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Why There Is Absolutely NO EXCUSE For Sexual Assault – Dispelling The Myths

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I just came upon a great post by Laura Riva on The Dancing Grapevine about sexual assault that happens in the dance community. What Laura outlined was extremely important and could be applied in so many other situations, so I wanted to repost and share her words with you.  Despite how common-sense not assaulting someone should be, there are still a frightening amount of rape apologists and victim-blamers in the world (as well as people who are sexually assaulting others). This great post by Laura highlights why sexual assault is…

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My Relationship With My Body Is ‘Complicated’ (IMAGES)

Sixth grade was the worst year of my life. My family had moved from Brooklyn to Queens and I was entering the last year in elementary school. My teacher Mrs. Salt was sour. I sat next to a boy that delighted in making my life miserable. I walked by P.S. 189 the other day and the memories flooded in, and I knew it would be relatable. The last picked in gym class, the attempt to make friends was agony when everyone already had their besties; I was the outsider. In…

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30+ Ways Body Positivity Could Change Your Life For The Better (IMAGES)

Megan Crabbe, the kind soul behind the body positive movement @Bodiposipanda on Instagram, is a body image expert that discovered the movement through her own journey with an eating disorder and negative body image. Anyone who has battled an eating disorder or low self esteem knows that even if you have been body positive for years, every day is not a good body positivity day – especially when you are trying to help others stay uplifted in a society that continuously brings them down! Megan found herself having a “bad bopo…

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The Raw Beauty Project: Embracing Unstoppable Women (IMAGES)

After its landmark debut in New York in 2014, The Raw Beauty Project, an innovative photography exhibit that celebrates women with disabilities, will have a one-night benefit exhibition showing at Paul Mitchell: The School located at 825 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101, beginning at 7:00PM on September 17, 2016. Tickets for the benefit reception, which includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, start at $40 with a $100 VIP package and can be purchased here. The goal of this evolving, traveling exhibit is to redefine perceptions of beauty, educate audiences, and…

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Will hiring healthy models affect sales?

At first, this post was going to open up to say, “We don’t exactly have widespread statistics or numbers on how the healthy models in ad campaigns affect the bottom line of a company’s sales.” Well, that’s not exactly true. Further research revealed there are a lot of increases of sales happening out there, across the board. It’s no secret that women want to see more models who look like them. Women want something they can relate to, and it shows. Here are the facts we know: Sales shot up 9%…

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