Social Construct
5 06, 2014

A Follow Up To Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault & Weight Gain: Outside Perspective

By | June 5th, 2014|Social Construct, The Op-Eds|51 Comments

A white man's perspective of street harassment and interactions between men and women of color.

29 05, 2014

What Fat-Shaming Looks Like In Action

By | May 29th, 2014|Body Image, Social Construct|14 Comments

What shame is, what it does, and how to fight it on your own.

22 05, 2014

The “Let’s Move” Campaign: Is Childhood Obesity Talk Going Too Far?

By | May 22nd, 2014|Social Construct|26 Comments

Do anti-obesity campaigns promote fat-shaming?

1 05, 2014

On Becoming “That Fit Bitch”

By | May 1st, 2014|My Journey, Social Construct|103 Comments

You don't like her, but you'd better hope to become her.

13 03, 2014

What Does Healing Look Like?

By | March 13th, 2014|Social Construct|0 Comments

For survivors of sexual violence, what DOES healing look like? Inside, I offer my thoughts.

4 03, 2014

Body Image: Feeling Like You’re Never Enough

By | March 4th, 2014|Body Image, Social Construct|35 Comments

Why do we always feel like we're never enough?

13 02, 2014

It’s Not About YOU: Dealing With “Implied Judgment”

By | February 13th, 2014|It's All Mental, Social Construct|17 Comments

All you have to do... is do something they didn't.

2 12, 2013

How Racism (and Other Stressors) Might Be Affecting Your Health

By | December 2nd, 2013|Social Construct|11 Comments

"People at a social disadvantage are more likely to experience stress from racism. And they are less likely to have the resources to extinguish this stress, because they are at a social disadvantage."

7 11, 2013

On Badu and Our Bodies: Are We Comfortable In Our Own Skin?

By | November 7th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|17 Comments

I had my moment of analyzing Erykah Badu's latest video, and then - like most things pop culture - I was over it. Until... I just so happened to read Naked & Unashamed, and catch this quote at the end: "People have to be comfortable in their own skin before they can be comfortable with [...]

5 11, 2013

Sound Off: Share Your Thouhts on #BlackGirlsRock

By | November 5th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct|6 Comments

What was YOUR favorite part of Black Girls Rock?

28 10, 2013

In Defense of “Beautiful,” and a 7-Year-Old’s Future Afro

By | October 28th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|26 Comments

You don't think EVERYONE can be beautiful? Here's all the reasons why I disagree.

24 10, 2013

Young Black Boys vs Young Black Girls

By | October 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct|28 Comments

A comparative look at the experiences of black boys in school vs. black girls, and how it affects black women.

18 10, 2013

Kanye “Asks Kim To Lose Weight:” Would You Stay Or Leave?

By | October 18th, 2013|Celeb Watch, Social Construct|67 Comments

"'He even suggested Kim drop 20 pounds, arguing that Beyonce has a similar shape and she proved you can get that supermodel body using her lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup diet..."

15 08, 2013

Losing Weight Makes You Hate “Fat People?”

By | August 15th, 2013|It's All Mental, Social Construct|27 Comments

People who lose weight start to hate fat people?

15 08, 2013

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, & Weight Gain: Facing Facts

By | August 15th, 2013|Body Image, My Journey, Social Construct|83 Comments

Do sexual harassment and sexual assault play a large role in our emotional eating and weight problem?

15 08, 2013

Discuss: Pro-Plus Size Gym BANS Skinny People?

By | August 15th, 2013|Social Construct|51 Comments

"...what if your gym just has too many skinny, healthy people in it? [...] ...For some gymgoers, a plethora of thin, peppy gym rats can prove to be too big of an obstacle to overcome..."

23 07, 2013

“Food Is Not Just Food In The Black Community”

By | July 23rd, 2013|Social Construct|58 Comments

"Food speaks to nationalities, cultural roots and family traditions as much as anything..."

2 07, 2013

Portraits of Addiction: What Do Your See?

By | July 2nd, 2013|Social Construct|30 Comments

Paintings of women binging on food.

1 07, 2013

My “Black Women Are To Blame For Everything” Rant

By | July 1st, 2013|Social Construct|22 Comments

Y'all wonder why you're so stressed out and can only find release in overeating...

20 06, 2013

Why Aren’t Feminists Allowed To Lose Weight?

By | June 20th, 2013|Body Image, Social Construct|32 Comments

Are feminists not supposed to want to lose weight?