Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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 […]

Love Yourself and Make Your Summer Sizzle

Summer breezes, swimming on hot days, and steamy nights provide the perfect backdrop for a self love makeover.  Enacting some of the principles of Spiritual Dating can make it happen!  Spiritual Dating can take an unsatisfying romantic life and turn into a fulfilling, sensual, and emotionally safe celebration of love in all it’s forms. Here […]

Dr. Deah ja Vu (5)

January 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image

If you are having that strange feeling that you have been here before, worry not…there is a very good likelihood that you have!  Every January, for the past 5 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page and blog. Each year I hope it will be obsolete.  Each year I DREAM it will […]

Love is a Verb!!

That’s an Action Word!  The third Wednesday of every October is Love Your Body Day.  LYBD, created by The National Organization of Women (NOW) was launched as an opportunity to remind people that we should love our bodies no matter what their size, shape, weight, ability, color, condition, height, or any other adjective you can think of, may […]

A Disease of Self Hatred

  On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that its House of Delegates (against the recommendation of AMA’s own expert committee tasked with studying the issue) “voted to recognize obesity as a disease state with multiple aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention.”  Several excellent responses […]

Body Mass Ineptitude

May 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Fat Talk, Featured, HAES

A number of states have already implemented body mass index, or BMI, testing in schools. When Michelle Obama launched her “Let’s Move!” campaign, she proudly noted that they were partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to work on BMI testing. Use of the BMI has become so commonplace that I don’t think most people […]

Score!!

January 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

Happy 20th Anniversary! Twenty Years.  TWENTY Years.  Two Decades.  A Score.  An infamous date in the life of Sgt. Pepper and his band. The amount of time I lived before College Graduation.  (Your math is fine, I graduated early).  The amount of time my son has been alive. For those of us who are parents, […]

The Cure

January 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

The Cure or Dr. Deah Dr. Seuss meets Size Acceptance by Dr. Deah As a girl I was protected from the Measles and the Mumps but not from the dis-ease caused by chubby thighs and lumps. I felt dejected when rejected and not labeled as a beauty. “Conforming,” I was told, is your moral civic […]

Cruel Days Cruel Days…

…Dear old golden rule days.  How many of you remember that song? If some of you are experiencing a Dr. Deah ja Vu, you are correct.  You have read this before.  Every once in a while I re-post a blog that I believe, even a year later, still has great significance.  In addition, because my […]

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