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Beautiful as I am

I sat down for my conversation with Beautiful As I Am photographer Leslie Carpenter frazzled from a day of handling oozing poison ivy (Thing One), girl drama (Thing Two), and a smelly-turned-bathed

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Self-Loathing and Chocolate

I trip over spoken words. So when I woke up a few months ago depressed, upset, and not quite sure why feelings of inadequacy always make me feel so heavy and like I’m disappearing at the same time, my

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Does The Media Get the Blame for Eating Disorders?

A friend recently sent me a link to an article on Ed Bites regarding the author’s thoughts on the media and eating disorders. The article, to be published in Emirates Woman magazine, is

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Ducks, PhotoShop, and Truth in Advertising

Let’s talk numbers, shall we? - 42% of girls in grades 1-3 want to be thinner- 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they’re dieting- 53% of 13 year old girls are unhappy

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