Tag: body image

TGIF (vol. 1): a body for every body? except mine. and those of most women i know.

Inaugural TGIF episode! Today I’m writing about one of my favorite topics. The original TGIF I had planned for today ended up getting just a little too heavy. I’ll keep it on the back burner for a future episode. Maybe. Today’s TGIF, therefore, is inspired by this tweet: Click here for an article by Kit

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talking to the stars

Be nice to the girl with the stars on her head! This is how The Running Green Girl interrupted me when I started complaining about some randomly offensive body part while trying on clothes this last weekend. You may remember this picture from a recent TBT post. Trophies in the background notwithstanding, the key piece here

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it’s not THAT bad. right? RIGHT?

I’m pretty sure that trying on swimwear is God’s lingering punishment against women for the sins of Eve way back at the beginning of the world. Seriously. The day before I left for Vegas, I found myself without a key piece of vacation wear: a swimsuit. So I (reluctantly) headed to my local department store to

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are you human-shaped?

I don’t remember where I got this, but I found it in an email I had sent to some girlfriends a while back. I had to write about it because: it’s just THAT AWESOME. As women, it’s so easy to look at ourselves and see only the bad things. We see that our hips are

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modern day torture devices

I have two words for you: Minimizing. Bras. Also: Spanx, pantyhose and high heels. Allow me to explicate: As I’ve mentioned before, I work from home. This means that I spend most of my days in yoga pants, tank tops, or just plain jammies, which means I am usually super comfortable. When I travel for

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plus size plus one….or five…six…seven? eight?

So never in a million years did I anticipate that my blog yesterday about “plus size” women and the media’s impact on body images would spark such a response. It appears that SecondHandMuse, Capricorn Sister, Andy Ennui, Ragu, Tina, Barbcue, Mestophales, and my dearest Vilate have all thrown in their two cents on the topic I posted about yesterday. I read them all, and

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a plus size what?

Another soapbox blog, people. I think that it’s safe to say that most women are at least a little concerned about their weight and/or body image. Women readers: if you are one of the point-oh-one percent that looks in the mirror and thinks that you’re absolutely fabulous the way you are, I think that is

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i’m big

Someone said I was “big” today. All my other qualities, my dreams and hopes and thoughts and sense of humor and personality was condensed to, “Oh, she’s big.” It keeps echoing in my head, I can’t get it out. I want to. I don’t want to keep thinking about it. I don’t want to let it bother me. I would much rather

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