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?
One year ago today, I started this blog. (Happy Birthday, Blog!) One of my first posts summed up my prior weight struggles: I lost 100+ pounds and gained it all back Here I am, exactly one year later and I have undone the damage that I previously did and undid and did again. So today… Continue reading I lost 100+ pounds, gained it all back, lost it again, and I will never gain it back.
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
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
So much of life as a woman revolves around appearance. We live in a time where imagery surrounds us and much of this visual stimulation is focused on the nude or nearly nude female body. The bodies we see on every magazine cover and in every television commercial are idealized to the point that they… Continue reading Weight Loss as a Feminist Act
Have you ever noticed that most short girls want to be tall and most tall girls want to be short? Have you noticed that women with small breasts long for enhancement and women with large breasts long for reduction? They try to sell us the idea that each woman can look like ANY woman. We… Continue reading Beautiful Female Body Types (Yes, there is more than one)