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Better Body Image Conference aims to start conversation about positive body image in Grand Rapids

by (conniex721)

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Better Body Image Conference aims to shape and redefine the concept of self and foster a positive body image by incorporating diverse definitions of beauty, cultivating positive speech around the body, and fostering self-compassion. The...

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by (Aaminah Shakur)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at Kendall...

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GoBoldly photo series sends rebuttal to the Go Confidently advertisements

by (briluginbill)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under OPINION

If you haven't seen the billboards from Plastic Surgery Associates yet, here's what one of them says, Slogan: Go ConfidentlyTagline: Experts in Botox and Skin Rejuvenation Photo: A women's face My analysis on the...

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Running because of fear: when the internal struggle is based on the external

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-24-2014 under OPINION

Mine is the story of a modern-day slave. I’m six-foot-two. When I began running three-ish years ago, I weighed approximately 225 pounds. Today I weigh around 180. In December of 2012, I weighed 150 pounds. The skin was stretched over my limbs...

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I'm not making this up

by (AnnaGretz)

Submitted 04-05-2013 under VOICES

Believe me, I don’t look that great without makeup. But I still don’t wear it. I’m 27 years old. My first experience with makeup was 15 years ago, in 5th grade. Like most 12-year-olds, I was forming a love-hate relationship with...

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