Tagged: body image

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Oprah, Weight Watchers and Loving Our Bodies

In the past few years, I’ve thought more than a couple times, “I’m so glad Oprah isn’t talking about her latest diet anymore.” I assumed she had learned to love her curvy figure. She...

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Performing Gender

A week and a half ago I cut my hair. A lot. I buzzed it to half an inch. My initial thoughts were, “Oh wow. There actually is some family resemblance between me and...

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Guest Post: The Miracle of Forgiveness

By East River Lady (CW & TW: child and sexual abuse; suicide) “Ask God for forgiveness first.” “Okay. God, please forgive me…” Right before my teenage cousin told me to perform a sexual act...

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Ugly Eyes

I don’t have pretty eyes.  Well, actually, both of my eyes are pretty individually but together the effect is not good.  My eyes look crossed. This abnormality has no health effects for me whatsoever. ...

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Guest Post: Miss Representation

by Kirsten (Once a month, The Exponent will be featuring posts from members of the Exponent II board. This is the first in the series. Kirsten is a professional volunteer living in northern Indiana....