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Posts Tagged With ‘ self esteem ’


The Facade of Perfection: Unmasking Social Media’s Influence on Self-Esteem

November 10th, 2023

  For this issue of EmpowerGen, we asked Athena Sapourn, a 17-year-old Senior in Boulder, who is aspiring to study child psychology, to write about something she felt was important to discuss when it comes to her generation.  She settled on Social Media, its impact on teen girls, and what we can do to understand and help.  Summer was also particularly interested in this topic and helped edit the article. Below is Athena’s article: The Facade of Perfection: Unmasking Social Media’s Influence on Self-Esteem By Athena Sapourn Social media, often a platform for connection and... Read More

Fat is Not A Feeling

August 1st, 2020

Admittedly, this post is a little dim the lights, don a beret, and go all out Sharpie with your lower lid liner, but sometimes when it rains all day every day fora week straight you tend toward a little drama. My perception of beauty has always been tied to weight. It’s not like I had a specific experience that made me think ohhh, skinny is pretty, not skinny is not… I just knew. It was as innate as green meaning go. Sure, somebody must’ve decided it at some point, but I never gave it much thought. I just absorbed it as an aspect of society. It pains me to look back at photos... Read More

Fear Less Until You Are Fearless

November 24th, 2014

“Fear creates its own self-fulfilling dynamic – as people give in to it, they lose energy and momentum. Their lack of confidence translates into inaction that lowers confidence levels even further, on and on.” – Robert Greene – The 50th Law Fear, the internal mechanism that protected us from predators for thousands of years, is preventing us from reaching our full potential today. Fear is a creator, an exaggerator, and a story-teller. It creates roadblocks between us and our full potential. It strips away our confidence and replaces it with timidity. Fear tells that we are... Read More

I Am The Greatest

November 10th, 2014

This is a tribute to “The Greatest” boxer and inspiration of all time. He was once recorded as having an IQ of 78. His response was, “I said I was the prettiest, not the smartest.” His remarkable intelligence was immeasurable and stretched far beyond the realm of a simple IQ test. At 22 years old, he knew things that the brightest minds in the world did not know. He understood the power of thoughts and how to transform them into reality. He understood the law of attraction. He understood psychology. He understood that confidence could be developed and self-doubt could be crushed with the... Read More