Why media by womxn for womxn matters

When I was younger, magazines like Vogue and Cosmo shaped the way I viewed myself as a little girl and young woman. Even though I rarely read them, seeing the airbrushed models on the covers of these magazines as my mom was checking out at Giant most certainly impacted my self esteem. I really wish that I had been exposed to more uplifting media back then. I wish even more that magazines and media companies like Make Muse existed at such a critical point in my life.

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How I learned to love my body again

I’ve never been particularly comfortable in my body. I was a pretty chubby kid when I was in elementary school. The other girls were thinner than me, while I was hitting 100 pounds in just 4th grade. I compared myself to them constantly. I got Lyme disease going into 7th grade and lost a crazy amount of weight, as the meds I was taking made me lose my appetite almost entirely.

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How to get over your toxic ex

We’ve all been there. Crying in bed, tissue box half empty, trash can filled with snot and regrets, wondering how the heck you ever let someone treat you so badly, but still missing him terribly, then getting mad at yourself for missing someone who did nothing but hurt you.

Why is that dating a shitty person seems to be a rite of passage for women? And how do we move on from these toxic relationships?

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