Category Archives: Body Image

Open letter to strangers

Dear random man on the street, Thank you for pointing out how my hair is going grey. I really appreciate that today, my birthday of all days, you took the time to stop me on the street and tell me … Continue reading

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Sizing up

First, I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Between friends’ weddings, trips home, and finishing graduate school, things have been slightly crazy. Second, check out this awesome article over at Feministe. It’s all about the difference in sizes from … Continue reading

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My Own Little Pot Belly

Say hello to our third guest poster Lyz Pfister.  Lyz brings up some great ideas about how we reinforce our own body image — it is one thing to be influenced by the culture around us, and another very different … Continue reading

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Why I like the way I am — Part 2

As I read these posts before posting, I’m encouraged by what people have to say (and how much better than can say it than me!).  We may not all like ourselves 100% of the time, but these women have some … Continue reading

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Why do I like the way I am?

Below is a guest post (our first!) by fellow feminist Stephanie Harig. Good question. Admittedly, I cringed when I first read the email from my dear friend Lisa requesting this blog post. I mean: I’m having a nice vacation and … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Body Image

Over the holidays I thought a lot about body image.  It seemed like once I was removed from my feminist world, the negative body images poured in, most likely influenced by my mother’s Wii Fit (nothing can make you feel … Continue reading

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