Social Construct
9 05, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Might Possibly Be A Scumbag

By | May 9th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct|26 Comments

“He doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people,” Lewis said.

8 05, 2013

Neither Soul Food, Nor “Slave Food,” Made You Fat

By | May 8th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Social Construct, The Op-Eds|38 Comments

A brief introduction to the Soul Food Series on BGG2WL.

2 05, 2013

On Being and Leaving Behind “The Fat Bitch”

By | May 2nd, 2013|Social Construct|15 Comments

In talking about being the envied fit chick, the "fat bitch" appeared...

17 01, 2013

Hierarchy of Food Needs: How Do You Get GOOD Food When There’s No Food?

By | January 17th, 2013|Food 101, Social Construct|6 Comments

Explained and applied to our food stamp convo.

15 01, 2013

Re-Examining – And Re-Defining – The Athlete’s Body

By | January 15th, 2013|Social Construct|24 Comments

In the 2002 book Athlete, photographer Howard Schatz takes a photo set of over 125 athletes...

24 12, 2012

On A Scale Of 1-10, How Much Does This Offend You?

By | December 24th, 2012|Social Construct|38 Comments

"The message: your wife [...] is too fat. Solution: adultery."

7 11, 2012

Vanity Sizing: Accidentally Masking Weight Gain?

By | November 7th, 2012|Social Construct|24 Comments

A brief discussion of vanity sizing and our [seemingly unhealthy] connection to the size on the dress.

16 10, 2012

“Don’t Lose Any Weight.. I Love A Big Fine Woman!”

By | October 16th, 2012|Social Construct|41 Comments

How do you deal with a significant other telling you that you shouldn't lose weight?

10 09, 2012

Video Vault: Watch The Photoshop Diet In Action

By | September 10th, 2012|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct|13 Comments

Ever wondered just how simple it is to Photoshop yourself a new body?

6 08, 2012

No Myths Here: Food Stamps, Food Deserts and Food Scarcity

By | August 6th, 2012|Social Construct, The Op-Eds|20 Comments

Living in the projects, living with food deserts, living with food stamps, living in silence.

2 08, 2012

Body Image, Self-Worth & Sexuality: Dark Skin, A New Documentary

By | August 2nd, 2012|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|57 Comments

A new documentary shines a light on the struggles of women of a deeper hue.

17 04, 2012

Ham Hocks, Pig’s Feet & Chitlins: Offal And The Scraps

By | April 17th, 2012|Social Construct, What Are You Eating?|27 Comments

On the history of "scraps" in Black cuisine, and why we should embrace it more now.