Browsing All posts tagged under »body image«

RIP Isabelle Caro, anorexic model turned activist

December 30, 2010


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


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 […]

Body-Image issues for men

November 4, 2010


While my focus in this blog and in my career in general has always been womens’ self-esteem and body image issues, that is not because I have ever believed that men do not have body-image issues as well. Quite the contrary! An article posted today, “Not for women only: Men join the battle of the bulge” […]

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

October 18, 2010


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 […]

Body Comments – How “You’ve lost weight” can be just as bad as “Does this make my ass look big?”

October 5, 2010


We all know that asking “Do these jeans make my ass look big?” is a conversational no-no.  It’s a no-brainer. It’s just asking for trouble. However, many of us may not realize that many things we say to each other, intending them to be compliments or just looking to relate, can hurt the self esteem […]

Hollywood Celebs Admit “I’m Always Hungry!”

September 8, 2010


  I came across a great blog post today with the above image from a magazine where Hollywood celebrities admitted that in order to maintain their camera-ready figures, they have to eat so little that they are always hungry.  The author of the post also discussed her brush with dieting obsession when she counted calories for a […]

Dove Video Protects Girls’ Self Esteem

September 8, 2010


A few years ago, Dove created a short video that demonstrates how cosmetics and photo retouching are used to create the unrealistic and unattainable images of female beauty that are used for billboard advertisements, and of course in magazines. (Haven’t seen the video? Watch it below!) Researchers have found that viewing this video helps protect […]