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BodiMojo makes health cool for teens

Date: May 27, 2011 | Posted By:
I’m so pleased to be able to write another story about an online tool taking positive action about body image. BodiMojo is an online health and wellness community for teenagers, covering many common issues faced by girls and boys aged 13-17 years old. It contains a wealth of information and interactive tools directed at teenagers, Continue reading

Racist “Psychology Today” article puts down black women, gets attention

Date: May 25, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say psychology, I say blatant racism. Whatever.   Last week, Psychology Today published a piece by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa titled, “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” A completely unscientific answer to a stupid question no one has ever asked? Whatever stirs up controversy, right? Continue reading

Is Demi Lovato sending mixed messages with bikini tweet?

Date: May 20, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
Alrighty, how’s this for mixed message of the week?   Disney darling Demi Lovato made headlines earlier this year for entering a treatment center to cope with undisclosed issues that many speculated included cutting and disordered eating. In an effort to demonstrate her newly-found confidence, Demi took to Twitter on Monday and posted a shot Continue reading

Use your purse to be an activist

Date: May 18, 2011 | Posted By:
Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve. About-Face reader Daniela Caruso wears her brain on her purse. She lets the world know how she feels about the media’s manipulation of women by shouting it out on her handbag. She encourages you to do the same. My purse-billboard activism demonstrates what we already know to be Continue reading

The royal body in the public eye

Date: May 13, 2011 | Posted By:
Even royals are subjected to body talk. As an Australian with an Irish husband, living in the U.S., and with friends all over the world, I was exposed to many various opinions about the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Some of these opinions were quite emotional, drawn from the political history Continue reading

Kirstie Alley diets, forgets to eat, falls over on “Dancing With the Stars”

Date: May 11, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
Kirstie Alley, I love you. Really, I do. Even though you’re a proud member of the Church of Scientology, and you’ve made a few really questionable career moves. I still think you’re awesome. Admittedly, I’ve never made it through a full episode of Dancing with the Stars, but I DVRed this season’s premiere just to Continue reading

Mirror, mirror…OFF the wall

Date: May 6, 2011 | Posted By:
Imagine a year without a mirror.   Now imagine surviving several months of that year trying to plan your wedding. Nightmare? Or sweet relief? About-Face Program Evaluation Consultant Kjerstin Gruys is making it her mission to survive 365 mirror-free days. Read an excerpt from her blog below, and check out the rest at http://mirrormirroroffthewall.blogspot.com/. The Continue reading

Change a bathroom scale, change a life: Event on May 6.

Date: May 5, 2011 | Posted By:
You are invited to join us on Friday May 6 in San Francisco to make Yay! Scales™! The fabulous Ms. Marilyn Wann, author of the book Fat!So? and Activist Extraordinaire, will teach us how to “hack” our scales to transform them into tools of empowerment. You will walk away with your very own Yay! Scale. Continue reading