Category Archives for Other People’s Perceptions

Why I Chose To Regress Women’s Rights in Defiance

One of the questions I get asked most often at signings is why I chose to regress women’s rights in the city-state of Baalboden in DEFIANCE. I’ve heard everything from anger that I would regress

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Remembering Tony Soprano (Just the Way He Was)

His complexity made him real. And his eyes…what were we saying again?Because we ask the world to stop judging us solely on appearance and remind ourselves that we must celebrate ourselves as we are,

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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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Operation Bathing Suit

It is the email subject line that stops my heart like clockwork every year: “Pool Opens This Weekend.”Wasn’t it just New Year’s Day two minutes ago?Remember New Year’s? That day nearly half a

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Knots

In a recent email exchange with a certain family member about mental health (ok, my mental health), it didn’t take long before finding myself in familiar and somewhat frustrating territory.With

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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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Your Truth

What is truth? Is it something told or something lived?Think about that question. Really think about the difference. Because there is a difference.You can speak truthfully, but still live a lie.In

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Waiting for the Mean Girl

Photo credit: Jennifer CollinsWhen I was a little girl, my mother always told me that I was unique.  That in all of creation there had never been anyone just like me.  That my life had a purpose. 

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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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