Fat. I am going to use that word repeatedly in this post and other similar words. I know the word cuts some people like a knife. I used to be like that. I didn’t want to ever hear this word, let alone spend time thinking about it or possibly even applying it to myself, even… Continue reading Making Peace with the “F” Word
After overcoming disordered eating in her teens, Crystal Renn rose to fame as a plus size model and author of the book Hungry, a memoir about starving herself thin to fulfill her dream of modeling, her recovery, and venture into the world of plus size modeling. Crystal gained fame for embracing her curves and modeling… Continue reading Crystal Renn – A Role Model for Body Acceptance at any Size
If you said “curves,” you’re on the same page as quite a few advertisers and body activists these days. But what exactly makes a woman “real?” As far as I know, we are not living in some Matrix-Inception-esque world of illusions and fake people. Therefore, it stands to reason that all women are “real women.”… Continue reading Real Women Have…
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
There’s another article about plus size clothing in the New York Times today. Interestingly, it touches on some of the points of my previous blog entry Numerical Stereotypes, Is a 189 Pound Woman Fat? Here is today’s article. Plus Size Wars Which of course I had to comment upon. Many of the comments to any… Continue reading Women come in many sizes and clothing should too
My current weight is 189 pounds. Some people reading this probably think I’m still pretty fat. There’s a huge misconception out there that any woman who weighs more than 120 pounds is a big fat fattie. I’m no waif. But I’m not fat either. I’m healthy. Would you consider Marylin Monroe fat? I look thinner… Continue reading Numerical Stereotypes: Is a 189 Pound Woman Fat?