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My Other, My Selfy

April 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image, Featured

No this isn’t a tribute to Nancy Friday’s best seller, My Mother Myself, although at the time that book came out it was a groundbreaking read for women everywhere! This is about a disturbing new app that is now available on Apple that I would like to call your attention to and perhaps convince you […]

The Real Who???

March 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image

You are perfect unique and beautiful BUT you are fat and have zits so CHANGE! TRIGGER WARNING: Talk about dieting and perfection. If there is one thing that really irks me it is when a product that is dependent on selling me a message of self-dissatisfaction in order to then sell me their product to […]

Dr. Who? Day 4 NEDA Week

February 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured

I used to watch the show Dr. Who religiously!  I LOVED it.  And I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Regional Conference in New Mexico on Healthism and Weight Stigma where they had three hour seminars on Dr. Who!!!  But for those of you who don’t know who Dr. Who is…that is […]

Day 3 NEDA Week: Count Your Blah Blahssings Baby!!

February 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders

Count you Blah Blah Blessings Baby! If you are like most people, you thrive on positive reinforcement and disintegrate just a bit each time you are shamed or told you are wrong. So why do we give our power over to negative reinforcements like scales, diet companies, and the fashion industry which profit from telling […]

Hola Barbie

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Hola Barbie In case you haven’t heard the latest word, Sports Illustrated (SI) infamous for it’s yearly Swimsuit Issue (SI) announced that along with the real life human models that are airbrushed and photo shopped in order to look like perfect Barbie Dolls, they are including a swimsuit photo spread using “real life” (plastic) Barbies.  […]

The Walking Dread

January 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Weight Stigma

It is Healthy Weight Week.  Because I have written about HWW for the last three years (see archives of Tasty Morsels) I won’t spend a great deal of time explaining it here.  In a word HWW was developed over 20 years ago by Francie Berg to raise awareness of the damage that diets can cause […]

Slim Chance

January 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image

The Slim Chance Awards were announced!!  For those of you who are unaware, The Slim Chance Awards are given to the most outrageous and egregious weight loss hoaxes of the year.  (Click here for full list of winners…er um losers…) 2013 had an impressive list of candidates!!! You may have read my recent blog post, […]

Dr. Deah ja Vu (5)

January 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image

If you are having that strange feeling that you have been here before, worry not…there is a very good likelihood that you have!  Every January, for the past 5 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page and blog. Each year I hope it will be obsolete.  Each year I DREAM it will […]

Practice Practice Practice!

October 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image

Trigger Warning:  Discussion of Eating Disorders and Halloween Candy Nobody is born with a negative body image nor did it develop over night. So assuming we can instantaneously fix it just because we decide  to feel better about our bodies is a bit unrealistic. In short, it takes PRACTICE!  We must practice setting limits on […]

Third Time’s the Charm!

October 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image

DATELINE:  October 21, 2013:  JOIN OUR CRUSADE! In March, 2011, I wrote a blog post for Eating Disorders Online entitled, Dear Michelle, about Michelle Obama’sLet’s Move Campaign.  In my article, I referenced  Paul Campos’ piece in the Daily Beast where Campos does a brilliant job explaining why the Let’s Move campaign has a rather large […]

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