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Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Sex and Relationships special issue photoshoot

Rabia Gursoy March 28, 2021
For this year's Sex and Relationships Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme "body positivity." Seven participants chose to step in front of our cameras and tell us their stories. Photography by Sara Ruberg, Rabia Gursoy and Gabby Pardo.
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Students talk about what body positivity means to them

Sara Ruberg March 26, 2021
For this year's Sex and Relationship Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme "body positivity." Seven participants chose to step in front of our cameras and tell us their stories.
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Official poster for the Weekly Wrap Up. HANYA GAO/STATESMAN FILE

The Statesman Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 24: Sex and Relationships

Juliana Slocum March 25, 2021
For the Sex and Relationships special issue, editors report on the body positivity movement, student's experiences with eating disorders and diet culture, legislation for the welfare of the LGBTQ community in the military and the journey to self-love.
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The body positivity movement celebrates body diversity, along with combating the stigma. UNSPLASH

Diet culture’s complicated relationship to body positivity

Maya Brown March 24, 2021
Danaher has struggled with anorexia nervosa — an eating disorder characterized by distorted body image and a compulsive fear of being overweight — since the age of 13. She is now 22. 
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McKenzi Thi Murphy, senior journalism major at Stony Brook University, 
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Self-Image during the COVID-19 pandemic: The good, the bad and the fads

Melanie Navarro March 21, 2021
In the beginning weeks of lockdown, around March of last year, home-made whipped coffee recipes, rising TikTok stars and YouTube videos on-at-home ab workouts dominated social media.
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Judi Le, a senior Asian and Asian American studies major at Stony Brook University, and Bryan Le, a senior music major at Stony Brook University holding hands for The Statesman Sex and Relationships photoshoot. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Students help redefine the definition of beauty through the body positivity movement

Niki Nassiri March 21, 2021

The online body positivity movement is changing the way Stony Brook University students view and treat their bodies through mental and physical health. The body positivity movement celebrates body...

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The logo for TikTok, a video app. Originally known as musical.ly, TikTok allows you to make short lip-synch or dance videos and customize them with special effects, music and text. PUBLIC DOMAIN

TikTok is a leading marketing tool for businesses to creatively brand

Xenia Gonikberg November 17, 2019
The video app, TikTok, is surprisingly becoming more and more popular among corporations. Although the app’s main audience consists of teenagers and young adults, more companies have started using TikTok as a platform to brand themselves.
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National Resident Hall Honorary hosts Scale Smash for Body Positivity

National Resident Hall Honorary hosts Scale Smash for Body Positivity

Justine Josue February 28, 2016
Students demolished weighing scales with sledgehammers in the Student Activities Center Plaza on Friday, Feb. 26.
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