Posts Tagged ‘Body Image’

Reeling and Healing

So a few weeks ago my brain made a crazy thought that was so loud, so angry, and so vicious that it made me cry: “What if [That Guy You Like] saw you doing this pole dancing shit? He’d be disgusted and repulsed, because you’re unattractive, and deep down you’re gross and unworthy of love.” Brain, you […] Read more…

Sweet Nothing Du Jour 6/27/12

I will most likely wind up spending the night at the office tonight.  Alls I’m sayin’ is: 1.  If the lawyers/clients eat all the fancy food in the conference room and leave none for me, my vengeance will be swift and mighty.  Or at least sullen and sulky. 2.  If the lovely people in the […] Read more…

Fighting

I have a confession to make.  I’ve told you that when I hear women around me talk negatively about their bodies, I speak up and tell them why I think they’re lovely, just as they are.  I do not comment on weight gained or lost by myself or by other people.  I do not cast judgment on […] Read more…

Sweet Nothing Du Jour 6/19/12

I’ve been working stupid amounts of overtime, and I can’t drink caffeine.  Let’s all laugh instead. If you don’t read Busty Girl Comics yet, you should.  The comics are funny, self-deprecating, witty, body-positive, inclusive, and fierce.  The wonderful Rampaige’s responses to reader questions, comments, and even attacks are like mini-master classes in standing up for […] Read more…

The Body Public, Part V

I don’t look like Actress McSuperstar. I never have, and it used to break my heart.  I have wept many, many times over the course of my life because of the state of my body.  I wanted a flat stomach so badly.  I wanted smaller boobs and a perky butt.  But neither my body, with its […] Read more…

The Body Public, Part IV

Overheard by Sweets I’m at the mall, and a pair of women are talking casually about other shoppers: “yikes, she really should not be wearing that, bless her heart.”  “Not with those hips, she should know better.”  “She does not have good cleavage, she should cover that up.”  “Those shoes are cute, but you know, […] Read more…

The Body Public, Part III

At my high school, one of the senior perks was that we could park our cars in a special reserved lot close to the school (the better to stumble into chapel just barely on time in the mornings). One day during a free period, one of my classmates came into the senior lounge looking upset. […] Read more…

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