"My whole life I've had a love-hate relationship with style, and my body, and myself and self-consciousness," says London. "And I have not met very many women who haven't. I see incredibly successful women beating themselves up. There's something in our culture that allows us to believe we're never enough. I'm sick of it." [Washington Post]
"We're not alone in this. Every type of loving relationship deals with this shit. It's natural to take advantage and take for granted of the ones we love most. We have to recognize it and make sure we don't do it. Although it's a subconscious thing. I don't think there is control. The best we can do is make sure to make an effort to tell others we appreciate them."
I Ate a Donut Because I Was Sad and Other Lessons About Emotional Eating My relationship with food could either take up the shelf space of War and Peace AND Crime and Punishment combined, or, I could just over it and enjoy eating.
Friday topic: What does healthy look like? Between fat shaming, thinspo, thin shaming, curve glorification... it starts to feel like whatever you think of your body might be wrong and how you see beauty in others might be wrong if you don't think every human form is beautiful. So, some things to think about today. Fresh Off The Couch: What does healthy look like? Confronting the fashion industry for distorting healthy ideals.
"You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn't doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman's looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she's ugly, but everyone else thinks you're an idiot."
Can Plus-Size Male Models and Nude Photo Shoots Help Men's Body Image? Ok, not about women's body image but really interesting and related, I think, to the whole fat-shaming versus health-concern issue. Is my concern about the chubby hubbies in my life driven by media stereotypes of what men should look like or by a concern about heart disease? Am I allowed to say I want my partner to look as trim as he did 4 years ago because its sexy, or can I only say its because I want him healthy?…