For a long time I have wanted to move away from where I live now. My current location is a place I tried out for my job. I did not know whether I would like it or not when I chose to move here from the other side of the country, but I have always… Continue reading Many Doors Open
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
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