Disclaimer: This post is about me and my choices. It is up to each person to make his/her own choices. If you have had or want to have plastic surgery, that’s your choice. That is not what this post is about. I have always questioned society’s expectations of what I do with my body. For… Continue reading Plastic Surgery – I’m Not Having It
The September issue of Glamour magazine has a story about Jess Weiner, prominent body acceptance proponent and author of Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds From Now, and her realization that her weight was negatively impacting her health. I gave a speech I’d given before, telling the audience that it was important for every woman of… Continue reading Does Body Acceptance Lead to Obesity?
You have to understand, I’ve never had a body that looks like mine does now in my entire life. For most of that life, this body has been enveloped in a thick layer of fat. What I’m discovering underneath is thrilling. I will admit I can’t walk past a mirror or reflective glass without taking… Continue reading Body Appreciation
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…
Let’s get one thing straight: I did not set out to lose weight because I thought it would make my life better to be thinner. Being fat never held me back from living my life. I never had trouble finding a date in my twenties, despite my weight. In fact, I would say I am… Continue reading More to Life than Thin and Pretty
As 2010 comes to an end, I find myself thinking about changes I’ve made in my life in the last two years. Lost 114 pounds, went from size 22/24 to size 10. Quit smoking cigarettes Cut way back on drinking Made exercise a priority and a habit Went back to being vegetarian Stopped eating out… Continue reading Proof Positive, People Can Change
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