Kate Fridkis

Read more from Kate Fridkis

Mirror, Mirror: I Am Sexier As A Mom

I figured that after I had a baby my body would be like a soldier after war, with the proud, annoying battle scars that have a good story but don’t…

Kate Fridkis | October 29, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why You Should Take More Selfies

I am trying to be a little more organized, since I’m going to have a baby in about five minutes, and in honor of this effort, I sat down to…

Kate Fridkis | July 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mirror, Mirror: The Family Beauty

My husband’s grandmother looked like a movie star when she was young. You should see the pictures! There’s one of her perched on a rock in her bathing suit, and…

Kate Fridkis | July 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Permission To Eat

I eat my secret cookies in the middle of the night. There is something clandestine, furtive about my stealthy trip to the kitchen, long after the world has gone to…

Kate Fridkis | June 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: How I Want My Daughter To Look

I was so sure I was having a boy. I’d even given my baby a boy name, and I talked to my belly and told him he was a great…

Kate Fridkis | June 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why You Should Feel Good About The Way You Look Right Now

It seems like one Harvard professor or another in exceedingly blue, alarmingly stiff jeans is always coming out with a pop psych book about happiness and how misunderstood it is.

Kate Fridkis | May 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: I Stopped Using Shampoo

A little over a month ago, I stopped using shampoo. And, speaking as someone who has clearly never been in serious bodily danger, it felt like I was being very…

Kate Fridkis | May 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: First World Problems Are Real Problems

“My drive from work is too short for me to decide what to listen to on Spotify #firstworldproblems” was a recent tweet from the Twitter account First World Problems. The…

Kate Fridkis | April 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Problem With The Dove Real Beauty Sketches Campaign

Don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for the message “seriously, though, you’re beautiful.” And I agree with the viral clip, so many of us get distracted by all…

Kate Fridkis | April 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back

Well, of course, someone had to take some photos of me at a party, wearing my favorite dress (should I just stop wearing the clothes I love to events where…

Kate Fridkis | April 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Touch My Belly, Please

“Can I touch your belly?” my friend squealed, rushing towards it, hands outstretched.

Then she stopped in her tracks. “I mean,” she said, suddenly bashful, “only if it’s…

Kate Fridkis | April 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Sometimes I Like When Guys Compliment Me On The Street

Sometimes I’m walking outside and a guy I don’t know calls out a compliment. Sometimes I like it. I smile for a second and go on with my day. And…

Kate Fridkis | March 21, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: On Pregnancy And Body Image

I am 19 weeks pregnant. In pregnancy, everything is measured in weeks, and I keep wanting to wish my fetus a happy beginning-of-the-next-week birthday. Because we made it this far…

Kate Fridkis | March 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Personal Essays

When I started writing personal essays on the internet, I was half embarrassed, half proud. Even though I grew up in a generation that’s supposedly all about oversharing and Facebooking…

Kate Fridkis | March 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Thin Women Are Part Of The Body Image Conversation, Too

People like to make things into battles, with two opposing sides. You know, like in the Mommy Wars where breastfeeding is a battle cry and formula feeding is a ferocious…

Kate Fridkis | February 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: The Buzz Cut Beauty Queen

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love, right? Romance and pink things and flowers, too. It’s supposed to be about couples, but I want to selfishly celebrate by acknowledging…

Kate Fridkis | February 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: The Girl I Wanted To Be

She was really beautiful. She was the coolest girl ever. She always knew what to say, and she said it casually, like she barely had to think first. I wanted…

Kate Fridkis | January 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: The Photo Is Lying

I was looking seriously cute. My hair was behaving commendably, my face did not have anything obviously wrong with it, my belt was making my waist look seductive, and my…

Kate Fridkis | January 3, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mirror, Mirror: You ARE Pretty Enough To Find Love

The other day, a girl emailed me:
“I’m worried that I’m not pretty enough to get a guy. I’m single, and want a serious relationship, but sometimes I think…

Kate Fridkis | December 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: On Looking Jewish

I liked being Jewish. I just hated my face. I wanted desperately to like my face better. I’d spent too many years laughing with my hand over my nose because…

Kate Fridkis | December 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

1 2 3