The short answer: only if you want to.
TW: talk of size and weight (no numbers) “I hope no one thinks, ‘Why’d they let the big girl in?’”
Twenty Years. TWENTY Years. Two Decades. A Score. An infamous date in the life of Sgt. Pepper and his band. The amount of time I lived before College Graduation. (Your math is fine, I graduated early.) The amount of time my son has been alive. For those of us who are parents, we tend to find […]
Gather around! It’s story-time.
Every January, for the past 4 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page. Each year, I hope it will be obsolete. Each year I DREAM it will be the last time I blog about this and that I will get flooded with emails, texts (and now tweets @dr_deah ) begging me to, […]
I am a self-proclaimed Astrological Agnostic. I am not certain if that is a bona fide category in the DSMM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Metaphysics) or if I just made up the term the same way I just invented the DSMM. Either way, there is something elegant about the fact that the word agnostic is […]
One of the sayings that Groucho Marx was famous for was, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.”
This is the second piece I have written in honor of the NOW Foundation’s 15th annual Love Your Body Day taking place on Oct. 17th. If you are interested in participating in a two week NOW fundraiser in honor of Love Your Body Day visit About Curves and find out how you can help!
You know the phenomenon. It’s the thing that happens when you first learn about something or someone. Perhaps it is a new word. Then over the next week or so EVERYWHERE you go…voila! The word you just learned is in the crossword puzzle the next morning. You are on the phone with a friend and […]
“You like me, right now, you like me!”
Persephone Magazine: You were the winner of American Apparel’s “Next Big Thing” contest, where plus-size women could upload their photos at a chance to model with the company. Of course, your photos (while awesomely hot) were a jab at the intentions of the company, which has never really been fat-friendly, nor woman-, race- or really, […]
A few days ago, I recorded an interview with Sharon Crawford for The Spiritual Path To Food And Body Freedom Summit (feel free to check out it out here). I was asked to speak about Health At Every Size(SM), and bring that different perspective to the summit. I talked about all of the benefits of […]
I was hooked on Treme from the first episode. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, it’s a show that follows the lives of a number of inter-related characters in post-Hurricane-Katrina New Orleans. It’s been getting a lot of acclaim for its great writing, moving storylines, amazing music, and fine acting.
Michele Matthews is someone to behold ““ describing herself as a “person who says unpopular things.” I first met Michelle at a conference on body image, wherein she stressed the idea that as we talk about fighting media images with consumer dollars, not everyone has those consumer dollars. She is currently a social work student […]
If we really cared about health in America, we wouldn’t be worrying about an obesity epidemic. This may sound ridiculous, but it’s true, because weight isn’t the problem. We don’t have an obesity epidemic.