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My name is Megan Hirt, and I am a writer, copy editor and magazine editor based in Lawrence, Kan. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2008 with degrees in Journalism and French.

I have had an interest in body image issues since 2005, when my own struggle with an eating disorder began. My goal with bodies in focus is to spotlight instances of body dis-ease in our culture, to examine what they say about our values and priorities, and to consider the profound implications our fixation on physical appearance has for all of us.

some other things i’ve written:

19 Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu
Mother Earth News, 2012
Stay well this winter with these proven strategies for preventing colds and flu, and some simple, natural cold and flu remedies.

A Sobering Struggle
The University Daily Kansan, 2008
College students with alcoholism fight to overcome their addiction in an alcohol-infused atmosphere.
2nd place, William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s intercollegiate in-depth writing competition, 2009

Your Brain on the Book
Jayplay, 2007
The psychological appeal and effect of Facebook.

Orthorexia: When Good Diets Go Bad
Jayplay, 2007
Healthy eating can become an unhealthy obsession.

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