Category Archives for In the News

Why I Love Hooker Make Over

The world of women thumbing through fashion magazines and loitering around make up counters for hundred dollar foundation and blush kits is a world that’s always been about the unattainable fantasy.

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Kim Kardashian’s Unlikely Champion

Disclaimer: I’m not on Kim Kardashian’s radar. I’m not even a blip in her world.I’m also not a fan of reality T.V., think that Honey-Boo-Boo is a good idea on any level, or appreciate what

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Suicide, Stigma, and Why Society Needs to Grow Up

Photo credit: ThinkstockParis Jackson survives a suicide attempt and the Internet laughs. So I dusted off my soapbox, put on my red lipstick just because I felt like it, and told a story of my own in my

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The Body Image Alternative World

I choose a photo shop free reality.I am always happy to see women angry enough to vent their frustration out at the media portrayals of women both on the journalism side and the advertising side of things.

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The Moral of the Story Is Stop Reading Magazines

Reading about the latest body image flap created by Seventeen magazine makes me thank God I don’t have a girl. Really, what I’m thanking Him for is that I don’t have a 53% chance of dealing with

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In Which We Say to Hell with Resolutions (the Vlog)

I wrote the following as a post for Girl Body Pride and meant for it to be posted and just walk away. But I’m being told the words I wrote don’t suck and that I should share them and read them and

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Other People’s Opinions and Jennifer Livingston

We all know the story by now. A newscaster receives an email from a viewer saying she is fat and her out for setting a poor public example so she responds on air and boom – viral. The

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My Half of the Sky

I am watching Half the Sky. I am feeling the weight of the world  in my heart.“…when rape is unfortunate but forgivable.”A quote from the documentary on PBS I learned about thanks to a

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Does The Media Get the Blame for Eating Disorders?

A friend recently sent me a link to an article on Ed Bites regarding the author’s thoughts on the media and eating disorders. The article, to be published in Emirates Woman magazine, is

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Ducks, PhotoShop, and Truth in Advertising

Let’s talk numbers, shall we? - 42% of girls in grades 1-3 want to be thinner- 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they’re dieting- 53% of 13 year old girls are unhappy

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