My Journey With Fillers Began When I was 18. By My 20s, My Face Was Permanently Scarred From Cosmetic Procedures.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) isn’t vanity. It’s self-torture, and it’s socially condoned.
Staring at an Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women
While experiences with self-objectification lead both women and men to focus on their appearance, women tend to face many more negative consequences
Facebook Has Known for a Year and a Half That Instagram Is Bad for Teens Despite Claiming Otherwise – Here Are the Harms Researchers Have Been Documenting for Years
Studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image
How Sarah Baartman’s Hips Went From a Symbol of Exploitation to a Source of Empowerment for Black Women
In the 1800s, Sarah Baartman was an African woman who was paraded around Europe, where spectators jeered at her large buttocks
Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today’s Political Battles Over Access to Health Care
These kids faced tremendous obstacles in a world where the word "transgender" didn't even exist
How Parents Can Support a Child Who Comes out as Trans – by Conquering Their Own Fears, Following Their Child’s Lead and Tolerating Ambiguity
Studies show that family acceptance or rejection has a big impact on a trans child's mental health and happiness
I’m a Pediatrician Who Cares for Transgender Kids – Here’s What You Need to Know About Social Support, Puberty Blockers and Other Medical Options That Improve Lives of Transgender Youth
A gender-affirmative approach and evidence-based medicine allow young transgender people to live in the world as their authentic selves