Jess Weiner: When Loving Your Body Goes Wrong

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By Pia Guerrero “How Loving My Body Almost Killed Me”, a Glamour magazine interview with popular body image and self-acceptance advocate, Jess Weiner, hit magazine stands today. As you can imagine, many size-acceptance activists and advocates are not embracing the title--or the piece. … [Read more...]

100 Days Without Mirrors

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On those days when you look in the mirror and all you see is ugly, avoiding your own reflection can be an effective on-the-spot strategy in breaking the cycle of negative self-talk. But what might be the consequences of giving up mirrors for an extended period of time? Could it trigger a more positive view of your body? Or would it … [Read more...]

To BE or To Be Looked At?

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By Lexie Kite at BeautyRedefined.net; Cross-posted with permission. You are capable of much more than being looked at. Have you thought about this statement? Do you understand the gravity of it? This was the first of the four messages Lindsay and I carefully chose for our billboard campaign going up in June, and it gave … [Read more...]

Living a Limitless Life

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By Sharon Haywood “Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around someone, no hands to experience touch, or to hold another hand with. Or what about being born without legs? Having no ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand on two feet. Now put both of those scenarios together: no arms and no legs. What would you do? … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Scars

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I had two surgeries last week. I'll write more about why soon but for now let's just say these surgeries will leave 4 three-inch scars inside the elbow of my left arm. Appropriate in light of last week's Halloween celebrations as it looks like I was clawed trying to escape Freddy Kruger's evil grasp. After the surgery I looked … [Read more...]

What Do You Get When a Boy Dresses Like a Girl? Acceptance!

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As a girl I liked to wear clothes that could be considered "boyish". I received no judgment or questioning just love and support from my mom who let me dress myself at 3 years old. Why should it be different for little boys who are drawn to wear colors and things that sparkle and flow? This segment from the Seattle show, New Day … [Read more...]

What Men Really Think of Your Body Before Sex

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...It’s 1 a.m., and that someone special has decided to walk you all the way to the front door after an incredible date. You already know it’s about to go down, since the two of you have been dancing around the horizontal waltz for far too long. So far so good, after the first rounds of your short-lived courtship. But holding … [Read more...]

Gabby Sidibe in Bazaar: Curvy in Couture

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By Ophira Edut As much as we criticize fashion magazines, now and then a small victory for body-love comes along. The February 2010 Harper's Bazaar has jumped on the Precious-loving bandwagon by adorning breakout star Gabourney "Gabby" Sidibe in a red Tommy Hilfiger dress, with sparkly Harry Winston strands. I, for one, must … [Read more...]

Accept Your Body by Reading Your Face

There's a whole lot of wisdom happening in your body?and on your mug?and you can benefit immensely from understanding it.

by Contributor Mary Joo What if your face told the real story about your personality and character, how you'll fare in love, whether you'll end up rich or struggling to succeed? According to the ancient art of Chinese face reading, your destiny is-literally-written all over your face. Could an un-Botoxed brow leave you passed … [Read more...]

When White Goes Wrong…

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In April of this year Texas Republican state representative, Betty Brown, said that voters of Chinese descent should change their names so that they are easier to pronounce. Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese - I understand it's a rather difficult language - do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens … [Read more...]