Comments for We Are the Real Deal http://wearetherealdeal.com Body Image and Self Acceptance Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:42:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Comment on Patricia Leavy on her Ground-Breaking Novel Spark by Dian http://wearetherealdeal.com/2019/03/02/patricia-leavy-on-her-ground-breaking-novel-spark/#comment-218098 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:42:52 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=17053#comment-218098 Just reading this interview was enough to offer hope from the current feelings of divisiveness being experienced.

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Comment on Phenomenal Women: A Portrait Gallery of Role Models by Robyn Hussa Farrell by Kate Burke http://wearetherealdeal.com/2018/05/28/phenomenal-women-a-portrait-gallery-by-robyn-hussa-farrell/#comment-218021 Tue, 29 May 2018 14:01:37 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=16924#comment-218021 Margaret McQuaid Provost
Jean Scanlan
Robin Burke Calligan
Marguerite Barrows Michels
Breda Mathews (yes, one t)
Sarah-Jane Gwillim
Marianne Provost Webster

We stand on the shoulders of giantesses.

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Comment on Phenomenal Women: A Portrait Gallery of Role Models by Robyn Hussa Farrell by Monica Blaze Leavitt http://wearetherealdeal.com/2018/05/28/phenomenal-women-a-portrait-gallery-by-robyn-hussa-farrell/#comment-218020 Mon, 28 May 2018 22:23:54 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=16924#comment-218020 These are amazing, dear Robyn!! You are an incredible, powerful, loving artist and I’m so proud of who you are in the world and the difference that you make. You are one of my role models! I’m proud to be in your world and in your art.

I love you!
Monica

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Comment on Becky Henry by Carol http://wearetherealdeal.com/be-a-contributor/call-for-contributors/becky-henry/#comment-218004 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:09:45 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?page_id=8754#comment-218004 I have a 12 year old who slowly stopped eating lunch at school. She will eat anywhere else but not at school. What triggers and how does this happen. Will she ever have the desire to eat school again?

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Comment on A Conversation with Choreographer Tara Nicole Hughes by JoAnn Jansen http://wearetherealdeal.com/2013/09/24/a-conversation-with-choreographer-tara-nicole-hughes/#comment-217984 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:30:17 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=14769#comment-217984 Tara, I love the intelligent, and heartfelt way you speak about what we do as dancers and choreographers. You are very inspirational and clear. I was very interested to learn that you have a degree in spiritual psychology, because of course that’s what we do when we work with talent, reaching their heart and mind. I also have a doctorate in psychology and I never chose to practice because I felt I could be more effective working with people while they were working at what they loved. Totally with you!!

JoAnn

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Comment on Meet Actress, Dancer and Model Sam Aotaki by Justin http://wearetherealdeal.com/2014/08/07/meet-actress-dancer-and-model-sam-aotaki/#comment-215693 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:43:55 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=15831#comment-215693 When Sam aotaki walked into alpha house, the movie (which was good regardless) became way better! And at only three years older than me, she’s all the more reason I wish I lived in California

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Comment on American Appalling! by David http://wearetherealdeal.com/2011/04/12/american-appalling/#comment-214796 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:10:44 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=6468#comment-214796 Your points are most certainly valid, it’s prudish, repressive attitudes that seem to think females breasts are evil and not to be shown and that a beautiful female body should somehow never be shown in any alluring manner. Might as well just put burkas on all the models and call it a day.

If people don’t like the ads, which are of models who are of age btw, then they shouldn’t buy the clothes. Too bad they can’t stop whining about it instead, pushing their pent up aggressions onto everyone else.

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Comment on Eating Disorder Treatment and Medicare and Medicaid by Vera http://wearetherealdeal.com/2012/06/19/10825/#comment-213854 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:29:09 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=10825#comment-213854 This year I was able to apply for Medicaid and attend a Partial Hospitalization Program in my state, however the insurance did NOT cover any sort of outpatient so 25 days later I was thrown back out into the real world feeling worse than ever and with no resources. My disorder has transformed and worsened since then. Desperately seeking help, I was able to jump through hoops and apply for a Medicaid program sponsored by the state under the name of a private insurance. I was told that this would open up many more options for me. IT CHANGED NOTHING. I can EASILY receive treatment for other types of recovery but this disorder is killing me and controlling me much in the same way if not WORSE than other addictions that I have overcome and no one will accept my insurance! Every day is a nightmare. The lack of available treatment is only perpetuating the shame and loneliness that this disorder needs in order to exist.

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Comment on Eating Disorder Treatment and Medicare and Medicaid by Barbara http://wearetherealdeal.com/2012/06/19/10825/#comment-213451 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 02:16:34 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=10825#comment-213451 I see nothing has changed. I have read countless websites of people who “can” help my daughter, but not if your poor. I was offered a $25 discount because the Doctor felt bad for me, She would only charge me $150 a visit, 3 times a week. no credit cards, cash only before the appointment. I am not poor poor but $1800 a month, I would have to give up our home and live on the street. Oh and I would have to also see the nutritionist she works with who also does not accept medicaid, so I guess buying food is out. I would do anything to help my daughter watching her punish herself is killing me, and her but I cannot give you what I do not have. Why is it like this?

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Comment on Eating Disorder Treatment and Medicare and Medicaid by Angela http://wearetherealdeal.com/2012/06/19/10825/#comment-211549 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:37:47 +0000 http://wearetherealdeal.com/?p=10825#comment-211549 We are struggling with this right now. My daughter has been fighting anorexia for 8 years. She was found disabled due to extreme depression, anxiety and anorexia. Therefore, she is on Medicare and Medicaid. She just turned 26 and is no longer also covered on private insurance and Medicare is the Primary insurance. She has gotten so bad that she is in an inpatient facility – but they don’t treat eating disorders. Subsequently it is so stressful in there that she is not eating anything. Meanwhile, I am calling every Eating Disorder in-patient/Residential place in the country only to find that NOT ONE takes Medicare. In addition, I used the search feature on Medicare.gov only to be extremely disappointed. They DO NOT keep the list updated. There were about 15 doctors that were part of a group that has been closed. All of the rest of the doctors said they were not taking new patients or they were not taking new MEDICARE patients. I am beyond disgusted, frustrated by this insanity. I am convinced that this is a BIG issue of why we have so many homeless people in need of Mental health services.

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