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  • Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History. Let’s Misbehave!

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      “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Do you recognize this statement? We’ll give you the background in a bit, but for now, just think about this statement. And believe it. Many big industries want us to behave. They want us to be live “stylishly ever after,” …

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  • Our Issue with Swimsuits (or lack thereof) in Sports Illustrated

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      Every February, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits the mailboxes of 70 million SI subscribers, every newsstand and media outlet, and hundreds of millions will view the thousands of digitally manipulated, nude and near-nude images online.   Since it’s unlikely you will hear any …

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    Stick it to the Man! Or to the Mirror.

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    You are capable of much more than looking hot. Your reflection does not define your worth. There is more to be than eye candy. You are Beauty Redefined! You are are worthy of love, happiness, success, admiration and confidence just as you are now. Cheesy? …

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  • Cellulite, Rimples and Dimples: A Beautiful Reality Check

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      It’s everywhere in real life and absolutely nowhere in TV, movies or magazines. It’s unrelated to health, yet constantly depicted as a sure sign of lazy slobbiness. Large or small, the vast majority of women have it, but it gets depicted as shocking headline …

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  • Holiday Body Image Beauty Redefined

    Holiday Survival Guide: Beauty Redefined Style

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      From body snarking to food comas and girly gift-giving, this is the go-to guide for all of your holiday body image woes! You know the scene. Family gathering. Aunts, uncles, cousins, distant family friends you haven’t seen in ages. All eyes on you as …

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  • You’re Not Pretty or Ugly Enough to Talk Body Image. Do It Anyway.

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      After several years of studying body image and writing/speaking about it publicly, the same brick wall loves to pop up and stifle any productive conversation about what we do: Our looks. Lexie and I will never be pretty enough or thin enough or ugly …

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  • Curvy is the New Skinny, Thanks to Photoshop Phoniness

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    The latest trend in image alteration might surprise a few people who are familiar with the power and pervasiveness of the thin ideal. Known as “reverse retouching,” this new trend has editors now adding curves and inches in specific areas of women’s bodies to create …

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  • Attention Utah: Come See Us in Action!

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      After nearly four years of speaking engagements hosted by schools, churches and organizations across the country, we are excited to finally host our own fundraising and speaking event right here on our home turf in Salt Lake City! Whether you’ve attended one of our presentations …

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  • Get Injections or Get Lost: Media’s Options for Women of a Certain Age

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      If you lived in a high-tech cave and everything you knew about humans came from mainstream media, you’d be shocked to find out a couple facts: 1) Female humans do not die or crawl into their own caves to disappear at age 40. 2) …

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    Photoshop Phoniness: Hall of Shame

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      Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation, blah blah blah. Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but do we really understand how serious this issue is? Like exactly HOW MUCH these photos are manipulated …

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  • No Prince Charming Can Conquer Your Body Image Battle

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      When it comes to how you feel about your body, you’re not a damsel in distress. Yes, you might be a damsel and your body image might be in distress, but no dashing prince can rescue you from this one. No matter how strong …

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    Are YOU Beauty Redefined?

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      So are you? That depends. Are you beautiful? Yep, more than you know. Do you see the need for society’s ideas of “beauty” to be redefined? I sure hope so. If you can answer yes to both these questions — or if you even …

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    TV Boosts Self-Esteem!…If you’re white and male.

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      Brand new research shows TV has a direct negative influence on girls’ and black boys’ self-esteem and a positive effect on white boys’. While we applaud media that promotes positive self-image for any group, we’re not so pumped (and not so shocked) about the …

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    Why “Fitspiration” Isn’t so Inspirational

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      If you are on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter, you have seen fitness inspiration images just in time for “the holidays” or “bikini season” or your “big day” to motivate you to “get fit” – we call them “fitspiration.” They are almost always images of …

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  • Vogue

    Vogue Mom Shows Us How NOT to Fight Childhood Obesity

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      The teaser on the cover for what’s being called the “worst Vogue article of all time” is unbelievably misleading: “A Mom Fights Childhood Obesity at Home.” The truth is, if the article’s author, Dara-Lynn Weiss, mother of 7-year-old Bea, was genuinely trying to “fight …

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