Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#WhatIsBeautiful Interview with #MakeItFair Founders

Robyn Hussa Farrell, Editor of #RealDeal, interviews Nadia Quinn and Patricia Noonan, two of the Founders of the #MakeItFair campaign to learn how they define beautiful.  (see the full interview about #MakeItFair here) 1.  What is the #MakeItFair campaign? #makeitfair is a call for gender equality in the stories we tell, the wages we earn, and the future we […]

What If You Were Friends with Ingrid Nilsen or Caitlyn Jenner?

This week I’m so inspired by Ingrid Nilsen. She shared a video about her coming out journey that is really sweet and beautiful. Nilsen courageously wore her heart on her sleeve talking about the inner struggle she experienced. When a friend or family member shares their inner being, let’s be there for them. How can […]

Body Image Myths and the Last Accepted Prejudice

A lot of us spend a lot of time consuming media from all directions. Print, online, video, audio. We are bombarded with messages about how we are supposed to look. For women, the pressure to achieve the ideal female body image is powerful. All-around we are shown images of hyper-slim, either tall or petite, large […]

Choosing Love in Politics and Life

 Well, I thought my first post for We Are the Real Deal, one of my favorite sites, would be about healthy relationships or self-empowerment but it turns out something kind of amazing has happened: someone has announced a political campaign based on love and dignity and I want to celebrate that with you today. Marianne […]

What the Heck is Gender Inclusivity?

A December 2012 search on Amazon.com for “eating disorders” revealed the following: out of thirty books, only five were authored or co-authored by men. Take away the more academic writings such as clinical handbooks or guides tailored to professionals and only include books written for a general consumer audience (such as parental guides, self-help books, […]

5 year old boy dares to dress as a girl, neighborhood moms freak.

WATRD blast from past, originally posted 11/2010 I found this story about a “Boo” a 5 year old boy who decided to dress up as Daphne from Scooby Doo quite interesting and I think you will too. His mother has an awesome post on the “aftermath” of Halloween, but here are the highlights. The kid […]

Through a Shocking Epiphany, I’ll Stand with You

Through the process of completing a class for my graduate program, I had a very eye-opening experience concerning my sexuality, my faith, my eating disorder, my emotional hurt, etc., and knew that others in my position would benefit from the words circling inside this 10-pound bobble on my shoulders. I have studied, researched, and listened […]

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