Your Body is an Instrument, Not an Ornament

This post is part of our series on girls’ athletic participation. Did you know that seven out of 10 girls don’t feel that they belong in sports? A major reason for these feelings stems from girls’ poor body image. Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Kite of Beauty Redefined, a non-profit organization that helps girls and women recognize, reject and resist […]

Almost Cut My Hair

by Bryn Watkins It normally goes like this: “I’ve really been thinking I’m going to do it. I’m going to cut my hair. Like, maybe Britney-in-2007-style, but more likely Emma-in-2010.” “That’s brave.” “I know, can you imagine! Man. I think I’m going to do it.” “I’d love to do that. There’s just no way I […]

Choosing to Love Myself

Photo by JASaliday by Anna Packard I pull my laces secure, pop in my earphones, look up, and start pounding the pavement. I can hear my breath in my ears as I start to sweat and push myself up a huge hill. Earlier this year I decided I wanted to train for some races. This […]

How Eating Disorders Got in the Way of My Aspirations

Image credit: Gareth Holmes by Kris Tina Carlston I have always had a complicated relationship with food–times when it has been my friend and times when I have seen it as my enemy.  It’s been this way for so long that at this point in my life I don’t know what my relationship is. I’ve […]

Career Day: Media Literacy and Body Image Advocacy

Lindsay (L), Lexie (R)  *Photo Credit: Matt Clayton Photography Tell us a little about yourselves and about your job. I’m Lexie Kite, PhD, co-founder of The Beauty Redefined Foundation and on Facebook.  My twin sister and I have spent the last ten years in college studying media and body image, and now we run Beauty Redefined […]

Saying Yes: Finding My Voice & Platform

Image credit: Mark Kober by Anna Packard People sometimes make fun of me for how much I loved EFY (Especially for Youth) growing up. I went every summer, including the summer before I started college. I loved everything about EFY but especially the firesides given on Thursday evenings. These firesides literally changed my life. As […]

Career Day: Clinical Psychology

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Anna Packard. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I am from Phoenix, Arizona originally but have lived in Utah for the last decade and now consider it home. I am 31 years old. I am also a wife and mother. I currently work […]

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