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Fashion designers say, “Bye-Bye, Va-Va-Boom!”

February 26, 2011

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I was so excited when I read the article, “Va-Va-Boom” by Lynn Yaeger in the Sept 2010 issue of Vogue. The article described how fashion designers had hired Victoria’s Secret models for the catwalk shows and how wonderful it was to see some womanly curves on the runways, where curves had not been seen in decades: […]

RIP Isabelle Caro, anorexic model turned activist

December 30, 2010

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Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model who has struggled with anorexia since the age of 13, has died at the age of 28. In 2007, she was featured in an anti-anorexia ad campaign by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani and was working to get legislation passed to prohibit models from working if they become unhealthily […]

What Message Does Weight-Loss TV Send?

November 4, 2010

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This article, “What Message Does Weight-Loss TV Send To Teens?” by Camilla Nord, addresses how weight-loss TV and other weight-obsessed media affects teen self-esteem, but I think the ideas presented in this article apply to all of us! Here’s just a little snippet: Healthy weight is good; unhealthy weight loss is not. This is a […]

WTF, Marie Claire? Stop Size-ism in the Media!

November 2, 2010

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The internet is buzzing about Maura Kelly’s recent blog entry for Marie Claire entitled, “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV?).” There is an uproar on Twitter (#unfollowmarieclaire) and Facebook, and the magazine has received approximately 28,000 email responses to the post. Kelly is “excited and moved by their responses,” which means she really doesn’t […]

Go on, say it! What do you love about your body?

October 18, 2010

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In response to the conversation in the comments section on my Body Talk  post, I was already thinking of posting about positive body talk. It turns out that October 18-22, 2010 is Fat Talk Free Week.  Talk about synchronicity! It has always seemed to me that women are conditioned to argue with you rather than accept […]

Guilt or pleasure? Are you ready to rethink how you relate to food?

September 10, 2010

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 Do you find yourself beating yourself up for what you are eating rather than taking pleasure in the deliciousness of your food? I came across an inspiring blog post about being concious of what we are eating and appreciating our food, rather than making every meal a judgement-filled guilt-fest. The author decided to start saying grace before every meal as a way […]

America’s Next Top Model headlines Love Your Body Day

September 8, 2010

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(CBS) The battle of body image just got a little easier on the eyes. “America’s Next Top Model” season 10 winner Whitney Thompson has left her clothes at the door to headline this year’s “Love Your Body Day.” The event, created by Thompson’s poster mate, Chenese Lewis, hopes to help women accept themselves and feel […]