Sunday, October 23, 2016

What is it … ?

Updated and graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications: In a conversation with my husband the other night I asked him the names of his elementary school teachers and what he most remembered about them.  He did far better than I, recalling all but his third grade teacher.  When it was my turn I was struck not so […]

It’s Dr. Deah ja Vu All Over Again (4)

Every January, for the past 4 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page.  Each year I hope it will be obsolete.  Each year I DREAM it will be the last time I blog about this and I will get flooded with emails, texts (and now tweets @dr_deah ) begging me to, “Drop […]

Jennifer Livingston, Caroline Rothstein, Katie Couric, Lady Gaga — Body Image Warriors

Another public personality stands up to bullying due to weight bias and stigma. News reporter Jennifer Livingston in LaCrosse, Wisconsin stood up to a bully who had the audacity to write to her about her appearance.  Watch it, here: Her message is clear: it is time to stand up to bullies regardless of who […]

Fat Talk and Weddings and Contagion Effects

April 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image, Fat Talk, Featured

This guest post graciously submitted by Carolyn Becker Recent media coverage of a controversial diet (note – I am not going to add to the dissemination of this diet, let’s just say I am not a fan), highlighted the pressure many brides-to-be feel to lose weight and have their “best body possible.” After watching a […]

Constant Comments

 I am not clear how this came about…but about…it certainly came. There seems to be an unspoken rule that it is perfectly okay for people to comment on other people’s bodies. And I am not referring just to the behind the back conspiratorial comments frequently accompanied by a wink wink nudge nudge to a nearby […]

Developing the Skill of Living a Fat Talk Free® Life

This guest post graciously submitted by Carolyn Becker In 2008 Tri Delta launched its international advocacy campaign – Fat Talk Free® Week. These days, we encourage people to engage in the campaign year round. Yet, many women (and some men) tell me that living a life without fat talk can be really difficult. Just the […]

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