Feminism

Just The Way You Are: ‘I Will Not Diet’ Tosses Out New Year’s Resolutions to Focus on Accomplishments, Not Failures

Society views New Year’s as a time to start fresh. A clean slate. Many of us write resolutions. We tally laundry lists of improvements – weight we need to lose, healthy foods we must eat, money we shouldn’t spend – flagellating ourselves for our past mistakes. But what if we stopped focusing on our shortcomings … Continue reading

Feminism / Veganism

Guest Post: Loving Animals, Loving Myself: How Veganism is Changing My Self-Image

Written by Erin Plante. Originally published at Eat Plants and Run. Reprinted with permission. Sleepovers with my step-sister B. were the best.  When she came over, the whole house and yard became full of imagination and play.  The living room turned into a swamp full of alligators, as we scrambled from couch to loveseat or … Continue reading

Feminism

The Weight of Words: ‘How Much Do You Weigh?’ Project Opens Door to Discuss Body Image & Taboo of Weight Shame

“Have you lost weight?” “You look so skinny!” “These jeans make my ass look fat.” These are some of the things we as women say to one another…and to ourselves. Our discourse may revolve around weight but we don’t share how much we weigh. Declaring your weight can be a radical act. Exposing and exploring … Continue reading

How I Came to Embrace My Looks and Eventually Love My Body
Feminism / Food & Gender / Veganism

How I Came to Embrace My Looks and Eventually Love My Body

During my childhood, my mother and grandmother constantly dieted. Both women continuously struggled to either lose or maintain their “ideal” weight. Having a thin build, I never thought much about my own weight. I biked around my neighborhood every day and ate lots of fruits and vegetables. I was happy with my body. But just … Continue reading

Feminism

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Written on the Body – Body Politics and the Media

So I’ve been SO overwhelmed by all of the awesomeness at CLPP’s Reproductive Justice Conference.  There are a ton of workshops happening simultaneously that I wish I could go to.  So I skipped out early on the Abortion Access in the U.S. workshop (my last post) and headed over to the workshop on Written on … Continue reading

Feminism

Bringing Up Baby: TV Celeb’s Adoption Comment Controversy

Jillian Michaels, the feisty fitness trainer for TV’s Biggest Loser, stirs up controversy in this month’s issue of Women’s Health.  In her interview, Michaels discusses her desire to have kids.  But she wants to adopt rather than give birth to her own children.  Part of her decision stems from her fear of being overweight, as … Continue reading