Tag: body image

Relationships

Girl Talk: On Hearing Men Talk About Women’s Bodies

Wendy Stokesby:

I was on the train, heading back to NYC from New Jersey and there were three guys sitting behind me. They were talking about life. Which …

Style

10 Ways To Love Your Body This Summer

Wendy Stokesby:

Summer is finally here, and so are the ubiquitous crash diet plans and pressure to get a “bikini body,” whatever that means. Here’s an idea: how …

Relationships

10 Reasons I’m Glad I’m Not A Perfect 10

Wendy Stokesby:

Being gorgeous sounds pretty great. It sounds like exactly what a woman might want to be. When you’re gorgeous, the world is supposedly your oyster. Whatever …

Style

True Story: I Was A Dove “Real Beauty”

Wendy Stokesby:

Living in LA is weird sometimes. OK, all the time. One minute, I’m minding my own business, eating kale and looking at babes or whatever and the …

ParentingRelationships

Mirror, Mirror: How I Want My Daughter To Look

Wendy Stokesby:

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 …

Relationships

Girl Talk: Adventures In Intuitive Eating

Wendy Stokesby:

We’re all born with the ability to eat intuitively, to listen to our body’s needs, to eat nourishing foods when we’re hungry, to stop when we’re …

Entertainment

Blogger Takes Shape Magazine To Task For Refusing To Show A Real Picture Of Massive Weight Loss

Wendy Stokesby:

Brooke Birmingham, author of the health and fitness blog, “Brooke: Not On A Diet,” was able to lose over 170 pounds without surgery or fad diets. …

Relationships

True Story: I’m A Body Image Waffler

Wendy Stokesby:

I recently signed up for six sessions with a personal trainer, LaMarcus, and told him my goals: get more toned and lose a few pounds. Then …

CelebsEntertainment

12 Female Celebs Reveal Their True Size

Wendy Stokesby:

I personally like it when celebrity women share their weight or their dress size, especially when it’s done with pride. It is most definitely none of …

Style

10 Reasons Big Boobs Are Awesome (And 10 Reasons They’re Not So Awesome)

Wendy Stokesby:

I read Kate Fridkis’ recent essay about small boobs with a mix of fascination and envy. As someone who’s had double Ds since junior high, the small boob …

Love & Sex

Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Women Talking About Weight

Wendy Stokesby:

The other day, I found myself engaging in conversation with a stranger at the grocery store about weight. “God,” the woman said, pausing near me in …

Celebs

Mindy Kaling To Vogue: “I Don’t Want To Be Skinny”

Wendy Stokesby:

“There’s a whole list of things I would probably change about myself. For example, I’m always trying to lose fifteen pounds. But I never need to …