The Voices In Our Head That Tell Us We’re Not Skinny Enough

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Ole Miss Junior Alexis Smith

Some mornings I look in the mirror and the first thing that comes to mind is: oh my God, I don’t even have kids yet.

What follows is always different: sometimes it’s directed toward my cellulite, other times at my love handles, occasionally at the stress pimple on my cheek. It’s always some sentiment of self-hate: maybe I could be skinnier, tanner, a little less me and a little more cool girl.

 

You know what’s shitty? My experiences in front of the mirror aren’t special or unique.

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This Week Only: 50% of All Borrows Will Be Donated To St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Did you know that St. Jude Children’s hospital was founded by a comedian?

SJ-color-logoBy the time he founded the hospital in 1962, Danny Thomas was one of the most well-known and successful entertainers in the world. But that wasn’t always the case.

As a young man living in Detroit, Thomas struggled for years to support his family through his work as a performer. According to the hospital history, a breakthrough moment in his life happened in a church before the patron saint of hopeless causes, St. Jude.

“Show me my way in life,” he promised the Saint, “and I will build you a shrine.”

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You Heard It Here First: Nimble’s Coming to Alabama

Hey y’all. Good news to share: Nimble is coming to Bama, and they asked me to blog about it.

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Nimble is a cool new app that lets girls at Bama rent dresses from each other. It’s a great way to make extra money, and posting dresses is as easy as Instagram.

emmaEmma Lothrop is a senior KD at Alabama. After graduation she hopes to work in fashion or marketing. She is originally from Charlotte, NC.

 

 

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The NOLA Formal Survival Guide: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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You found your dress on Nimble, you got a manicure, you sanded your cooler, you had to get a manicure again…now what’s going to go down this weekend? No worries, we’ll tell you.

PictureBut first: if you’re about to read this and you haven’t found your dress yet, you need to click here first.

 


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