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'I didn't wake up fat. The weight just crept on over the years'
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'I didn't wake up fat. The weight just crept on over the years'

Sep 10th 2016, 9:30 AM 327 Views 36 Comments

Jules Coll had gastric bypass-surgery, as shown on RTÉ’s documentary Nine Stone Lighter. She wrote her new book, Flabyrinth, about how the weight loss was just the beginning.

Are sexy Halloween outfits empowering or degrading? That all depends on your sense of self
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Are sexy Halloween outfits empowering or degrading? That all depends on your sense of self

Oct 25th 2015, 6:30 PM 2,365 Views 71 Comments

“You are a fat, worthless pig.” Words women say to themselves everyday, writes Lorraine Courtney, who questions whether hypersexualised Halloween outfits are empowering or degrading?

This blogger has made a powerful video on how social media makes us see ourselves
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This blogger has made a powerful video on how social media makes us see ourselves

Jul 3rd 2015, 7:38 AM 4,398 Views 1 Comment

Em Ford began posting pictures of her makeup-free face online three months ago – and people were not kind.

Opinion: The Urban Outfitters ‘thigh gap’ ad sparked a rage in me – have we learned nothing?
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Opinion: The Urban Outfitters ‘thigh gap’ ad sparked a rage in me – have we learned nothing?

Jan 11th 2015, 8:45 AM 1,224 Views 130 Comments

As my little girl inevitably becomes more and more aware of the world around her, an awareness of her own shape and size is only just around the corner.

Kids asked what they'd change about their bodies, school adults in body confidence
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Kids asked what they'd change about their bodies, school adults in body confidence

Nov 4th 2014, 2:01 PM 2,748 Views 1 Comment

“Cheetah legs so I can run faster.”

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin opens up about being bullied at school: 'I used to be called Gaydhán Ó Queerdáin'
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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin opens up about being bullied at school: 'I used to be called Gaydhán Ó Queerdáin'

Oct 28th 2014, 11:11 AM 25,673 Views 90 Comments

The Labour Minister of State said he stood out because he was tall.

Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not
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Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not

May 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,600 Views 26 Comments

In our haste to condemn all things Facebook and Twitter, let’s not forget they also present huge opportunities for realising we are not alone in our struggles.

Facebook leads to 'negative feelings' and poor body image - study
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Facebook leads to 'negative feelings' and poor body image - study

Apr 12th 2014, 12:13 PM 10,239 Views 22 Comments

Researches in Glasgow found that it could have a more dramatic effect than traditional media.

Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'
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Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'

Mar 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 728 Views 20 Comments

For years, my eating disorder controlled my life; no matter how thin I got, I wouldn’t be satisfied. It’s this symptom of anorexia that makes it so dangerous, writes Vicky Kavanagh.

Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled
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Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled

Sep 19th 2013, 1:09 PM 10,492 Views 92 Comments

The Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant is taking place in Dublin this weekend, but Jillian Van Turnhout said the contest has ‘no place in Ireland’.

'Beauty pageants do not sexualise children' says contest organiser
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'Beauty pageants do not sexualise children' says contest organiser

May 24th 2013, 3:01 PM 8,032 Views 51 Comments

A child beauty pageant organiser who is bringing an American-style version to Ireland this year has hit back against criticism, stating these competitions have been in the US for over fifty years.

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image
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Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image

Feb 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,216 Views 26 Comments

Bodywhys said the books can also act as a trigger for those who already have an eating disorder.

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues
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Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues

Feb 11th 2013, 4:05 PM 4,180 Views 3 Comments

The launch of the programme is to coincide with Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Column: 7 things to know about teenage drinking (and how to deal with it)
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Column: 7 things to know about teenage drinking (and how to deal with it)

Dec 31st 2012, 8:30 PM 12,419 Views 32 Comments

Are your teens heading to a New Year’s Eve party? Sheila O’Malley has some tips on how to navigate the issue of teenage drinking.

Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it
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Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it

Dec 13th 2011, 7:30 AM 679 Views 18 Comments

Eating disorders therapist Emma Murphy describes how images in the media affect her patients – and suggests a simple task for anyone considering a trip to the newsagent.

Bedwetting can lead to low self-esteem in children
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Bedwetting can lead to low self-esteem in children

May 18th 2011, 1:40 PM 1,337 Views 0 Comments

Some 46,000 children in Ireland suffer from bedwetting, a treatable medical condition, and many have low self-esteem as a direct result, a new survey has found.

Doctors warn about Facebook use and teen depression
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Doctors warn about Facebook use and teen depression

Mar 28th 2011, 11:02 AM 1,268 Views 0 Comments

Social networking sites like Facebook can cause some young people suffering from low self-esteem to feel worse about themselves, doctors have warned.