I’m sure we’ve all heard and said it before: “She’s not that fat.” I know I’ve said it in an attempt to deconstruct the strict body standards that women disproportionately face. However, in examining the role language plays in dismantling injustice, I feel certain sense of unease when I hear these statements.
In becoming more positive about ourselves, we’ve tackled hearing nice things about ourselves and getting ourselves moving. This week, we’re going to tackle the hardest type of positivity to master for many people: Body Positivity. TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of body image, body dysmorphic disorder, and eating disorders.
Did the title of this post kind of piss you off? Good! The idea that weight loss is a good idea and a worthy achievement is so ingrained in our society that most of us take it for granted. Of course, losing weight is an achievement, right? We heap praise on anyone who does it. […]
Oh yeah, it’s about to get real in here. As most of you know, my job is working with people who want to end their struggles with food and body image so that they can have fuller, richer, happier lives. This is a journey that I’ve been on myself. I dieted for 24 years. I obsessed about […]
I think it’s about time that I share another vaguely embarrassing story with you! Last week, I took a moment to indulge in my latest self care obsession — mani/pedis. There’s something so lovely and pleasantly mindless about picking out a nail polish color, dunking your feet in warm water, and watching the Food Network […]
Lots of very well-meaning people, when they find out what I do for a living, say something to the effect of: “Right on! Real women have curves!”
I’ve read in a number of places that negative body image is a growing problem among men. More and more, men are feeling the push to have less fat, more muscle, smooth skin, etc. etc.
As you can tell by yesterday’s post, this was the most fun I think it’s possible to have in a celebrity interview. In part two, we’ll cover what TV Nellie’s future might have looked like, the scoop on anal bleach and much, much more.