costumes because the ones from stock that everyone else wears don’t fit me…

Continue reading



We Are Enough!

"I am not skinny enough. I am too skinny. I look sickly. I have too much fat on my legs. I will never look the same. I will never look like her. I will never be enough." Those are just some of the thoughts that would run through my head as a teenager, young adult, and adult. I have dealt with negative self image thoughts for as long as I can recall. I was always the twig that wanted to gain muscle or anything to give me some "body" as a teenager. Then, I got to college and started eating unhealthy, not sleeping, and not exercising as much and found myself "too fat" and really just wanting to be fit. My...

Continue reading



Perfectionism and Self Compassion for Your Body

  Written by Haylie Miller   How self-compassion-based body positivity wins over perfectionism. What’s Up I have an OCD habit that makes me scratch my skin. This started young for me; it’s evident in pictures of me as young as six or seven. As one might imagine, it is embarrassing because it is pretty gross. Every time I feel like I am losing control, my hands look for my imperfections and try to remove them.  Great solution, right? What It’s Like Because this is technically a form of self-harm, the emotions I feel are conflicting. I feel in control when I scratch my skin, like I am perfecting myself. However, the results are nothing but harmful. I have felt shame about...

Continue reading