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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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

BEDAzzled!

I just returned from presenting at the BEDA conference in Bethesda, Maryland.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with BEDA it is the Binge Eating Disorders Association and was founded by Chevese Turner in June, 2008 with the organization’s vision being: “To create a community where people have access to resources to help them […]

The Circle Game*

March 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Binge Eating, Eating Disorders

“And the seasons they go round and round…” As spring approaches I find myself thinking about the cyclical nature of life.  This isn’t very deep or profound; the circular pattern of the seasons is a topic of contemplation, poetry, and prose with a long history.  Depending on my frame of mind, this repetition, or redundancy […]

Fashion Weak

Every February New York City hosts an international extravaganza of fashion.  Year after year despite an increasing amount of public protest and outrage about the lack of size diversity of the models, the images associated with Fashion Week remain unchanged.  Recently, however,  Israel decided to ban models who have BMI’s under 18.5%, Denmark  is considering […]

Mixed Nuts

Like a can of mixed nuts! That’s how I feel about Valentine’s Day. When I was growing up, those cans of Planter’s Mixed Nuts® would magically appear once or twice a year in the living room. At first glance, they looked like the regular dark blue can of roasted salted peanuts, easy for me to […]

Five Card Draw

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured

Writing a blog about size acceptance, size diversity, and struggling with feelings about food, weight, and body image is like leaving your house to mail a letter and finding yourself taking unexpected detours along the way.  Eventually the letter gets mailed but what could have been a five minute walk around the block frequently turns […]

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