Tag: theory

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

Yeah, but have you tried cookies in coffee?

I don’t know what it is about grad school But every day I am more proud of who I have become. Example: Last night one of my friends on Facebook posted this (without really thinking it through, like we all do, and then later are like, “shit.”) Now to be

Weight

So this is a topic I often discuss in my theory papers for my own work. It’s something that is very close to me. A back story about me, I weighed 120 pounds maximum until I was 20. I ate what I wanted to, I only ran maybe 20 minutes

Rape Culture.

Shutter. No one likes this topic. Luckily, I’m not going to go into anything political… Just wanted to read off some stats that I found were repulsive and astounding at the same time. These are taken from The Beauty Myth, as well as other articles I have read. Our problem

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