Center for Public Service
***TRIGGER WARNING: Eating Disorders***
I don’t care what anyone says—being a woman is hard. Being a young woman has its own set of complications–we experience a lot of pressure to look a certain way, to act a certain way, to have a specific friend group; to act as social butterflies and to live up to a set of socially constructed beauty standards. And there are too many girls—myself included—who have fallen victim to this impossible set of expectations. [excerpt]
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Lauro, Alison P., "The Space I Own" (2014). SURGE. 185.