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Teen Girls Body Image

Young Girls Explain Why Beauty Standards Are So Impossible

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Teen

In case you needed further confirmation that unrealistic beauty standards affect girls at an early age, SheKnows Media is here to help. In a new vi...

4 Ways Social Media Can Undermine Girls and Women

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Teenage girls and adult women are often emotionally bruised when social media becomes their North Star for finding meaning and purpose in life. There are limits to what social media can positively provide and female users who do not understand these limits may struggle in a variety of ways.

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence Can Be A Body Positive Role Model

Miranda Feneberger | Posted 08.28.2014 | Teen
Miranda Feneberger

The problem with the body positivity movement is not Jennifer Lawrence. It is in fact very impressive to me that a "conventionally beautiful woman" cares about the effect that an unhealthy appearance could have on her young audience.

4 Bugs That Bite Every Girl

Kali Rogers | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Why is it that every girl seems to suffer from low self-esteem at some point during her life? There are many theories floating around, I am especially happy that women are taking a stand. However, my expertise comes from the opposite end of the spectrum.

The Message I Want All Girls To Hear

Miribel Tran | Posted 06.21.2014 | Teen
Miribel Tran

I believe that young girls need to learn how to perceive and react to social media, pop culture and entertainment in a more positive way. This isn't taught in schools, and I highly doubt that our parents can honestly understand social media to understand its effects.

How To Really Know If You're Ready To Wear Makeup

Taylor Griffith | Posted 05.22.2014 | Teen
Taylor Griffith

Even as I played dress up with my friends, I couldn't picture them using real makeup of their own until they were actually moms themselves. Little did I know how much of a sway the beauty industry and society would have on them.

Why 'Average' Is The New 'Beautiful'

Sarah Convissar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

It's not about being the skinniest you can be. It's about being healthy and that's different for everyone.

Mattel Uses Barbie to Titillate Adult Male Sports Fans

Nancy Hogshead-Makar | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Mixing young girlhood and sexuality and selling it to male sports fans is ... just creepy.

The (Non-Cheesy) Confidence Advice Everyone Should Hear

Alia Al-Ali | Posted 04.29.2014 | Teen
Alia Al-Ali

I've been hearing "be confident and trust your instincts" for as long as I can remember. But, what is confidence? Confidence is accepting that compliment, even though you know you didn't put much effort on your hair this morning.

Why I'm Taking A Stand Against My School's 'Dress Code'

Marion Mayer | Posted 03.18.2014 | Teen
Marion Mayer

You are literally sending the message to young girls, who are already struggling with self confidence, that hiding their body makes them more attractive. You are establishing a sense of shame in these young, developing minds and bodies.

Has The Pressure For Perfection Become Too Much?

Camila Vincent de Urquiza | Posted 03.10.2014 | Teen
Camila Vincent de Urquiza

Being constantly told that being the wrong height, weight, hair color, eye color, skin color or "type" is what stands between you and your potential happiness is despicable.

Quit Body Bashing (We Mean It)

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Danah Atassi, Hinsdale C...

Troubling Number Of Children, Teen Girls Are Unhappy With Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents

A new survey out of the U.K. highlights a disturbing trend among young girls: From the age of 10, a significant proportion of girls are unhappy with t...

5 Ways Yoga Can Boost Your Body Image

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

Body image anxiety -- whether it's a fixation on a facial flaw, an obsession with calorie-counting and exercise, or general negative feelings about yo...

Remember This When You're Stressing Over Your 'Bikini Body'

Posted 05.10.2013 | Teen

It's that time of year again, when every magazine cover, celebrity or health website and TV show seems to be constantly reminding you that the time's ...

What Teens Are Saying About The 'Thigh Gap' Obsession... (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen

Whether it's a desire for a flatter stomach, toned legs or a lower body mass index, many young women, unfortunately, are no stranger struggling with b...

7 Ways To Deal With Body-Shaming Friends

Posted 02.02.2013 | Teen

Many of us have been there: Again, your friend is making uncomfortable comments about how fat she feels, how much weight someone gained over winter br...

Do Your Friends Make You Feel Bad About Your Body?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.31.2013 | Teen

Although the media has commonly been targeted for its role in promoting body image issues among adolescent girls, recent research suggests that anothe...

Girl Hate: An Introduction

Carmin Chappell | Posted 12.16.2012 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

"Look pretty fast!" was plastered on top of the page. Underneath were various makeup tutorials that took five, 10 and 15 minutes. I have nothing against lipstick and blush, but why did I have to paint on a new face to feel good about myself?

Carolyn Gregoire

THE HUNGER BLOGS: A Secret World of Teenage 'Thinspiration' | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

I'm looking at pictures from before christmas in december. I was so f*cking skinny. Screw recovery. Hello relapse. -- coffeeandhipbones, Tumblr ...