Legless in Seattle

I have nothing against legs. Really, I don’t. In fact I have a pair myself. But here’s the deal. Imagine a culture in which women wear dresses everywhere. So 1950’s. Right? Except on most TV news stations. Just about all of them. The photography angles emphasize the legs. Yet we like to call ourselves a…

Body Image and Fat Talk

“I’m tired of the way women talk so much about food, diet and fitness issues,” Cindy said.  She sipped her chai tea Starbucks latte as she played with the wrapper from the straw. “I know, ” I said. “Sometimes I wonder if women could go a whole week without talking about                  diets,                                     workout plans, calories, fat…

Body Image and Fat Talk

“I’m tired of the way women talk so much about food, diet and fitness issues,” Cindy said.  She sipped her chai tea Starbucks latte as she played with the wrapper from the straw. “I know, ” I said. “Sometimes I wonder if women could go a whole week without talking about                  diets,                                     workout plans, calories, fat…

Beating the Body Image Bandit: Truth vs. Lies

Living in a culture where we drown in a tsunami of images takes a toll.  We forget that phenomenal women have hips.  The lies of the Body Image Bandit tell us if we’re not thin, tall, and flawless, we don’t possess beauty.  Yet that mentality is from the Body Image Bandit, the Father of Lies,…

Body Image and LeAnn Rimes: Worshiping the Art of Skinniness

Does LeAnn Rimes have an eating disorder?  A few days ago, she posted a picture of herself in a bikini on Twitter.  This started a tsunami of tweets about whether or not LeAnn has an eating disorder, including one saying “@leannrimes “Whoa, you’re scary skinny! Sorry don’t mean to offend but that’s a lot of bones showing…