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Mirror, Mirror: “Fat” And “Ugly” Aren’t The Only Body Issues Women Have

I have a friend who does bodywork — massage and chiropractic, basically — who is helping me to get through marathon training. This happens to be the same friend who’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why You Should Really Look At Yourself

Here are all the things I know about my body: My angular face no longer gains weight at the same rate that the rest of my body does, so when…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: The Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

I blinked a couple times in disbelief, jiggling the sliding weight marker on the old school scale in the corner of the YMCA. An inch to the right or left,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why All Those Dumb Diet Headlines Are More Dangerous Than You Think

It wouldn’t be January without the media focusing on anything and everything having to do with weight loss. One of my favorite activities around this time of year is to…

Ami Angelowicz | January 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Letting Go Of Celebrity Body Comparisons

I think everyone who writes about body image has a blind spot or a subject that makes them feel a bit hypocritical. After all, most of us haven’t gotten the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 5, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mirror, Mirror: How Do You Not Hate Your Body On A Holiday That’s All About Eating?

I love Thanksgiving – and I can’t wait to fly back to the Midwest this week to celebrate with relatives – but I have somewhat of a turbulent history with…

Claire Hannum | November 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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: Being Thin Doesn’t Spare You From Body Snarking

When I was a chubby nine-year-old, I worked up the nerve to ask my crush to “go out” with me. Well, I didn’t ask him. I sent of my friends…

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2013 - 12:00 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
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