Weight Loss and Diet Industry
No More: a high schooler’s perspective on More magazine’s treatment of middle-aged women
Date: July 14, 2013 | Posted By: HaleyI have a confession: I’m eighteen, and I read More magazine. Every month, I get a glimpse into what it means to be a woman over the age of forty in American society. Recently, I overheard a saying: “Men age, women rot.” This phrase encapsulates the message that More sends its readers. It’s the reason that Continue reading
How low can you go? Scouting for talent at eating disorder treatment clinics
Date: June 21, 2013 | Posted By: KatelinRecently, as I was scrolling through news articles on my cell phone, I came across an article that caught my eye. The article was on the scouting of new talent by model agencies at the one place that they should NEVER be looking for talent: an eating disorder treatment clinic. As someone who is in Continue reading
Why Jes Baker is totally a fat positive hero
Date: June 1, 2013 | Posted By: ElizabethJes Baker is okay with being fat. Get over it. That’s just the message the 26-year-old Behavioral Health Professional recently sent to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO, Mike Jeffries (anyone else tired of hearing that guy’s name?). But she also sent that message to society itself. Jes has garnered millions of views on her blog, The Militant Continue reading
A relatable disclosure of an eating disorder from NYC powerhouse
Date: May 28, 2013 | Posted By: LarkinIt’s not easy to disclose an eating disorder, much less discuss in detail where you feel its origins are and how you coped with addressing it. Doing this as a public figure—and a political one at that—is even more difficult. As someone who researches eating disorders, I have to say, I was both proud of and Continue reading
My body: a (developing) love story
Date: May 21, 2013 | Posted By: HannahThe number of advertisements that make us want to strip out of our skin and into something more slimming and youthful are more numerous than I would like to discuss. I’ve become wrapped up in the diet craze time and time again, though I’ve tried to mask it with words like “lifestyle change” or “getting Continue reading
Have you ever looked at your body and wanted to cry?
Date: May 16, 2013 | Posted By: GretchenRecently my 3-year-old son looked at me lovingly and said, “Mommy, you’re fat!” I’m an average-sized, curvy woman and I love my body the way it is. Fat is not a bad word, however, I have to admit, my self-esteem took a temporary hit with this one. He certainly didn’t learn that language from our Continue reading
Dannon ad sells women, guilt, and, oh yeah—food
Date: May 8, 2013 | Posted By: ElizabethWoe to the woman who enjoys food and does not restrict: society just doesn’t seem to like her. Women, guilt, and food are constantly working together to sell products. But half the time, it’s hard to tell what those products are: the women, the guilt, or the food. The great news? Dannon’s latest Light & Continue reading
Lose hate, not weight: an interview with the absolutely fabulous Virgie Tovar
Date: April 8, 2013 | Posted By: VeraLast month I attended a couple workshops that were presented by Virgie Tovar, a body image expert and coach. Virgie has also edited the book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion. The workshops were awesome and inspiring, leaving me feeling great about myself and wanting to spread the word about how Continue reading
Pinning for a better you: What’s your Pinspiration?
Date: March 18, 2013 | Posted By: DavidIsn’t Pinterest great? It’s one of the fastest growing social networks in America. For many people, it is literally their life. They gather recipes, projects, articles, and other informational websites together in an easy to navigate and organized package. It is a place to learn, gain talents, and be entertained. However, there is a trend that Continue reading
Why can’t we stop talking about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy weight gain?
Date: | Posted By: AudreyIt can’t be easy being Kim Kardashian. First, there’s her mom. Then there’s the whole world scrutinizing her pregnant body daily—and using it as an opportunity to engage in more blatant body snarking and policing than I’ve seen in a while. Despite the fact that Kim is in the early stages of her pregnancy and Continue reading