Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What Do You Love About Your Body?

July 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

I think we all (especially women) spend way too much time criticizing ourselves. Personally, I spent 15 years not happy in my own skin.

Missed us at Blogher? Check out the Live Blogging transcript

July 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism

BlogHer had “Live” bloggers serving as transcriptionist during the sessions – very cool! Check out our transcript from Blogs & Body Image: What are we teaching our kids? Interested in having us speak at your event? Contact us at realdealgirls@gmail.com WATRD

Pathologizing the Pretty

July 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

Kate Harding was an original contributor to we WeAreTheRealDeal, but had to move on to bigger and better things! Enjoy her post below. —– Did you know that “inadequate or not enough lashes” is a medical condition now? It’s true! Just check out this commercial for Latisse, which I found over at the brilliant Sociological […]

We did it -#1 Growing Blog on WP today

July 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism

Great first day! And we are not even officially live yet. Wow. Thank you all for your wonderful response today, we are totally psyched to see where this thing leads us. It’s 1am and I am hanging it up for the night! -Heather aka mamaV

Beauty Junkies

July 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Dysmorphia, Body Image

I stumbled upon this book recently, Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski. The stories told by this New York Times Style reporter are literally stunning. Alex worked the beauty beat for years, in one of America’s most plastic obsessed cities, riddled with wannabes from all ages, and lifestyles. She tells of male lawyers obsessed with botox […]

Child Model

July 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image

Why is it normal to have children modeling clothing for adult women? This is prevalent in today’s fashion magazines and as been for decades. Has this been going on so long that we just don’t question it? Or we just don’t bother because “its not going to change?” Well, it’s unacceptable. Parading children up and […]

To Be…That is the Question

July 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image, Self Esteem

Hello, lovely readers! I’m Claire Mysko, author of You’re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self and co-author of Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby (“due” this October).

5 Ways to Help Girls Resist the Pressure to be Perfect

July 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Media Literacy, Talking To Kids

Girls today are told they can do anything. Unfortunately, the message they’re often getting is that they have to do everything and please everyone–get straight A’s in school, have the right look, and manage their jam-packed schedules. All this pressure is adding up to big time stress.

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