Friday, April 18, 2014

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 […]

Great Start Seventeen! Next I’d like to see someone who looks like me on the cover!

Some wonderful steps have been taken over the past few weeks to address the impact of airbrushed images of women’s bodies in teen magazine. Although I am sure many WATRD readers are already in the know about this victory I will just do a Cliffs Notes summary. 14-year-old Julia Bluhm presented Seventeen Magazine with a […]

Media Literacy, African American Women and HAES

Greetings and Salutations, My name is Dr. Angela Prater-Mensah and my PhD is in Communication Studies with a focus on Media. I was invited to join We Are the Real Deal Blog after speaking at BEDA’s National Binge eating conference. My educational background, life path and struggle with body image and disordered eating will inform […]

Weighing In: The Yay! Scale

Weighing ourselves.  It’s an activity fraught with anxiety for many (most?) women.  That’s understandable as we’ve been raised to measure our worth by what we weigh.  So when we get on the scale,  if it doesn’t tell us what we want, whatever mood we were in is destined to head downhill. Knowing our weight can […]

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