Tag: theory

Fck the industries

I feel a little broken this week [and last] and I said I’d keep it real during this self portrait project- so that’s what I am doing today. I always see comments from people in the fitness industry shitting on the body positive movement. It makes me mad for many

You aren’t the exception

When you constantly speak to the masses about growth, trial and error, and your own journey – you get caught up in this performative ‘look I’m growing’ style of speaking. The truth is, you are allowed to have bad days. Not everything you post has to be inspirational. Not everything

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?

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