Oct 25

Promoting obesity or body image acceptance?

A young plus-sized college student, Stella Boonshoft 18, posted a photo online of herself in her underwear has come under some criticism for promoting obesity — although plenty have also jumped to her defense and continued the on-going debate about body image .

Stella wrote, “This is my body deal with it.”  Underneath the photo, she wrote,

‘WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. Well I’m not going to stand for that. This is my body. Not yours. MINE.

Enough said!

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Oct 21
Fashion Flash: Fall Edition
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Fall is sure looking to be a season of wonderful colors, scents of apples and sounds of people rummaging through the leaves.  Thanks to all of our wonderful bloggers who have some great tips for the Fall. Read on!

Welcome to this season’s Fashion Flash!

Female Fat Loss Expert, Shawna K, provides information on what the WORST exercises for your shoulders are.

Fab Over 40 shares some Halloween cocktails that are not only delicious, but contain some healthy ingredients too.
Think you can only get those gorgeous gel nails for a high price at the salon? Jackie Silver from Aging Backwards.com has discovered a time-saving, affordable DIY kit.

Asthma is on the rise. But you can still lead an active normal life including exercise. Take a look at Mirabai Holland’s Exercising With Asthma Video Short.

From Staness of Menopause Makeover who says, “Enjoy my favorite Coffee Mocha Protein Shake recipe first thing in the morning or for an afternoon pick-me-up.  Easy to make and yummy, loaded with calorie burning protein!”

What are the must-have items to bring on a cruise when you’re over 40?  The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have some stylish tips for you.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks  for a supplement for weak nails.


Who wore it best? Vote and win in Fab Over Fifty’s Foxcroft style challenge

More as it happens! Jodell

Oct 12

Well, it seems as though plus models cannot win! The October ‘Love Your Body’ issue of PLUS Model Magazine says that body shaming is prevalent  and devotes its October issue to putting an end to body shaming.

One quote from the editorial, “Body shaming is on the rise in the plus size industry. Smaller models are verbally based for not being “plus” enough. Larger models are scolded for being too big.”

The spread’s objective is  to represent all those who have been shamed or bullied for their size.  Tastefully done, the image above shows models wearing little more than high heels and jewelry.

Each photo comes with the message that no one is safe from body shaming, and that body shaming hurts everyone.  Especially relevant since TV anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston was criticized from being overweight. People just feel that they have the right to comment on someone’s appearance.  It’s wrong and it has to stop, let’s get to the real reasons why this happens to the extent it does.

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More as it happens.


Oct 2

Well, this is great! We can continue the conversation….and in a big way!


This morning, Jennifer Livingston, 37, an anchor/reporter at WKBT-TV in LaCrosse, Wis. addressed an email she received from a viewer that she  received an email last week from a viewer criticizing her size.  The letter said,

“Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain,” the viewer said. “I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

While she admitted she was overweight, she told viewers not to allow themselves to be defined by bullies.

Livingston’s move is step toward civility in a society that thinks a woman’s weight is fair game, said Dr. Robyn Silverman, a body image expert and author of the book “Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession is Messing Up Our Girls & How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It.”

What do you think?


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