Archive for September 2011

The Body Beautiful App

The Body Beautiful App
I’m not super tech savvy but I could definitely get behind Body Beautiful, which is the only iPhone app that promotes positive body image and self-esteem for women and girls. Every day women can look forward to inspirational quotes, media articles, videos and tools to help us all love our bodies a little more. You can... Read more »

Happy Birthday Mimi Kirk

I featured Mimi Kirk in one of my most popular Chicago Eats Allergy Free posts titled Healthy Eaters Who Look Good. Most of the attention from that post went to the fabulous Mimi Kirk who is as of today 73 years old. She is the acclaimed Peta’s Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50. I have to say... Read more »

I Wish I Wrote These Blogs

I Wish I Wrote These Blogs
Last week I happened to read two awesome posts on beauty or as I like to put it redefining beauty. Eat the Damn Cake wrote this excellent post titled Where are the big-noised Disney Princesses? I used to love fairy tales but of course reading them really further fueled my low self esteem. According to... Read more »
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True Confessions: I Miss Benetton Ads

Beautiful and multi-cultural. You know I love the curls.
I know Benetton is still in existence and they even have a store in Lincoln Park but I do feel they are less influential and that’s a shame. For those who are too young to know Benetton allow me to recap. Benetton was a popular brand with super colorful clothes and super colorful models. I... Read more »

Why Do You Tattoo?

Why Do You Tattoo?
I remember reading an article about Henry Rollins and how he felt his tattoos made him into a separate race of white, blue, red, purple, black, yellow and green. I’ve been wanting to put together a post regarding tattoos. Yes, I am asking you to show me your tattoos (PG-rated only please). I want to... Read more »

Katie and Her Beautiful Friends

Katie and Her Beautiful Friends
I was watching the OWN network the other night and happened to catch Katie: My Beautiful Friends. At first I didn’t want to watch it right before bed as I knew I would get emotionally involved. Some of these stories and images are truly heartbreaking. Katie Piper is a British model who was attacked in... Read more »
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That Troublesome Middle Section

That Troublesome Middle Section
In addition to being a blogger and coaching clients I also make art. I had an opening a couple of nights ago at the Fulton Street Collective. This group show is titled The Exquisite Corpse (curated by Jenny Lam) and will be on display until the closing party on September 17. The Exquisite Corpse concept was... Read more »