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Feast away, forget your weight

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Before coming to the United States, I used to model. I was made to feel bad about my weight on every occasion when I lived with my family, and even more so when I was out of their sight.
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An anorexic fashion industry

Magazines. Television shows. Movies. Runway shows. What do these four forms of social media and entertainment have in common? The answer, unshockingly, is that they are all absorbed by little girls, who hope to one day look like those women modeling the newest clothing line or walking the runway. And
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The societal blame game

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There are bad examples being set for us everywhere. The other day, I kid you not, an 11-year-old boy decided to heil Hitler at myself and my boyfriend; pretend to blow our heads off with a yellow water gun, screaming, “Die!”; and then laugh hysterically and run off, leaving everyone
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