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Take it from someone with a 36D cup size.

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I have had a D cup since high school, and it became a part of my identity to be “Savannah with the big ****.”

It’s no secret that having larger breasts is romanticized.

I’ve heard plenty of women say they want “At least a C cup.” But having larger breasts comes with its own repercussions. Although one might yearn to have a larger cup size, I’m here to explain how big boobs attract lewd sexual comments and a surplus of attention from all social dynamics.

Ultimately, having large breasts means the world treats you differently, and it’s not always in…

Before you compare yourself to images you see in the media, consider the following: what you see may not be real.

“The United State of Delusion” Illustration by Le Fool

When I was 16, I wanted to be a Suicide Girl. I wanted my photos to be plastered on the internet, and maybe even a few people’s walls. My only aspiration was to become beautiful, because, for some reason, I foolishly thought if I was beautiful then I would be happy and everything else in my life would be easier (and how could I not when the media I was exposed to consistently showed thin, happy, successful women in the limelight?) Instead what I found was six-plus years of body dissatisfaction, insecurity, bulimia, and body dysmorphia. …

And I’d advise anyone to do so too.

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I’ve tried explaining this to my brother and he didn’t understand it. But I don’t let that get to me, because that is the core of Stoicism, the ancient philosophical practice of focusing on what you can control and not caring for what you can’t. What’s it to me if my brother doesn’t understand how or why I came to be O.K. with someone’s choice to be unvaccinated, or if someone in our family dies? …

Food, body image, and disordered eating no long rule my life.

If you’re like me when I was new in recovery, you’ll want to see what a recovered body looks like.

For six years I was bulimic. It was an over-arching, grueling theme in my life. I consider myself lucky to have recovered as young and early on as I have. The shame surrounding bulimia and what we do in our eating disorders often keeps those afflicted suffering in the shadows, hiding in secrecy. I hit a rock bottom when I was 20 and decided to enter recovery. If you’re in the grip of bulimia or one of its complements (binge-eating, orthorexia, anorexia-bulimia), it can feel like there’s no end in sight. …

Some important details I wish former me knew about recovery from an eating disorder

During my bulimia

Doing anything new and worthwhile also comes with making fair amount of mistakes. When I first entered recovery, I didn’t know what I was doing explicitly. I was just doing what felt right, whatever was going to help me achieve health after being encapsulated with an eating disorder. Looking back, I wish I had a mentor, someone to guide me when I was scared or slap me with the cold truth when I needed to uproot out of my own bullsh*t. …

Here are 7 tips to set yourself up in the job market before graduating.

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If you’re a college or university student, you’re probably expecting higher education to save you from the pool of minimum wage job choices. Although having a degree is an achievement and does open opportunities for you, it does not guarantee a job in your field. A lot of the times, it’s the degree coupled with experience. I mean, how many times have you heard someone say they got a master’s degree but still couldn’t find a job they actually studied for?

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