Self-Love with Sam
Welcome to My Crowdfunding Page!
My name is Samantha Bond and I am honored to be a part of the 2019 Homecoming Court with my sponsoring organization, the Student Alumni Associates. I want to take this incredible opportunity to raise awareness towards the negative effects that social media can have on body image. Social media is a great way to stay connected with family and friends, however, it can also be used as a negative tool. Many celebrities will advertise weight loss products to their followers, claiming the product is the reason for their appearance, when in reality they have a team of trainers and use photoshop to achieve the body shape they post on social media. This message of unattainable perfection is extremely harmful towards the body image of social media users, especially young users. A study performed in 2011 showed that 40-60% of elementary school girls were concerned about their weight, and that this concern starts at age 6. Another study stated that approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the bodies portrayed in the media. A negative body image can lead to depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. I have personally struggled with self-esteem from a young age, and I know how harmful a negative body image can be. The purpose of this platform is not to say that social media is bad or that no one should use it, but it is designed to teach young adults how to use social media in a positive way rather than a negative one. I believe that everyone deserves to love themselves for who they are, so please join me and my self-love platform! Through our efforts to aid the Virginia Tech campus communities, Self-Love with Sam helps each member live out the Virginia Tech mission statement daily by serving others.
How Your Support Helps
Your gift will be used to help cover the costs of Self-Love with Sam most immediate needs. Examples of how these funds may be used:
- Help bring a body positivity guest speaker to Virginia Tech’s campus
- Help reach out to local middle and high schools
- Anything else needed to make the event successful and impactful
* Use of all donations are subject to approval by the Office of Student Engagement and Campus Life
Please Donate Today!
It would mean so much to me to see alumnae, family and friends from around the world donate and support my platform. Even a donation of $10 will make a difference! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
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