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    For my educational tool I wanted to create a discussion forum to get people talking about black women and their over sexualized bodies. I decided to create a blog to create awareness about my topic. I chose to use Tumblr for m (More)
  https://youtu.be/l65ZDdyXXmw The topic I chose to focus on all semester had to do with women accepting their hair and the perception of it. In week 6 we talked about hair in class and that peaked my interest. From there out I knew that m (More)
My overarching goal is to educate the Old Dominion Community about implicit biases towards men, in order for the stigmatization of men who project their feelings as feminine to end.  In order to obtain my goal, I constructed a meeting with Angel, M- (More)
Within the last semester, we have discussed various ways we use and view our bodies. Whether it be fashion, body image, hair, intersections of race and class, body modification, or masculinity, it all comes back to the what we think of ourselves and (More)
DT is a graduate student at Old Dominion University’s Institute for the Humanities. He earned his BA in English with an Emphasis in Journalism from Old Dominion. He is most interested with topics relating to sexu (More)
Mikalah Lake is a student at Old Dominion University pursuing a B.S. in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology. Causes that are particularly important to her are women’s rights, environmental awareness, leadership, civic duty, and mental heal (More)
amilliga wrote: deciding
deciding by Briel Felton   it took hours to be okay   enough before sliding into skin deciding to walk with chin high walk determined & convicted breath   days walking across eggshells breaking t (More)
amilliga wrote: Breast Augmentation
[caption id="attachment_554" align="aligncenter" width="342"] Above is rapper Cardi B after her breast implants. Source:  http://www.hiphopoverload.com/pictures-of-love-hip-hop-star-cardi-b-before-she-got-breast-butt-implants-done/[/caption] Brea (More)
People often say that first impressions matter. But as many know, there is a constant pressure to look a certain way even after the first encounter. In our society, there is an emphasis placed on people’s appearances. With this pressure on our bodi (More)
Age, social class, ethnicity, and sexuality is an insightful chapter in author Sarah Grogan’s book Body Image, which gives a diverse break down on body satisfaction issues.  This is important because most data that has been gathered on this issue (More)
I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York to a Trinidadian and Jamaican family. My grandma was born and raised in Trinidad and my grandpa was born and raised in Jamaica. They both left their countries for a better life. New York is considered the (More)
amilliga wrote: Let Them Be Children
Some of the strongest memories that I can recall from my childhood are not centered around recess, class activities, or even field trips.  The strongest memories that I can recall are centered around how I felt about myself and my body as a child. (More)
amilliga wrote: The Search for Self Love
Every day, I pass by my mirror at least 30 times and there is not one time where I pass by it without lifting up my shirt to see what my body is looking like. This is something I do, every, single, day. When I finish eating a meal, I do it. When I co (More)
amilliga wrote: Image vs. Reality
Body image. It’s such a common, nondescript term for much a complex issue. Every person on this planet sees themselves differently: differently from how they actually look, from how they appear to others, from how media feels that should look. Thro (More)
amilliga wrote: Girls and Their Bodies
As soon as I was born I was already known as “gorda” in Spanish but in English meaning fatty. I was a 9 pound newborn and ever since my family has called me gorda. Growing up I was known as the fattest infant to toddler. I was never overweight bu (More)
amilliga wrote: A Journey of Self Love
Since I was young I was told I was fat, it would always be jokingly from my family out of love but you could still feel the negative connotation from it. Reading Grogan's article and seeing research showing that girls showed dissatisfaction with thei (More)
I can not remember the last time I was truly happy with my body...my entire body. I’ve had periods in my life where I liked certain features more than others, but I’ve never loved my body in its entirety. Even during early childhood I remember no (More)
Bodies are tangible, concrete objects.  We can touch them, move them, see them, we know that they exist.  But our perceptions of our own bodies as well as others are socially constructed by the world around us—our parents, other family members, f (More)
While reading Grogan's Body Image, all I could do was shake my head. The studies listed in the section of the book are dated back to the 1990s, and here we are in the year of 2018 and these same ideals are still true today. The part of the text that (More)
amilliga wrote: The Body as Equipment
How I perceived my body growing up has been pretty interesting. I have never thought much about my body and my body shape other than through the aspect of staying in shape. After reading excepts from Sara Grogan’s Body Image it made me think about (More)