No More Hunger Games: Unlearning a Lifetime of Habits and Societal Norms with Intuitive Eating

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By Valerie Martin Since I sat down 30 or 40 minutes ago to prepare for writing this post, I have been distracted not only by adorable cat pictures and Facebook, but also by my appetite. Twice, I’ve gotten up and made it as far as my bedroom door before deciding it’s not quite dinner time. (How apropos, given the topic at hand, … [Read more...]

Dare to Resolve to Ditch Dieting

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By Sharon Haywood, Co-Editor Aside from bikini season, late December and early January is the other time of year that we’re especially susceptible to feeling bad about our bodies. Special thanks to the media and the diet industry for ensuring we do by reminding us that we overindulged during the end-of-year festivities and we … [Read more...]

Sharon Haywood on the Body Wars of Argentina

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By Elena Rossini of The Illusionists March 4th – The Southbank Centre, London, U.K. I had been looking forward to this presentation all morning. Endangered Species London kicked off to a great start, with a speech by esteemed psychoanalyst and author Susie Orbach, a presentation by two of my favorite activists – Abi and Emma … [Read more...]

Endangered Species: Challenging Body Beautiful Culture

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By Sharon Haywood, Co-Editor If you happen to be in London over the next month, expect to see this gorgeous baby girl smiling out at you from various billboards, coupled with the question: “Is this the happiest she’ll ever be about her appearance?” … [Read more...]

A Second Round of Applause for the Book “Bodies”

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By Sharon Haywood If you think that body image issues are confined to girls and women in Western society, think again. Susie Orbach, the author of the 1979 groundbreaking bestseller Fat is a Feminist Issue, shines a light on the true nature of our body image afflictions in her latest book Bodies - and it isn't … [Read more...]