Tag Archives: Body Image

Lowered Expectations: The Experience of Dating While Fat

TweetYears ago, Mad TV used to have a skit called “Lowered Expectations”. It made fun of video dating ads, and usually had someone who was considered “weird” or “undesirable” creating an unintentionally funny video to place on a dating website or program. I used to laugh a lot at this, because at the time, it [...]
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10 Things You Never Thought You Could Learn from Kim Hall’s Letter to Teenage Girls

TweetKimberley Hall is a mom who wrote a blog post in the form of a letter to her sons’ female friends who were posting sexual pictures of themselves on social media outlets. This letter went viral. I posted it on my Facebook account and I have never received such a huge response to a post [...]
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For The Plus-Size, Summer is a Time of Scrutiny

TweetSince becoming plus-size after graduating from high school, donning a swim suit has been less and less of an option.  It’s not even about other people’s negative viewpoints; I have more of an issue with wanting to be anonymous and not wanting to be viewed like the hottest toy at Wal-Mart during Christmas season.  This [...]
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Backhanded compliments

TweetRecently I went home for some holiday festivities with the fam, including a get-together at my mom’s best friend’s house… aka my “other mother.” It was nice to see some old, familiar faces… teachers from elementary school, the family I used to babysit for, etc. I hadn’t seen most of these people in at least [...]
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Singin’ the praises of American Idol season 12’s all-female finale

This undoubtedly sends a message to the recesses of girls’ and women’s minds that their bodies, whatever size and shape, are beautiful vessels in which they can do amazing things.
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