There’s something I’ve been looking for in the books I read and the programs I watch on eating disorders. I devour this material with overly eager eyes. There is something in it that teaches me something very important about myself. There are echos of thoughts I have had myself and actions based on choices that… Continue reading Book: Thin, Grace Bowman
Portia de Rossi, born Amanda Rogers, recounts her struggle with her weight, self-image, eating disorder, and coming to terms with her homosexuality in her memoir, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain. The writing is clear, honest, and infinitely relate-able. She proves that feelings of self-loathing and dissatisfaction with one’s appearance have nothing whatsoever… Continue reading Book: Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, Portia de Rossi
Earlier this year, when I saw a picture of Crystal at her “plus size weight” I was amazed at how beautiful she was in a way you rarely see celebrated in the media. I consider myself a fan. I loved her book, Hungry. It had so many relate-able moments for me. I’ve written about her… Continue reading Crystal Renn, You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are
(the artwork is my own) There is beauty in everything, even ugly things. Beauty is a combination of form, color and motion. Certain formations provide for us an aesthetic experience. Each individual experiences a different version of beauty. Your vision of beauty may not be a choice. Just as some people love the flavor of… Continue reading Beautiful to Me
Where have all the curves gone? It seems like everywhere I look these days in the media and advertising world, I see one particular type of female body portrayed. This body type is what I would call the thin teenager type. In all reality, even most teenagers aren’t this thin without some seriously restrictive eating. … Continue reading Grown Women Have Curves
When what you see in the mirror doesn’t match what the numbers say, get a second opinion.
I really do not like the bony look. I almost wrote “I really do not get the bony look” but I think I do get it. The fatter we get as a society the more we worship thinness. Our imagery features thinner and thinner women, as our reality features bigger and bigger ones. If we… Continue reading Stick Thin is In