Claire Mysko

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The Wolf In The Cereal Bowl: How Special K And Other Companies Co-Opt Body Acceptance To Sell Body Shame

It wasn’t long ago that Special K was selling us on the idea that we could “drop a jean size in two weeks” by replacing meals with cereal, shakes and…

Claire Mysko | September 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Why Is The Company That Brought Us “Camp Gyno” Telling Us to Be “Discreet” About Our Periods?

Ever since that Camp Gyno ad hit, my feeds have been gushing over with all kinds of happy, squishy Period Power. Look at that little whippersnapper! She said “vag.” And…

Claire Mysko | July 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Feminists Have Food And Body Image Issues, Too: 5 Ways To Get Over The Shame

I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder. As a teen I marched on Washington for women’s rights. I put…

Claire Mysko | June 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know What I Weigh — The Case for Stepping Off the Scale

The June issue of Allure has the usual headlines about what beauty products to buy and how to get good hair and better skin. Also thrown into the sexy, sun-kissed…

Claire Mysko | May 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

10 Life Lessons From The Book From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

I turned into a teary-eyed sap as I read the New York Times obituary of Newbery Award-winning author E.L. Konigsburg, who died last Friday. Her classic young adult novel, From the

Claire Mysko | April 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

Once upon a time — before URLs, handles, likes and shares — I put some good old-fashioned postage stamps inside an envelope and sent away for a zine (made of…

Claire Mysko | April 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm