Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Interview with AfterBuzz Host, Kristyn Burtt: Unplugging During Holiday Weekends

Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m in the middle of the season for the “Dancing With the Stars” after show on AfterBuzz TV. The fans are passionate about their favorite dancers and celebs, so I have to keep on top of all of […]

Interview with Revenge actor, Henri Esteve: stand up for yourself, otherwise no one else will

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I grew up in Miami, Fl. Raised by a strong Cuban mother. Left when I was 17 to NYC to train in theatre and pursue a career in acting. I now act for a living, and that’s an awesome thing to be able to say that […]

Interview with Amy Leigh Mercree: Take a Day Just For You

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a writer: full of ideas and willing to tap away on a keyboard to bring them to life. I write books, articles, novels, short films, screenplays, and more. I’m also a host and speaker and my focus is to promote living from the heart. That’s […]

Actress and Singer, Cyrina Fiallo, Talks About How To Deal with Bullies

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I have a big, beautiful, Cuban/Italian family and I’m an actress, singer, writer and peanut butter enthusiast.  Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m really excited about […]

The Body Image Revolution

Something revolutionary happened this week. A woman posted a photograph of herself in her underwear on the Internet. Although there are thousands of pictures of women in their underwear on-line (and in magazines, catalogs, television, billboards, etc…), this picture was different. It was different because this woman is fat. Stella Boonshoft is an 18 year-old […]

How Can We Eliminate Fat Chat Forever?

I’ve wondered about this since I was in eighth grade. I stood in the lunchroom after school waiting for the bus by myself. None of my few friends were on a late bus so I was alone. Carla* sauntered up with Kerri*, who had the same birthday as me. I was wearing my brand new […]

End Bullying Due To Weight Stigma!

  Join us in celebrating and honoring #WSAW (Weight Stigma Awareness Week)! Need programming ideas to raise awareness of the damages that weight bias and stigma have in your community?  The BEDA, ANAD and MFI organizations are releasing a 20 minute version of the Beneath The Floorboards documentary film based on the true story of […]

Fashion retailers and size discrimination- you have more power than you think!

Something that Plus Size women have known for years is finally coming to the surface in various news outlets: weight and size discrimination is not only prevalent but often intentional. Recently the Huffington Post exposed high end athletic brand Lululemon for their intentional sizeist practice of removing “larger” sizes from the front of the store […]

Emma Bell’s Painfully Powerful True Body Image War Story

The talented and generous Emma Bell shares with Real Deal her painful story of being bullied … When I was 6 years old I got in trouble for kissing my ‘boyfriend’ in preschool during reading. We thought we’d get married.  When I was in 1st grade I serenaded the boy I liked with a rousing […]

Binge Eating Disorder — The Bridge Between Obesity and Eating Disorders

Written by Robyn Hussa Farrell and Chevese Turner — Founders of NORMAL and BEDA, respectively. As we know, the nation is caught in the grip of epidemic health crisis, including both mental health and obesity.  Following extensive recent studies, we now know that mental illness (including addictions) is more widespread than previously imagined and is […]

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