In Case You Missed It: My Top Six Takeaways From the Body Positive Dating Master Class

This weekend, six amazing speakers joined me for the Body Positive Dating Master Class.

We talked about everything from how to find partners who understand body acceptance, to how to improve your sex life, to how to “feel cute” more of the time. Read More In Case You Missed It: My Top Six Takeaways From the Body Positive Dating Master Class

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day: Your Hair Is Old And Your Labia Are Superfluous

Guys, I didn’t know it, but I have 4.27 signs of aging hair.

Read More Happy Almost Valentine’s Day: Your Hair Is Old And Your Labia Are Superfluous

9 Body Positive Ways To Amp Up Your Attractiveness

We often get the message that being attractive means making big changes to our appearance. So this week, I want to share 9 deceptively simple things that you can do to feel more attractive TODAY (no diet pills or teeth whitener required)! I recommend trying just one tip and going from there! Read More 9 Body Positive Ways To Amp Up Your Attractiveness

This Is Thin Privilege: Why Melissa McCarthy Makes “This Is 40” Worth Watching

Those of you who read my posts often know that I’m kind of a comedy nerd. Even though I often find Apatow movies somewhat sexist, I still watch them to see some of my favorite comedic actors doing their thing. And also, I’ve had a thing for Paul Rudd since Clueless, as my pinterest boards can attest.

I had also heard that Melissa McCarthy (whom I adore) had a small, extremely funny role in it, which made me want to see it all the more.

Even though I had heard not such great things about This Is 40, I went to see it this weekend and liked it much more than I expected. But the real standout for me was, not surprisingly, a scene with Melissa McCarthy. I’m putting a MILD SPOILER ALERT here, but only a tiny part of the movie will be spoiled by this discussion. Read More This Is Thin Privilege: Why Melissa McCarthy Makes “This Is 40” Worth Watching

Ending The War With Your Body

It started even before New Year’s.

The onslaught of ads and messaging telling you that the fun was over. Eating for pleasure, partying, etc. You had done too much. You passed the limit. And now it is time to make amends, say your mea culpas, and get your ass to WeightWatchers/JennyCraig/ LucilleRoberts/NutriSystem. It’s time to stop focusing on fun and pleasure and connection and start focusing on fighting with yourself.
Read More Ending The War With Your Body

Chatting With Virgie Tovar, Editor Of “Hot & Heavy!”

Virgie Tovar is a fierce fatty to be reckoned with.  And her new book, Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls On Life, Love & Fashion, is truly wonderful.  If you want to read something that will literally make you laugh, cry, and change your life, get your hands on this one.  (The book even features two Persephone Mag regulars – Dr. Deah and me!) Read More Chatting With Virgie Tovar, Editor Of “Hot & Heavy!”