Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Why the Biggest Loser Participants Are Now Big Gainers

I never watch “The Biggest Loser,” the hit TV show. It has always made me cringe and want to cry. Why? Because eating and weight is my field, I’ve known for decades that diets don’t work long term and can actually make you fatter. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that science knew […]

Media Illuminates

Cait Jenner’s show seems to be a big success in that she is bringing light to a subject matter that can save lives. The Black Lives movement seem to being doing the same thing in that it is shinning a light on the continued abused toward people of color by those in power over them. […]

Caitlyn Jenner’s still Ideal Beauty Image

June 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Body Image

Before you tell me how to do it better, before you lay out your big plans for changing, fixing, and improving me, before you teach me how to pick myself up and dust myself off so that I can be shiny and successful—know this: I’ve heard it before. I’ve been graded, rated and ranked. Coached, […]

Socially Constructed

February 27, 2015 by  
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The late Stuart Hall explained how race is a “floating signifier” which means that it travels across time and space and is dependent upon the historical, geographical, political and cultural landscape that it rests itself upon. In this time, space and location; I still ponder on bell hooks and her lesson to me as a […]

Media Literacy Minute: Condescending Clairol

Do women need to change regularly to keep their man “guessing” and interested? Apparently, Clairol’s Nice ‘N Easy brand thinks so. In a thirty second spot that airs across multiple platforms, including cable and web, the viewer is in need of a change, regularly. (See the spot here.) The guy in the add tells us […]

Comic Book Writer, Pat Shand, Says Don’t Let Someone Else Tell Your Story

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a writer primarily known for my work in the comic book industry. I currently write Robyn Hood, Grimm Fairy Tales, and Charmed: Season Ten monthly. I also work as a playwright, producer, screenwriter, and college professor. I hope to add novelist to that list soon, […]

Cityline host, Tracy Moore, talks about stress management techniques and being the change

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I host Cityline, the longest running lifestyle show in Canada.   Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I am very excited to be working on TIFF as a live reporter as well as a brand […]

Meet Actress, Dancer and Model Sam Aotaki

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? Hi! i am Sam Aotaki, I am currently 20 years old and I’m an actress, model and dancer Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects that you are working on? i have a couple music videos coming, I am actually directing one myself, […]

The False Self

May 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

If the false self is created through communication with other and comparing ourselves to them or mediated images. How then do we know how to get to the real self? I recently attended a seminar by Adrienne Ressler, LMSQ, CEDS, Fiaedp titled The False Self and learned the ways in which we program ourselves everyday. […]

Am I Only 77% as Valuable as a Guy?

Lately, we have been hearing a bit more in the media about the economic standing of women in the United States. Some of us might have heard that in forty percent of households women are the primary or only breadwinner. And we may have also heard that women make an average of seventy seven cents […]

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