Wednesday, December 7, 2016

An Exclusive Interview with Author Patricia Leavy about Low-Fat Love Stories

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist and best-selling author. She has published twenty-one books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction. She is also the creator and editor for seven book series with Oxford University Press and Sense Publishers and a blogger for The Huffington Post and The Creativity Post. Patricia […]

Authentic Body Love in the Media

This week Lane Bryant released an ad campaign that we at #RealDeal are proud to get behind. A giant leap forward in ending weight stigma and fueling body acceptance.  Brava! Robyn Hussa Farrell Editor, #RealDeal

Interview with Leading Joffrey Ballet Dancer, Dylan Gutierrez

Our Editor, Robyn Hussa Farrell, sat down with Dylan to capture his #RealDeal story…     Please tell us about yourself and what you do?    My name is Dylan Gutierrez. I am a leading ballet dancer for The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago where I have danced for 7 seasons. I trained at the Los Angeles […]

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  
Filed under Body Image

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, […]

Responding to Fat Shaming

The subject of being bullied, teased or shamed in childhood for being fat comes up often on my Food and Feelings message board and in talking with clients. If you have let these experiences from long ago shape how you feel about your body and self today, it’s time for a new take on the […]

Interview with voice actress, Maddy Peters: Standing up for others

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hey, I’m Maddy. I’m a voice actress on TV shows like Martha Speaks and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and I’m also an art student studying illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. I love drawing and animation and when I graduate I want to […]

Interview with Miss Vermont, Lucy Edwards: Being a role model to younger women

April 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am the current Miss Vermont. I’m taking time off of school right now to serve the state, and promote the four points of the Miss America Organization- scholarship, success, style, and service.   Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events […]

How To Build Mental Fitness in Schools

After working in schools across the nation the last 8 years to bring evidence-based mental fitness prevention programs to educators and kids, I thought I’d share some key strategies for ways to build mental fitness in youth. With one in five children currently struggling from mental illness* and with more than 38 million Americans struggling […]

Interview with Frankenstein, MD’s star, Anna Lore: You have to love you

March 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Body Image

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Anna Lore and I’m an actor. I’m originally from Iowa and I’ve been living in LA for a couple years now. I love writing and performing sketch and comedy and I play Victoria Frankenstein on Frankenstein MD from PBS Digital Studios and Pemberley […]

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