Saturday, December 3, 2016

Asha Dahya from GirlTalkHQ.com interviews Cami Julaine for “We Are The Real Deal”

I first met Cami Julaine in the fall of 2011, at the X Factor USA premiere in Hollywood. We had initially connected on Twitter as we shared some common interests and knew we were both going to the event. Despite our huge age gap (I am 31, she is 18) we just clicked and hit […]

Our walls of “perfect” bodies need to come down…

Graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications:  A while back, Tom and I took our spring break to travel to the East coast and present Andrea’s Voice where we were invited. We spoke to packed rooms, evidence of the desire for more information on eating disorders. After speaking at a university in New York, I received an […]

Happy Birthday Barbie. Eat Your Cake.

February 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

She’s about to turn 53, and her measurements are 39-19-33. Due to her low body weight — an emaciated 100 lbs. — she lost the ability to menstruate long ago. The aging “Teen-age Fashion Model,” first sported a black and white zebra striped swimsuit and clothing by fashion designer Charlotte Johnson. The blond (or sometimes […]

HUNGRY is not an attractive look on a woman…. HAPPY is!

Great guest post from Chris … Someone posted a picture today that really made me stop and think about perceptions and the definition of beauty. Think about it, who do women dress for? Other women. How many women live on a diet? I don’t know about you, but practically every woman I know is striving […]

Just Sit Back and Allow the Universe to Hold You Awhile

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Coping, Yoga

Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City.  Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer.  Below is a guest blog post – something […]

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

ALL Women Are Real

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

A trending topic here at WeAretheRealDeal this week has been about comparing/contrasting the “real-ness” of model Jennifer Hawkins and the “plus-sized” models displayed in V Magazine. Let me be clear: ALL WOMEN ARE REAL. No matter your size or shape … you breathe, you have a heart-beat, you have feelings. As far as I’m concerned, […]

Shame on People Magazine

January 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Pregnancy

Did anyone else happen to see this lovely little interactive “Battle of the Bulge” feature in People magazine? Celebs who “battled the bulge” and won? OY VEY. Three of these women were PREGNANT this year!!! WTF?! That “bulge” of which they speak, is a BABY BUMP! Give them a break! While some of those weight […]

Newsflash! Men (Even Hot, Famous Ones) Can Have Body Image Issues Too

November 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Guys

It’s surprising (and sad) to see a totally fit, attractive guy like Ryan Seacrest  talking about how he needs to lose weight. Last Friday (while home sick, recovering from H1N1) I got to watch Ryan on Ellen. I never get to watch her show, so it was the “silver lining” to being sick. But I […]

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