Erin is the founder of RAW Beauty Talks an organization that strives to help women find confidence in their unique beauty by providing a platform for conversation and advocating for transparency in media. She recently launched a petition asking magazines to reduce the amount of photoshop they use on their covers and in their editorial. Help create a better world for girls by signing the online petition.
When I stand in the changing room of the bathing suit store I feel a sense of panic wash over me. Why does my cellulite seem so much more obvious in here? Are those stretch marks getting bigger? How did 20 new moles suddenly appear all over my body?
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to look more like the women I saw in the magazines. By the time I was 18, I had dropped to 89lbs and was hospitalized for internal organ failure. If I could go back in time, here are the eight things I know now that I wish I'd known in my 20s.
03/27/2015 06:00 EDT
Photoshop is a hot topic in media today. From Kerry Washington's InStyle cover, to Cindy Crawford's unretouched Marie Claire image to Beyonce's leaked L'Oreal photos -- everyone is talking about the role of photo retouching in the media. But what's the real impact?
03/03/2015 01:26 EST
My journey to achieve the perfect body started when I was 14. The objective -- tall, thin, cellulite-free with smooth skin and beautifully toned abs -- you know the look. If 'thigh gaps' and 'bikini bridges' were in at the time, I would have added them to my list of things to obsess over. In some ways I came pretty close to achieving the "dream body" that I obsessed over in magazines but I never expected that I would lose everything important to me along the way.
02/20/2015 09:20 EST
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