As you may know, February 23 through March 1 marks National Eating Disorders Awareness Week—a week that is poignant for us here at Her Campus, as we know from our readers, our team members and experience that eating disorders are something that afflict far too many college women.
As always, you can come to our site to get educated about eating disorders and their treatment and to read stories from real college girls about their own struggles, but in honor of this week, we wanted to turn the conversation around and embrace positivity by creating something special.
That's why this year, in support of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've launched The #LovingMe Project to celebrate the things we love about ourselves—unrelated to our physical appearance. From now through Sunday, March 2, we want you (and your roomies, sorority sisters, real-life sisters, friends, you name it!) to think about what you love most about yourself, and to share it with us by Instagramming or tweeting a photo that represents what you love at us (@hercampus) with #LovingMe. Prefer Facebook? Share the photo on our Facebook page with #LovingMe.
Maybe you love that you're a great writer—snap a shot of you at your desk penning your latest novel (or blog post!). Maybe you love that you're a loyal friend—take a pic of you hugging your bestie! Maybe you love that you're fearless—share a photo of you skydiving (or trying escargot!).
Next week, we'll gather our favorite pictures that you've shared with us and put them together in a #LovingMe Project album on our Facebook page, and everyone can get a peek at all of the incredible, positive, uplifting, powerful qualities we all love ourselves for.
So please join us this week in #LovingMe, and spread the word by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter, emailing it around and more! We can't wait to see and share all of your real, honest and, most of all, lovable photos.
Stephanie Kaplan, Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief