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Love Limbs Limitations

May 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Love Your Limbs Limitations Merriam-webster.com defines limb as “the expanded portion of an organ or structure” and here we will look at how the media structure teaches us that our Limbs have the capacity to be “perfect”. Media teaches us what is “normal” based on limitless possibilities created by technology and digital graphics that mask […]

Bodies Die But Connect Spirits Forever

My birthday has never been celebrated in the traditional sense because there was always a Lent and Easter celebration. I suppose as a child I felt left out but as an adult my birthday is meaningful in a non traditional way. A long time ago I started a tradition of giving my mother a gift […]

The virtual mind, body, and spirit connection in conversation

Our blog is a good starting point for conversations but the real deal comes when we gather together, face-to-face — in mind, body and spirit. Engaging dialogue allows us to talk with one another unscripted, unedited, messy, with real spirit energy. To make this happen for a real conversation about body image call Robyn Hussa […]

Theories Detached: The Perpetual Outsider Within [pow]

January 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

“We write about and teach about race, gender, and sexuality. We write about class. However much of our writing is a description and analysis of issues. We write more about theory than we do about practice. It is has simply been easier to do theory than to put into real-life practice what we declare as […]

Media Literacy

January 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

Click Link Here to Watch Video Dove real body campaign Your Media Literacy is key to understanding the ways in which media media messages teach you what to think about yourself and others. So many of us would like to think that media does not have a significant impact on our thoughts and behavior but it […]

Mental Holocaust

January 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

I am currently reading Healthy Selfitude by NORMAL President Robyn Hussa and this month I am more aware of the shift toward mindfulness but also realize that as an African American that grew up in the Protestant church how foreign this concept may come across. I would like to speak to you as you consider […]

Are you Normal?

Do you see yourself re-imaged, re-presented, or depicted as you truly are in media? Your hair texture, the shape of your nose, the natural shape of your body or even your natural tone-color, and texture of your face with all of its wonderful imperfections? And finally, what about your social class or even the dialect […]

Media Literacy, African American Women and HAES

Greetings and Salutations, My name is Dr. Angela Prater-Mensah and my PhD is in Communication Studies with a focus on Media. I was invited to join We Are the Real Deal Blog after speaking at BEDA’s National Binge eating conference. My educational background, life path and struggle with body image and disordered eating will inform […]

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