Friday, October 20, 2017

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 […]

No Upside to Body Comparisons

Once again, I’m grateful to a client for bringing up an issue that too often plagues disregulated eaters: the compulsion to compare your body with that of others. In this, the most fat-phobic, thin-obsessed period in the history of the world, comparison may seem like normal behavior. But, truth is, it’s anything but. My client […]

The Great Princess Debate: messages on sexuality, body image and relationships

I was 10 years old when Disney’s Aladdin came out in theaters. I grew up on Mickey and adored the music and magic of the full-length feature films, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the more recent (at that time) Little Mermaid. I remember watching a scene in Aladdin in which Jasmine attempted to seduce Jafar […]

Fashion retailers and size discrimination- you have more power than you think!

Something that Plus Size women have known for years is finally coming to the surface in various news outlets: weight and size discrimination is not only prevalent but often intentional. Recently the Huffington Post exposed high end athletic brand Lululemon for their intentional sizeist practice of removing “larger” sizes from the front of the store […]

Beautiful Brainwash

July 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

Dustin Hoffman on Media Brainwashing Beautiful Media is such a powerful tool and even someone I consider as brilliant as Dustin Hoffman did not realize the effect that it had on him until he demanded to be a “Beautiful” woman in Tootsie. This reminds me of the ways in which the film “Shallow Hal” starring […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Listening to Our Kids’ Music

Just a couple of nights ago I took my 12-year-old daughter, Madeline, to a One Direction concert. We bought her the tickets more than half a year ago as a much hoped-for holiday present. Madeline is obsessed with One Direction. No exaggeration; she is absolutely obsessed. Her room is plastered with their posters and filled […]

Being a Critical Consumer of Social Media: my imperfect birth story

My daughter is sleeping, one of her sporadic 2-3 hour breaks between diapers, feeding, crying, rocking and snuggling. I became a mother three weeks ago and I must say it has not been what I expected. I wanted to write a little about some things I have learned, or more accurately re-learned, during the last […]

Black Women and Fat and a Photo of a Girl Wearing Someone Else’s Face

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Kate Fridkis. It is not totally rare that I am moved to tears, but this time it was for a good reason. I was standing in a sleek little gallery on the Lower East Side, music beating in the background, as I looked at an enormous photograph of a little black girl […]

Modeling: The men grow up, but how about the women?

April 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Media Literacy

This guest post provided by Dr. Dana from www.drudallweiner.com orig published 11/2010 According to Guy Trebay in the NYT “Boys to Men ” change is afoot in the modeling industry, at least for the men.  Apparently, the boyish waif has been replaced by a more traditional version of masculinity—one that resembles the Marlboro man.  Desirable […]

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