Sunday, September 25, 2016

Get Political: Speak Up About the Proposed New Nutrition Labels and Serving Sizes

August 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Activism, Advocacy, Nutrition, Politics, Wellness

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.LauraCipulloLLC.com Do you catch yourself staring at the back of packaged foods trying to decipher what the nutrition labels mean? Let’s face it… food labels can be very confusing. Now is our opportunity to have a voice in making changes! Have you seen the proposals for the new food label? This […]

Choosing Love in Politics and Life

 Well, I thought my first post for We Are the Real Deal, one of my favorite sites, would be about healthy relationships or self-empowerment but it turns out something kind of amazing has happened: someone has announced a political campaign based on love and dignity and I want to celebrate that with you today. Marianne […]

“Rape is not a recreational activity.”

The quote in the title comes from Ohio’s attorney general, Mike DeWine, and my new hero.  He’s referring to the Steubenville horror where two athletes raped a 16 year old girl who was so drunk she didn’t know she was raped  until she saw pictures and verbal descriptions in the social media posted by at […]

Use Your Voice to End Political Bullying of Women

Yesterday The New York Times printed that Republicans approved platform language calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. What does this mean for women? According to Republicans: Our lives are not valued, our voices not respected, our choices are not our own.  It also means […]

Know What You Are Reading Before You Read It!

In last week’s post “Why Voting Matters for Girls…”, I discussed the importance of girls understanding the power of their voice in politics and mentioned that I would compile a list of resources that offer a selection of liberal (“left” or “democrat”), conservative (“right” or “republican”) and non-partisan (“in the middle”) news sources.  Like everything […]

Weight of the Notion

On May 7th, while still basking in the afterglow of International No Diet Day, The New York Times published a series of opinion pieces called Women, Weight, and Wellness that stirred up a great deal of discussion, debate, and commentary on the topic of…well…women, weight, and wellness!  (Imagine that?!)  Seeing size acceptance and HAES points […]

An Opera to Educate About Sex(es)

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Activism

In response to the birth control debates, let’s bring it on — raise your voice — as high and as loud as you can. It is YOUR BODY!  LET THEM HEAR YOU!   Brava!

My Journey Home

As my introductory post for WATRD, I thought I’d share a little about myself and what brings me to this point in life, so that going forward those reading my words might have a better idea of what influences the perspectives I share. I am a thirty-something year old woman who two years ago left […]

CNN.com: “Unhealthy Habits Are What’s Killing Us”

December 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Obesity

I discovered this opinion piece on CNN.com yesterday (“Unhealthy Habits Are What’s Killing Us”), and found myself nodding time and time again at the key points the author, David Frum (a conservative — and I never agree with conservatives!), was making with respect to health care reform, which is likely to be written into law in 2010.

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