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He Says I’m Too Fat, But What Bothers me Most is my Response

I abandon my body completely, as if it were a one-legged stepchild, by saying, “You’re right. I do need to lose 3, 5, 10 pounds. I’ll do it soon.”

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Finally YSL’s Image of a Underweight Model Banned by the ASA.

I was shamed for wanting healthier models. Then the ASA agreed with me.

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Lane Bryant’s Response to Victoria Secret’s “Perfect Body” Campaign

I absolutely love the Lane Bryant “I’m No Angel” campaign.

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Three Bodies

“Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan. But not because I don’t want to grow up. I’m like Peter Pan in that I’m chasing my shadow, only my shadow is my body.” – Lisanne Sartor

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The Interactive Mirror Surprise! (Video)

When these women look into an interactive mirror, they are not expecting what is about to happen …

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One Advertiser Takes a Stunningly Bold Step!

In a recent Today Style article Marisa Kabas writes: “Last month, (e-retailer) ModCloth was the first company to sign onto the ‘Truth in Advertising Heroes Pledge,’ an outgrowth of the Truth in Advertising bill, which was introduced to Congress back

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How Becoming a 1950s Pin Up Girl Boosted my Body Image!

Last week I got to be a Bombshell. I’ve always wanted to be a Bombshell, and am grateful to chocolate and french bread for making it all possible. Like a lot of women, I always have my eye on what

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Colbie Caillat’s “Try” Made Me Cry

My new favorite song from Colbie Caillat. But the glorious images rival the beauty of her voice.

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Fact: The Way We Eat Our Food Is The Way We Make Love

If you’ve been anywhere around this site or my social media networks you are probably incredibly sick of seeing my 1950s pin-ups. I’m posting them everywhere because I love them. These photos are a reminder to stop the negative body

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Her Before Photo was “Fit,” And her After Photo was “Fat”

Aussie mother of three, Taryn Brumfitt, found her body “disgusting.” In an effort to love her body, she entered a weight-lifting beauty competition. She made her body “perfect” by Western standards and still felt disgusting. Thus, she began The Body

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The Internet Bought her a Vagina

News Flash: Internet Buys Vagina! I’m beginning to realize I somehow manage to work the word “vagina” into about eighty percent of my posts. I suppose this means I was dropped on my vagina as a child and she’ll never

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The Scar Project

Are You Afraid Your Body Isn’t Beautiful After an Accident or Surgery? (Body Image Issues) Today I received a comment that made my heart ache. Melanie read Ruby’s story in our Love Your Body Now series and wrote this: “Ruby

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How I Came to Love My Soft Tummy

Body Image Issues Begone! “What’s this?’ I asked a roided-out Gold’s gym employee. I was holding a fistful of my own soft, round flesh, which seemed to have suddenly appeared beneath my belly button two Mondays ago. I was twenty-eight

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What’s Girlfriend Poker?

Whose Is Worst? Ladies, have you ever bonded with fellow ladies by describing all of the things you don’t like about your body, and one-upping each other? Here’s a potential conversation between my middle-aged friend Emily and me: Me: The

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A New Study on how to Heal Body Image Issues (The Kissing Video)

Okay, just stop judging your body. Have you stopped? Good. Now, how does your body feel? Mine feels pleasantly tired after working out hard in Pop Physique. My hands are a little sticky and sweaty on the keyboard. My tummy

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Which is Better? “Normal Barbie” or “Real-Life Barbie?”

Barbie’s gotten a lot of flack over the last decade for having body proportions that are anatomically impossible. Her Highness of Vapidity has even been accused of creating body image issues which can lead to anorexia, bulimia and death. (And

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Petitioning Yves Saint Laurent, to Stop Using Images of Painfully Thin Models

I was sitting in my office (the bathroom) flipping through the latest Vanity Fair. I was annoyed that Julia Roberts was on the cover — with legs as long as the Great Wall of China — sitting on the steel-hewn

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Are You Spectatoring During Sex??

My first lover was a USC football player with 0% body fat. He looked like this: You’d think we would have had hot sex. And every now and then we did. But a lot of the time I was, what

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Is Lena Dunham Really Fat?

At first I thought Lena Dunham (the creator, director and star of HBO’s Girls) was fat. I thought her breasts were underachievers. Her belly, with all of its flouting-the-zeitgeist rolls, made me a little uncomfortable. From there, Lena’s litany of nudity crimes

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I’m Prejudiced Against Women With Fake Breasts

The Alcoholic Hairdresser … who erroneously dyed my blond hair black, then blamed it on my anti-depressents, then had to strip my hair of all color — which burned my scalp — which caused her to pull out a veritable

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I Will Eat Myself Thinner!

This is what I’ve noticed about trying to lose weight.   I eat more.  Here’s how it goes: I eat a brownie. I’m mad at myself for eating the brownie. Then I think, “Well, I’ve already blown it, might as

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Debaculous Holiday Eating

I coined a new word. “Debaculous.” Ridiculous debacle. I’ve been eating like eight reindeer. But can I really call it “Holiday Eating?” I’ve had the same ignominious relationship with food for the last five years. Me: I’m not eating sugar

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