Category: Body Image

Shut up, Weight Watchers

Posted on December 30th, by Hayley in Body Image. 2 comments

You guys should go watch this commercial, and then come back and answer the following question.

How do you think the little girl in the beginning of the commercial would respond if she were to know what is apparently of great concern to her grown up self? Would the little girl…

A. punch her grown-up self in the face, or

B. kick her in the shin?

Extravagant glowy caftans

Posted on March 4th, by Hayley in Body Image, On the Interwebs, Soap Box. No Comments

This post was written by me about 8 months ago but I wasn’t feeling the greatest at the time and never posted it. I’m posting it now because I still want to share, but at the same time I don’t feel like making it into a better post. And now that you’re super excited to read it…

So one time this lady wrote a blog post (or maybe it’s just an excerpt from her book?) that said pretty much the same thing that I was trying to say in a recent blog post, but she said it better. I’m attributing most of the differences between our posts to our respective states of mind at the time each post was written. You see, I had recently been on Facebook and had read what proved to be that one-status-update-too-many status update in which … Read More »

People of the Internet (but specifically the women)

Posted on June 6th, by Hayley in Body Image, Rants, Social Media. No Comments

Please stop making disparaging comments about your bodies on Facebook. Even if it’s self-deprecating humor. Even if it’s in the context of a workout or a healthy meal. Saying you can’t eat anything for the rest of the day after a “splurge” in the morning is not helpful for the girls, teenagers, and women you’re friends with. And making fun of your “jiggling” body is not helpful for the girls, teenagers, and women who may have a little “jiggle” of their own but didn’t know they needed to concerned about it. And if they were already concerned about their “jiggle,” you just told them they were right to be worried.

I know body issues are hard. And I’m not saying you can’t think about having to “make up” for a “bad” meal or worry about your thighs jiggling, but don’t write … Read More »