Cycling Up

March 04, 2012
This post was written by Sally McGraw of Already Pretty You know how, when you’re feeling kinda wretched about the current state of your bod, you tend to lose interest in shopping And eventually, shopping apathy morphs into diminished interest in clothes And sometimes THAT indifference becomes an inability to engage in basic grooming It’s a fun little cycle, and we’ve all been there Usually, a girl’s gotta hit bottom to shake loose ... keep reading

We Don't Have "Problem Areas"

March 03, 2012
This post was written by Patti of Not Dead Yet Style Oh boy, this is a pet peeve I hear it mostly on the home shopping channels (gulp, if I ever, um, happen to have the TV tuned to one of them while I am, errr, polishing up an article for the New York Times) The cheery host or model points to the latest tunic top (two easy payments!) and delivers the good news: it covers all those problem areas! I know they mean our midriffs, in this case ... keep reading

An Announcement

March 02, 2012
This post is written by Rosie Molinary Years ago, there was an ad (Nike) that I just loved  It read: You are born  And oh, how you wail! Your first breath is a scream Not timid or low, but selfish and shattering, with all the force of waiting nine months under water Your whole life should be like that: An announcement I tore it out when I saw it and plastered it on my vision wall in my bedroom, my eyes focused on those words: an ... keep reading

The Danger of a Single Ideal Body

February 29, 2012
This post is written by Caitlin of Fit and Feminist Recently, I came acros a blog post by a personal trainer in which she explored the one of my least favorite terms as applied to women’s bodies – the word “bulky”  Any weight-training woman is familiar with this term, as it is often the first thing other women will say as their reason for refusing to lift weights  The idea is that lifting weights will lead to the development of big ... keep reading

Why I Write About Body Image

February 27, 2012
This is a guest post written by the lovely Kate of Eat the Damn Cake I write about body image because I love eating cake, but women around me are always dieting I write about body image because I have been told it doesn't matter, but every year, more girls have eating disorders I write about body image because everyone cares about beauty, no matter how much we tell ourselves we don't And because, really, we are beautiful, no matter how much we ... keep reading