Category Archives: Body Shaming

A Thanksgiving PSA

A little PSA as we approach Thanksgiving and all the holiday things. This morning I heard my first calorie shaming comment of the season – you know, the whole “REMEMBER! The average American eats X calories at Thanksgiving dinner. That … Continue reading

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The morning after

The morning after holidays can be rough – like a hangover, but for guilt and judgement: “I ate too much (fill in the blank).” “I’m a disgusting pig for eating my kid’s candy.” “Diet starts today!” And so goes the … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, Oprah, But You’re Not Helping

I recently wrote a piece in Thought Catalog in response to Oprah’s decision to buy stock in Weight Watchers. It’s not about judgement, but it is about rampant body shaming and the power we have to accept our bodies exactly … Continue reading

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Why Monday isn’t about “starting over”

Confession: I started writing this a couple of weeks ago with the full knowledge that as soon as November hit, so too would the holiday body shaming. It’s like everything else related to the season – once Halloween has passed … Continue reading

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It’s not you, Oprah. (But you’re not helping.)

Yesterday’s announcement that Oprah bought 10% of Weight Watcher’s stock (effectively causing the company’s stock to double) raised a lot of eyebrows – though it probably shouldn’t. To me, it’s just more evidence that diets don’t work – and that … Continue reading

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#TakeBackPostpartum – a new mom takes on post-baby body shaming

When it comes to body shaming, subjecting ridiculous ideals on new moms is especially deplorable. Kudos to this momma for celebrating her shape and opening up the conversation about priorities in a recent Huffington Post article. In “The Moving Experience … Continue reading

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