Posts tagged "body image"

True Confessions: Pinterest Depresses Me

True Confessions: Pinterest Depresses Me
I’ve been really confessional lately. Sorry I can’t help it. I love love love Pinterest. I’m a visual person and I find it a very helpful tool to organize my visual refs and things that inspire me. It’s a good tool for those who love to make treasure maps or vision boards. I like to... Read more »

Mae West: A Body Image Icon

Mae West: A Body Image Icon
“I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.” ~ Mae West I recently came to the point in my life when I really needed to adopt a spiritual badass. I needed to be inspired by a larger-than-life persona. Maybe other people prefer more serene spiritual guides but Mae West works for me. Why? She is... Read more »

Body Image in Movies

Phat Girlz. In this entertaining movie Monique is pursued by a handsome African man who actually prefers bigger women and rejects the skinny ones.
The upcoming Oscars got me thinking about body image in movies. The following movies came to mind. If I forgot one let me know!
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One Hot Photo

One Hot Photo
Remember that photo that was popping up on Facebook comparing Kiera Knightly and other young actresses to the full-bodied beauties of Bettie Paige and Marilyn Monroe? Well it’s follow-up photo is pretty funny. I have to give thanks to awesome coach Joy Tanksley for sharing it. It just goes to show us that each decade... Read more »

Rosie's Wonderful New Year Trifecta

Rosie's Wonderful New Year Trifecta
The Rosie I am speaking of is Rosie Molinary, author, speaker, and teacher. She is one of my favorite body image mentors. Rosie’s second book, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance, was published in October 2010 by Seal Press.  Hijas Americanas, her book on Latina body image in America, was published by... Read more »