Category Archives: Body Image

Miscarriages and Body Image

I am currently watching Melrose Place on Netflix from the beginning, and there was an episode where Josie Bissett’s character had a miscarriage and how after the miscarriage she immediately wanted to lose the five pounds she gained, but after the loss she felt no better. This got me thinking about miscarriage and its effects…

Am I Desensitized by Body Image News?

When I first read the survey in the UK that almost one in three women attending university would swap a year or more of their life for their ideal body shape, I had a lot of feelings. I was sad, frustrated, mad and had many other various emotions; yet the one feeling I did not…

Love Your Flawz

I know I am probably the last person to come across this website – Love Your Flawz – but I found it’s absolutely wondering and inspiring and just HAD to share it with you all!!! My mom had seen a video on AOL, and was sharing her reactions to it, gave me the link, and was…

5 Body Image Lessons from “Say Yes to the Dress”

Yes I am going to say a TV show has lessons to learn in body image, self acceptance, confidence, boundary setting, and being true to you!! I started watching, on a whim, with my mentee on Netflix when indecisive over what to watch. If you are not familiar with the show – Say Yes to…

The Stripped Project: Part III

Written by: @StarrLitLove This week I had a revelation. An epiphany. Call it what you wish. It was fantastic. My dear friend and supporter, @VoiceinRecovery tweeted a link to a blog called The Stripped Project.  And it changed my life. First, I’d like to give a little background on my struggle with body image. I have…

The Stripped Project: Part II

Yesterday I introduced #TheStrippedProject and shared my response to it. I truly appreciate all the comments with initial reactions and thoughts to this project. I thought it would actually create a dialogue, with conflicting thoughts. I knew it was only MY response, and welcomed the dialogue. After all, sometimes these topics are challenging to talk…

The Stripped Project: Part I

The Stripped Project Mission Statement: The Stripped Project exists to provide a fair representation of real beauty in hopes of repairing the damage done by the skewed depictions of the human (especially female) form in traditional media. Note: This link has nudity, and if you do not like to see full body nudity, please do…

A Lesson in Body Image from William Rast Jeans & Marshalls

I love thrift shops. Love is probably an understatement. I am a bargain hunter by design, able to sift through and find labels, designs, colors, and leave with a huge collection of awesomeness. I went about a month ago and bought a pair of jeans I knew may or may not fit, but was the…

Top 10 Things the Marie Claire Issue has Taught Me

As a blogger I will always have differing opinions, points of views, responses to what I write I accept that people will not always agree with me I accept that my POV isn’t right for everyone I have a right to clarify, respond, and have a dialogue based on mutual respect Media Literacy is really…

Thank Your Body Today

Written by: ViR I have been asked recently “how do I work on my body image”? This question, especially in recovery, comes up often. Often, I have sat down and started to write on this topic and it sometimes seems so huge. This week I have come to some pretty amazing conclusions in my life…

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