Post Tagged with: "body image"

SHEDD: On Sexy Boyfriends

A few weeks ago, my mom and I set out on a quest to buy new pants. After a few brief stops that bore no fruit, we visited a Gap store. Upon entering the store, I immediately saw two tables stacked with so-called “sexy boyfriend shorts.” Perfect, I thought. One[Read More…]

A Bold Beat Forward

A Bold Beat Forward

On Jan. 6, 2016, Nicki Minaj won Favorite Hip-Hop Artist at the People’s Choice Awards. On Jan. 7, while double-tapping the picture she posted on Instagram to announce that win, I saw a poorly-worded comment that offended my sensibilities as both a feminist and as someone who likes comprehensible sentences.[Read More…]

Finding Acceptance in Fitness

I have always been a skinny guy. My doctor once told me that I have the fastest metabolism he has ever seen. I am incapable of counting the number of times I’ve been called “a twig” or “chicken legs.” I have yet to find a pair of pants that truly[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA

Health and Wellness Issue

Health and well-being are concepts integral to one’s college and life experiences. Yet on such a bustling campus, students rarely ever pause to examine their state of mind and body. From personal narratives of conquered eating disorders to health advice from Yates, Leo’s and CAPS employees, this issue explores sides[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue
The Fluidity of Beauty

The Fluidity of Beauty

On a campus as diverse as Georgetown’s, it is nearly impossible to create one set standard of beauty. Students are drawn here from a multitude of  places defined by their distinct cultures, and each person adds his or her own perspective to the Georgetown community. In a series of videotaped[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue
Tipping Over the Scale

Tipping Over the Scale

In all my 19 years of living, not once have I ever reached 100 pounds. In fact, I’ve never even broken 95. At five feet four inches, I stand at an average height for a girl. My body mass index has never come close to normal; I’m always classified as[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Health and Wellness Issue, The Guide

The Beauty of Imperfection

Some say thinner is better, while others think we could all use a little meat on our bones. Some favor more muscle while others strive for less overall body mass. The list goes on: dark skin or light skin, straight hair or curly hair, more makeup or au natural. And[Read More…]

by August 19, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
The Absent Conversation on Body Image

The Absent Conversation on Body Image

Our generation has been avoiding a conversation that needs to be had — a conversation about a struggle that we’ve all faced, often in silence: body image. Take a simple task like going to CVS and consider the psychological repercussions. In the magazine section alone sit dozens of pictures of[Read More…]

by June 4, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Better Than Plastic: Confronting Issues of Body Image

I had never worked in sales before. Before this year, my only work experience was limited to babysitting and teaching. But I wanted a job — a real job where I would at last be a working woman. I walked down M Street, searching for “help wanted” signs and some[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
A Beauty Campaign’s Ugly Reality

A Beauty Campaign’s Ugly Reality

As part of the war against negative body image, activists have tried to shift conversations toward recognizing that everyone is beautiful. Thin girls, fat girls, black girls, white girls — we’re all beautiful. The soap company Dove launched its “Campaign for Real Beauty” a few years ago in this same[Read More…]

by April 19, 2013 0 comments Opinion