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RISE Chat panelists talk body shaming, positivity

Carole Collins Ayanlaja (left), an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, comforts Mindy Houser (right), a Mattoon resident and business owner of Sharp Iron Athletics, as they discussed their experiences with sexual assault and the impacts it had on their body images. Houser said how her body looked and what she wore began to enter the dialogue for her and impacted decisions she made later.

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Making Excellence Inclusive hosted the third RISE Chat of the academic year Monday, this time to discuss how body discrimination has affected the workplace and society. The event featured short videos touching on body shaming and body positivity, followed by a discussion led by Eastern faculty and com...

Lots of ‘plus-size-friendly’ clothing companies need to wake up

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

On one hand, marketing and advertising for plus-size people has seen what I consider to be a positive upswing in recent years. Since my senior year in high school about four years ago, the amount of advertising geared toward plus-size people wasn’t what it is now. Fast-forward to 2019, I think...

Be respectful to those trying to make a difference

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

February 21, 2018

This week, in an effort to support our friends in the Vagina Monologue Show, EIU FEM has been asked to sell Vagina Pops. Both the cast of the Vagina Monologues and EIU FEM have worked to dismantle stigmas against feminism, including exploring one’s sexuality responsibly, overcoming the trauma of...

Save your shaming for someone who cares

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

February 18, 2018

Self-love has become a challenge for "fat people," and this is just one subculture of many people who are seen as ugly for not following beauty standards that are already nearly impossible to follow. A couple years ago I posted a photo of myself that I did not initially view as controversial, but...

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