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Lauren Breach

Lauren Breach
Mental Health

Eating Disorders Have No Body Type

For the longest time I have been afraid to share with those around me the harsh reality of my long struggle with an eating disorder. While I am often open about my struggle with mental illness, when it comes to my eating disorder I feel differently. I have learned to accept the stigma surrounding depression and anxiety, but it has taken years and then some for me to pinpoint why I carry so much shame

Real Life

Participating In My School’s Walkout On Inauguration Day Renewed My Sense Of Hope

Today, I took a stand for what I believe in. Today, I stood up for those without a voice and for myself, my classmates, and my community. Today, I took a stand against hate. A buzz fills the halls of my high school as students make their way through a sea of black-clad individuals, a harsh contrast to the usual patchwork of plaid skirts, khaki pants, and polos. Many chat with one another, pointing out

Real Life

The Zero Waste Movement: Combating Climate Change In The New Year

As 2017 approaches, people all across the world have begun making their own New Year’s resolutions. While some set goals to eat healthier or to ditch their fake friends, I set out with my own goal: to live a zero waste lifestyle. For those who are unaware, living zero waste is living in a way that does not produce trash. While there are a variety of ways to approach zero waste living, a common method used


Starting The New Year Off Right: Simple Steps To Help The Enviroment

New year, new you! That’s something I tell myself every time the clock strikes 12 a.m. on the first day of the new year. But oftentimes, I find myself struggling with getting started. For those of you who are interested in helping the environment in 2017 but are having a little trouble getting started, check out these 5 easy swaps you can make to kick-off the new year! 1. Swap a plastic toothbrush for a bamboo


2 Teenage Girls From Morocco Could Face Up To 3 Years In Jail For Kissing

Last week, two teenage girls, age 16 and 17, were taken into police custody in Marrakesh, Morocco after a photo of the girls hugging and kissing was taken by one of the girls’ cousins and passed on to one of the girls’ mothers. The girl’s mother then handed the photo over to the police.   Upon receiving said photo, the police immediately arrested the girls and placed them in jail. The girls were held for

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