Friday, September 30, 2016

Critical Fat Care: Recovering from a Concussion

When you get into a car accident and you are Fat, a Woman and African American of Slave Decent, your experience is unique, to say the least. I still and always will believe that my life experiences as a Fat person, outweigh those of being a Black Woman. This could be different for other black […]

Fit to Fat to Fit. Are you kidding me?

January 26, 2016 by  
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There is a new series that is supposed to give fitness trainers a glimpse into the world of those of us that have a difficult time losing weight. I find myself perplexed. On the one hand, I am thrilled that trainers will understand why we do not come to gyms. On the other hand, I […]

January 26, 2016 by  
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Media Illuminates

Cait Jenner’s show seems to be a big success in that she is bringing light to a subject matter that can save lives. The Black Lives movement seem to being doing the same thing in that it is shinning a light on the continued abused toward people of color by those in power over them. […]

Caitlyn Jenner’s still Ideal Beauty Image

June 5, 2015 by  
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Before you tell me how to do it better, before you lay out your big plans for changing, fixing, and improving me, before you teach me how to pick myself up and dust myself off so that I can be shiny and successful—know this: I’ve heard it before. I’ve been graded, rated and ranked. Coached, […]

Socially Constructed

February 27, 2015 by  
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The late Stuart Hall explained how race is a “floating signifier” which means that it travels across time and space and is dependent upon the historical, geographical, political and cultural landscape that it rests itself upon. In this time, space and location; I still ponder on bell hooks and her lesson to me as a […]

bell hooks cares about black girls

May 21, 2014 by  
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I was so delighted to hear bell hooks say that she would not have a daughter of hers watch 12 years a slave because of the imagery during a 3 part lecture series with The New School. Lately, I resist watch movies and television shows that simply remind me of how the world views the […]

The False Self

May 13, 2014 by  
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If the false self is created through communication with other and comparing ourselves to them or mediated images. How then do we know how to get to the real self? I recently attended a seminar by Adrienne Ressler, LMSQ, CEDS, Fiaedp titled The False Self and learned the ways in which we program ourselves everyday. […]

Beautiful Brainwash

July 9, 2013 by  
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Dustin Hoffman on Media Brainwashing Beautiful Media is such a powerful tool and even someone I consider as brilliant as Dustin Hoffman did not realize the effect that it had on him until he demanded to be a “Beautiful” woman in Tootsie. This reminds me of the ways in which the film “Shallow Hal” starring […]

Love Limbs Limitations

May 23, 2013 by  
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Love Your Limbs Limitations Merriam-webster.com defines limb as “the expanded portion of an organ or structure” and here we will look at how the media structure teaches us that our Limbs have the capacity to be “perfect”. Media teaches us what is “normal” based on limitless possibilities created by technology and digital graphics that mask […]

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