Freeing yourself from exposure to toxic language is hard, but not impossible.
–Dr. Stacey M. Rosenfeld, author of Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
As noted in Open Your Eyes & Stop Looking, the idea of people “looking fat” or “feeling fat” is a figment of our society. Though the term is abstract and subjective, it breeds a great deal of harm, especially because it is so arbitrary and connotes negative meanings in our culture. Anyone at any weight, age, gender can be injured emotionally by the term, even though there is no official concrete definition of the word.
The word is so present in our daily lives that we find ourselves, “feeling fat” or “looking fat.”
Dr. Rosenfeld, in her new book, suggests that we perform an eye-opening activity, as illustrated below. Try it out. See what happens.
On Sunday’s post, we began our positive thinking sentence construction. Here is today’s: I feel most proudly about who I am when ________________.
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
A stereotype as defined by Merriam-Webster is “an often unfair and untrue belief that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic.” Colloquially, the term, stereotype, “is used to categorize a group of people. People don’t understand that type of person, so they put them into classifications, thinking that everyone who […]
Susan J. Fowler, a former employee of Uber, published a post on her blog revealing numerous counts of sexual harassment and discrimination she experienced while working for the company. Her post is straightforward and pretty bias-free; her tone is calm, but frank. While some of her experiences at the company might appall readers, her author’s […]