Friday, December 6, 2019

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

If only I could have been this 16 year old

May 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Role Models

Meet Andre’a. A 16 year old girl who reached out to me and asked me to watch her video. As I watched, I kept thinking about why some of us seem to be naturally confident, self assured and acceptant of themselves, while the vast majority linger around in self loathing for a lifetime. So is […]

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

March 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

Inspired by the post by Kim at Adventures in Wanting last week, I wanted to further explore a topic she proposed that I found very interesting. She essentially asked – knowing what you know now, if you could go back in time and talk to the young version of yourself, what would you say? That […]

How I married a sex addict, and other symptoms of swine flu

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

First some disclaimers. This is my story. Mine, Mine, Mine. I’m writing it because, that’s what I do. I write. I share my life. It’s how I have learned to cope. And keeping this secret for as long as I have has done incredible damage to me. It’s time to come clean, not just for […]

Why Lady Gaga Is A Role Model for Girls

January 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Role Models, Talking To Kids

We’re all about original content at WeAretheRealDeal. But when I saw this post on Facebook (via Courtney Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, which I reviewed here), I couldn’t help but share this kick-ass article by Lilly @ RachelSimmons.com.

I am Jane…still…and that’s okay

August 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Activism, Self Esteem

Last month I saw the debut of the new Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. I was so moved by it that I simply had to blog about it with a post titled “I am Jane”. (Because when I blog I bring my thoughts into focus. It is very empowering. But I digress.) The show, and […]

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