Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Body Image Revolution

Something revolutionary happened this week. A woman posted a photograph of herself in her underwear on the Internet. Although there are thousands of pictures of women in their underwear on-line (and in magazines, catalogs, television, billboards, etc…), this picture was different. It was different because this woman is fat. Stella Boonshoft is an 18 year-old […]

The Walking Dread

January 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Weight Stigma

It is Healthy Weight Week.  Because I have written about HWW for the last three years (see archives of Tasty Morsels) I won’t spend a great deal of time explaining it here.  In a word HWW was developed over 20 years ago by Francie Berg to raise awareness of the damage that diets can cause […]

Weight Stigma and First Lady of the USA

November 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Last week, progress was made regarding the overt shaming of fat people. Some everyday heroes went to the Office of the First Lady of the United States of America to help educate about the dangers of weight stigma. You wonder, ‘what harm can this do?’, after all we have an obesity epidemic. How would you […]

End Bullying Due To Weight Stigma!

  Join us in celebrating and honoring #WSAW (Weight Stigma Awareness Week)! Need programming ideas to raise awareness of the damages that weight bias and stigma have in your community?  The BEDA, ANAD and MFI organizations are releasing a 20 minute version of the Beneath The Floorboards documentary film based on the true story of […]

Announcing Binge Eating Disorder Week, May 27-31

Hopeless…desperate…defeated…disgusted…guilty…ashamed These are the words with which I open an article I wrote explaining binge eating disorder (BED), as part of the upcoming BED week, May 27-31. These words describe the difficult feelings that plague those who struggle with BED.  And the feelings can go much deeper than that, to increase risk for depression and […]

Worth the “Weight”?

I never thought I could learn so much about myself from a cactus! Upon a recent trip to Arizona, I learned something about the Saguaro cactus (the really tall ones that can have a bunch of “arms”, once they are 75 years old). They can shrink and expand, based on how much moisture they hold […]

2013 Healthy Weight Week Body Image Awards

Next week is Healthy Weight Week and along with it come the annual Body Image Awards, given to those who are making a difference when it comes to how we think about beauty, weight and ourselves.  This year’s winners are: Israel received the Redefining Beauty award for its new law (!) that requires models to […]

Jennifer Livingston; Bullying and Weight Stigma

October 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Bullying, Featured, HAES

Interesting that the week after BEDA’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week that this mom and LaCrosse, WI news anchor, Jennifer Livingston was called a “poor role model” due to her weight by a viewer. It is hard to not wonder if the viewer who found it so important to take the time to write in sees the irony […]

Size Bullying IS Bullying, thank you Jennifer for fighting back!

If no one has ever criticized you for your weight, body shape or size you may not know that this was bullying. If you have never been yelled at by a bunch of teenage boys in a pickup truck as you were going for an evening walk, you may not realize this was bullying. If […]

Jennifer Livingston, Caroline Rothstein, Katie Couric, Lady Gaga — Body Image Warriors

Another public personality stands up to bullying due to weight bias and stigma. News reporter Jennifer Livingston in LaCrosse, Wisconsin stood up to a bully who had the audacity to write to her about her appearance.  Watch it, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwBwJzl5eI&sns=em Her message is clear: it is time to stand up to bullies regardless of who […]

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