self esteem - Page 5

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

9 Sad Things That Happened When I Got Way Too Skinny

When I was in college studying in Italy, I got insanely, disgustingly skinny. My host mother fed us very little. I think she requested vegetarian students because she thought vegetarians…

Angela Cruise | January 3, 2013 - 10:00 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

Girl Talk: Dear Dress, It’s Not Me, It’s You

This weekend I was wandering around one of my favorite stores when I spotted a sliver of blue plaid fabric peeking out from the crowded rack of dresses. Blue is…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 12, 2012 - 1:00 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

Girl Talk: I Put Myself On Mute For A Guy — And I’ll Never Do It Again

I like to consider myself a strong and independent woman. I live alone; I take care of myself and never waiver in my beliefs. I’ve managed to convince myself that…

Amanda Chatel | November 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Mirror Mirror: On High Heels

Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other week on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer,

Kate Fridkis | November 7, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Emergency Compliments, For When You’re Feeling Really Crappy

Sometimes you’re just having what Judith Viorst might call a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And despite your best attempts to self-soothe and console yourself, you just can’t…

Julie Gerstein | October 26, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Watch This: Three Minutes Of Beautiful Inspiration

Feeling down? Struggling with body image issues? Stuck in a cycle of self criticism? Just generally in need of a potent dose of inspiration? Check out this video, “On Real…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 19, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Mirror, Mirror: The Costumes We Wear

Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer,

Kate Fridkis | October 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

An Open Letter To The Fat Girl

Dear Fat Girl,

Last week, I saw an overweight news anchor respond to a bully with such power and confidence that it made me cry. It also made…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: How I Want To Be At 65

Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer,

Kate Fridkis | October 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm