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The Soapbox: On The “Confidence Gap” & Women Undermining Other Women

Last week, ABC News reporter Claire Shipman and BBC World News American anchor Katty Kay published an essay in The Atlantic called “The Confidence Gap” about the divide in confidence…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2014 - 12:00 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

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Drew’s Daughter Paulina Pinsky Is A Body Positivity Activist

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s daughter, Paulina Pinsky, first came out about her seven-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia in a brave essay she penned for the Columbia Daily Spectator in November 2013. The…

Ami Angelowicz | February 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Some Thoughts On “Biggest Loser” Winner Rachel Frederickson’s Major Weight Loss

This morning, a friend asked me what I thought about all “The Biggest Loser” finale drama. I hadn’t watched it yet, but I had a feeling.

“Can I…

Ami Angelowicz | February 5, 2014 - 3:00 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

10 Better Body Commandments For The Holiday Season

When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous “Oh my God this is my life” chuckle.

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 16, 2013 - 1:30 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: 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

Rebel Wilson Doesn’t Care What She Looks Like And That’s A Very Good Thing

It is time to have a serious conversation about just how amazing Rebel Wilson really is. She has a law degree and an arts degree, proving that she’s one smart…

Megan Reynolds | October 17, 2013 - 1:20 pm

10 Better Body Affirmations For Young Women

The sad truth is that body snarking may not ever end. The pressure to look a certain way may just continue to get worse. The eating disorders and thinking disorders…

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 11, 2013 - 11:00 am

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

Bright Girls Have Big Confidence Problems — And Here’s Why

When I was in sixth grade, I’d advanced far enough along in my math studies to be in pre-Algebra. I went to magnet school in Fort Worth, Texas, with a…

Julie Gerstein | September 4, 2013 - 11:40 am
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