Monday, January 25, 2021

Why Fit Is the New Thin (And What We Can Do About That)

This post graciously submitted by Virginia Sole-Smith  Trigger warning: In order to write today’s post, I have to use and link to images that are potentially triggering for folks with ED/in recovery/generally struggling with negative body image thought patterns right now. I’m going to be making it crystal clear why I do not endorse these images […]

Keeping It Real or Minding Our Business?

April 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Is it okay to state a preference for non-surgically enhanced bodies in entertainment?  Or are we passing judgment (specifically on women) where we should be allowing a right to do what one wants? The New York Times published an article today about a movement in Hollywood to hire actors and actresses who have not had […]

Women Receive “Butt Enhancement” Injections Containing Bathtub Caulk

March 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Six women in New Jersey are recovering after they received buttocks-enhancement injections containing silicone used to caulk bathtubs (the world yawns). State health officials say the women, from Essex County, apparently underwent cosmetic procedures from unlicensed providers (Shocker!) Investigators have not determined if the cases are related ( can this be?) No arrests have been […]

Those Stretch Marks Run Deep!

August 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Image, Loving Your Body, Pregnancy, Self-Acceptance

This post introduces Guest Post author YumYucky to WeAreTheRealDeal. She is the mother of four (who somehow looks like a teenager) but has the battle wounds to prove it! ——- My children changed my life forever, but please don’t cue the singing birds and violins. I’m not referring to the warm and fuzzy, tender moments […]

Beauty Junkies

July 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Body Dysmorphia, Body Image

I stumbled upon this book recently, Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski. The stories told by this New York Times Style reporter are literally stunning. Alex worked the beauty beat for years, in one of America’s most plastic obsessed cities, riddled with wannabes from all ages, and lifestyles. She tells of male lawyers obsessed with botox […]

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