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Goeun Park: Skinny does not equal pretty

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Every summer between seventh and 11th grade, I promised to lose 10 pounds. Every summer between seventh and 11th grade, I never questioned why.

Much like many teenage girls across the world, I had been brainwashed to think summer was the season to shed the space between my skin and bones and fit into the smallest swimsuit I can find. The magazine headlines all hysterically advertise, “Get your beach body today!” or “How to slim down to a size -100 in six weeks!”

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