The Mother of All Body Image Problems

Who’s to blame for your struggle with body image? Barbie? Cosmopolitan magazine? The internet? The biggest influence may be closer to home. When you were young she probably lived in your house, cooked your meals, and taught you how to shave your legs. Mothers are ...

Is a Cat Call a Compliment?

Is a cat-call a compliment? If a stranger on the street whistles when I pass by, who am I to complain? I mean, really, what woman doesn’t want to be admired by men for the way she looks? Hmm. Seriously, isn’t that one ...

Permission to Rest in the Battle

Maybe it’s time we admit that this is hard. Everywhere we look and listen there are messages. “You’re fat. You aren’t pretty enough. You’re flat-chested. Why don’t you get those crooked teeth fixed?” Then you visit the body image web sites, and ...