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“America’s Next Top Model” winner wants you to love your body

Date: August 31, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
“America’s Next Top Model” and “healthy body image”? Trying to find a correlation between those two things normally gives me a headache. But “ANTM”‘s first plus-size winner, Whitney Thompson, is trying to bring body acceptance to the masses as the face—and, duh, body—of the 5th Annual Hollywood National Organization for Women (NOW) Love Your Body Day. Continue reading

Judgement and jealousy between women reign supreme in media

Date: August 26, 2010 | Posted By:
“Body Jealousy, Sisters at War!” This is InTouch Weekly’s latest headline. The article claims that Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are in a weight war, battling it out to see who can be the slimmest. Sadly, InTouch is not the only tabloid to pit celebrities against each other when it concerns image. Us Magazine never fails Continue reading

Christina Hendricks’ curves should never be Photoshopped

Date: | Posted By: Stacey
Poems should be written about “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks’ curves. No, really. The actress has one of those unbelievably beautiful bodies that only Botticelli could have dreamed up. The show’s costume department must have a field day dressing her up in vintage styles that showcase breasts, hips, and butt (all of which she has Continue reading

E! considers eating disorders TV-worthy entertainment?

Date: August 24, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Interested in watching a girl eat ant-covered food out of the garbage? Or how about a guy who continually chews and swallows entire packs of gum? Stellar entertainment, right? It may sound like a “Fear Factor” ripoff, but it’s actually “What’s Eating You?”–the E! network’s new eating disorder reality show. Oh boy. The always-classy E! Continue reading

Looking for About-Face interns!

Date: August 19, 2010 | Posted By: About-Face Intern
Love what we do? Want to know how to help? Oh, and did you need school credit, too? We may have a solution. Become an About-Face intern! New opportunities for the fall have just been posted, and you might be one of the smart, enthusiastic, ambitious students we need! Read the descriptions below, and find Continue reading

About-Facers take action!

Date: | Posted By: Stacey
There’s nothing we like to see more than About-Face supporters take action! Check out 16-year-old cousins Danika and Arika making good use of our Covert Dressing Room Action Kit at a mall near Denver, CO. The girls told us a bit about what motivated them to act, and we hope you find their words as Continue reading

Proenza Schouler and “Top Model” get waist-ed

Date: August 17, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Flat abs, lean legs, perky breasts: these fashion industry staples have been mandated so long, you can pretty much expect to find them on any straight-size model. But what’s the newest must-have on the runways? A teeny-tiny, impossibly thin waist. Obviously, this trend isn’t a new one (ever heard of a corset?), but recent media Continue reading

Girl Scouts aim to change the face of fashion

Date: August 12, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
They’ve been around for nearly a century, count 3.3 million members worldwide, and are considered a preeminent leadership development organization. In case the only thing you know about the Girl Scouts is their unwavering dedication to supplying America with Thin Mints, it’s time to learn more. With the help of four Wilhelmina Curve models (the Continue reading

Eminem and Rihanna cause domestic abuse controversy with “Love the Way You Lie” video

Date: August 10, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
How would you feel watching a domestic abuse victim admit her desire for more pain? What if the cycle of violence were enacted by two celebrities, alternating between scenes of fierce aggression and passionate love? What if all these images were set to a number-one, radio-friendly rap hit? Would you call it glamorization of a Continue reading

Skin-lightening for Indian men? Vaseline has a Facebook app for that.

Date: August 5, 2010 | Posted By:
Judging by Hollywood (and “Jersey Shore”), many Americans covet nothing more than the perfect tan. Imagine a Facebook application that allowed these tanning enthusiasts to tint their pasty profile pictures with a faux bronze glow. No big deal? Now imagine a similar app inviting Indian men to lighten their skin. If you just uncomfortably shifted Continue reading