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Play, Then Eat

January 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Fitness, Food Revolution

While away last week, I saw this article (“Play, Then Eat:  Shift May Bring Gains at School”) in the New York Times and e-mailed it to myself to write a blog post about it, in the event that none of our other bloggers covered it first. We know that all around the country, due to […]

Haircuts and Self Esteem on Salon Saturday

January 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem, Wellness

There are only two things in this world that I’m really high-maintenance about. One is, obviously, food (though I’m getting muuuuch better about it/more flexible/more adventurous/less high-maintenance) and the other — the more critical by far–is my hair. And no, it’s not because I’m “vain like that.” The truth is, as a naturally curly red-head, […]

And I waited . . .

January 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

When I found out I was pregnant, I made an appointment with the gyn/ob my sister has used for both of her pregnancies.  I liked my gynecologist, but she doesn’t have a reliable OB reputation and my sister loved her doctor, so I switched over.  My sister assured me that this doctor was very nice, […]

Unattainable Beauty: The Decades Biggest Airbrushing Scandals

January 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Newsweek put together this gallery of the decades most egregious retouching scandals of the last decade. I don’t think we can talk about or show these ridiculously deformed photos enough.

WAG: Who the hell is this chick?

January 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Time for a wild-ass-guess on who is this sad creature is on the left? Not to mention the obviously strained, uncomfortable reporter on the right. Ok, a few hints: 1) Blonde claims to have the same talent as the King of Pop, with her debut album ready to hit the stores, ironically titled “Superficial” (you […]

Weight Prejudice Lessons from a girl named Bene.

January 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Thank you Vitty10 for sending a link to this video created by a biology student on the topic of Fat Prejudice.  According to Julie of Beautiful You, the Rudd Center for Food and Obesity Policy at Yale University were so impressed with this piece they have released it to the wider public.  Julie goes on […]

Body Image Activism

January 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Activism

WeAreTheRealDeal is a community of body image activists, collectively dedicated to providing a forum for all women to discuss body image issues.  Our contributors are dieters, former disordered eaters, fat acceptance advocates, health at every size experts, and everything in between. Mission About History Some Basic Facts About the Media’s Influence in Our Lives: • […]

Where's the acceptance in FAT acceptance?

January 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

When WATRD received an email from Bianca and Sylvia, aka “The Zaftig Chicks,” I was more than ready to listen to their story of “unacceptance” from the FA movement, since many of you know we have sparked a few riots around here.   But here is the cool part – The Zaftig Chicks felt so strongly about how they were being […]

NYTimes scrutiny of Golden Globe actresses causes a riot.

January 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Updated: Jan 19 by mamaV This story is heating up; just interviewed WATRD on this, so I’d like you ladies to fire away on your opinions on this. First check out the discussion going on here on NYTimes Now Scrutinizing, A Rounder Golden Globes by Andy Port (FYI Andy is a woman). The fuss […]

Why Lady Gaga Is A Role Model for Girls

January 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Role Models, Talking To Kids

We’re all about original content at WeAretheRealDeal. But when I saw this post on Facebook (via Courtney Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, which I reviewed here), I couldn’t help but share this kick-ass article by Lilly @

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