Tag: theory

The facade of Acceptance

Two weeks ago I was in Montana, Wyoming and Utah for a week. My IBS really flared up, and I didn’t have my hypothyroidism pills because I forgot to fill them before my trip. I spent every day hiking 13-15 miles, eating a cup oatmeal for breakfast, a small pb&j

Change your behavior

25/52 I often think about myself in high school. The person completely terrified of going anywhere without make up because of their skin, the person who cried when they went to the dentist because my foundation would get messed up, the person who was secretly starving herself in private and

Break up with the Thin Ideal

Teaching theory for college students WHILE you are going to therapy and figuring out your own life’s shit is wild. In the middle of a lecture, internally, I’ll be in the middle of a sentence and just, “AH HA… wow I get it,” not about the lecture, but typically about

Giving Yourself Permission

I had a recent discussion with my therapist about the idea of permission. During this discussion there were a few things I found myself separating; giving yourself permission and giving yourself permission without guilt. I think these are two incredibly different things however one potentially could lead to the other

Living in a body that doesn’t reflect its stereotyped disorder

I’ve started writing and restarted how to begin this in my head several times. In graduate school I really focused on writing and creating work about the un-achievable body types represented in media. I referenced [and continue to stare at] artists like Vanessa Beecroft, Lee Price, Maureen O’ Conner, Cassils,

Sunday Morning

The art of the ‘selfie’ – or at least the facade of it. Social media, all around us, is composed of false advertising. This isn’t just companies, but people as well. Have you ever gone on Instagram, and have seen profiles that are always so perfect, beautiful, clean, and flawless?

Porn Culture

How Pornography Broke The Internet Paige Young Media Literacy Outline Introduction: The Importance of Web Porn Feminism – Print – Media Introduction to Media Generated Porn – The New Male Gaze – Social Media – Accessability Interactive Pornography – Chat based – Paid The Future of Pornography – Virtual Reality

Be like the Gods

  Recently I have been researching a ton about the past of the gymnasium. The ideal body of perfection isn’t something that is new, in fact, it began around 735 BCE. This idea of perfection was shunned, actually, for a few reasons after Christianity made its presence into culture. I

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