Tag: body image

Five Things You Learn When Appearing on the TODAY Show to Discuss Post-Baby Body Image

  In case you missed it, here’s the clip of me from earlier in the week, talking about our bodies after giving birth.  If you’re like me and actually hate clicking on videos (my brain is less patient without the written word as a visual stimulus), the spot can be summarized thusly:  love your body

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Older But Not Wiser? Respecting Your Elders While Respecting Yourself.

It is generally accepted that as we grow older, we gain the kind of wisdom that can only come with life experience.  There is a cultural norm of respecting your elders that I always assumed had something to do with this principle:  in short, grandma has been on this earth longer than you, so shut

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“I Don’t Have to Be Nice, I’m Pretty!”

People, these are the words that came out of my two-year-olds mouth. TWO YEARS OLD. And a fresh two, like closer to one than three. I couldn’t believe it. A little background, I consider myself a feminist. I’ve also given dozens of talks to young women about the importance of learning to view media with

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Loving your post-baby body

Let’s face it, it’s easy to pinpoint the myriad of things we DON’T like about our post partum bodies. But, quite unexpectedly, pregnancy and birth have altered the way I look in ways I actually DO like, as well. So, for today at least, I’m choosing to ignore the changes I’m not so happy with

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Disappointed in Disney

If you have young children, chances are you have seen (or at lease heard of) the Disney movie Brave. Months ago I  rented the movie to watch with my daughter Caroline. She began taking an interest in other Disney princess movies, like Cinderella, and so I wanted to show her a different type of princess. The main character,

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New Moon Girls

If you are like me, you may like the occasional indulgence in magazines such as Cosmo and People.  However, I often find myself looking at the (few) articles that promote female empowerment (whether career-related, or about body image) with a mixed bag of emotions.  While these articles are encouraging (and needed) they are usually buried beneath mounds

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