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…
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?
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