Tag:Body Image

Video Vault: America The Beautiful

By | May 13th, 2015|Video Vault|

A documentary on body image and weight in the fashion industry, and a write-up from its creator.

What Rush Limbaugh Has To Say About Michelle Obama, And Why I Don’t Care

By | March 4th, 2015|Health News|

"...our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.."

Victoria’s Secret Models, Runway Walking and Booty Paint

By | November 14th, 2014|Body Image|

"People don't realize that there are about 20 layers of makeup on my butt alone."

Being Overweight Increases Risk of STDs and Unplanned Pregnancies?

By | November 14th, 2014|Health News|

People who are obese are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies?

My Thoughts On The Vogue Italia “Plus-Sized” Cover, “Real Women,” and Body Snarking

By | November 3rd, 2014|Body Image, Social Construct|

On the "real women have curves" mentality, "plus-size celebration" issues and body snarking.

Retouching, Body Image and The Photoshop Diet: When Playboy Models Aren’t Even Enough

By | October 3rd, 2014|Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|

Not even the Playboy girls are naturally "perfect."

Black Women, Body Image And Our Relationship To The Life-Sized Barbie

By | September 15th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|

What does your relationship with Barbie look like?

From Retouching To Plastic Surgery: Minorities And Assimilation

By | August 22nd, 2014|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty|

After writing so much about retouched pics of women, let's talk about surgery...

A Celebration of the Post-Baby Body

By | May 6th, 2014|Body Image|

Saw this on TakePart, and thought it was wonderful... so I needed to share: Photographer Jade Beall never believed she lived up to traditional standards of beauty. And so when she snapped a semi-nude self-portrait of her un-retouched post-partum body, and published it on her Facebook page, she was somewhat surprised at how popular the [...]

Body Image: Feeling Like You’re Never Enough

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

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

AP Highlights Risks and Dangers of Booty Injections

By | January 27th, 2014|Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|

Stories of booty injections gone horribly wrong.

Why “Inner Beauty” Isn’t Enough

By | November 1st, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|

"You know it wasn’t the typical what you see on magazines. You know just having far apart eyes and having different features, you know, high cheek bones and different things you kinda have to grow into. I definitely struggled with that."

Retouching, Body Image and The Photoshop Diet

By | October 7th, 2013|Body Image|

An in-depth look at airbrushed and retouched photos.

How Losing Weight Made Me A Feminist

By | August 27th, 2013|My Journey|

Feminism isn't all about hating men and burning bras, y'all.

The Onion’s Satirical “Anorexic Woman” Post Rings Truer Than Expected

By | June 8th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image|

“The curves of her rib cage, the stunning watery eyes, the patch of shiny scalp peeking through her brittle, thinning hair—she’s basically got the whole package.”

Q&A Wednesday: Is This The Size My Body Wants Me To Be?

By | January 31st, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Just wondering how can you tell if you're body is saying.."Okay Enough..This where I'm supposed 2 be"?

On Body Image: The Darwinian Theory of Beauty

By | December 21st, 2012|Standards of Black Beauty|

Why do we consider things beautiful? How does this affect our body image?

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|

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

The Quest For Healthy Body Image

By | February 23rd, 2012|Body Image|

Developing a healthy approach to body image for a woman who wants to lose weight.