Category Archive: Body Image

The Thing about Thongs: Is this real life?

Whoa, whoa whoa, has anyone else noticed thongs are kind of, uhm, having a moment right now? And I don’t mean quietly in someone’s pants where they belong, I mean parading on album covers and music videos and concerts and television – WHAT HAPPENED TO MODESTY, AMIRITE? I’m just kidding. Like any normal human I think…

It’s Bigger than Barbies

Some of my favorite moments as a young girl were playing with my Barbies. Most of the time, they were marrying Ninja Turtles (thank you parents for exposing me to both female and male-marketed toys) and coming together to ward off Shredder. But looking back, did I ever actually *want* the body of a Barbie?…

It’s Okay to Eat A Lot While You’re on Your Period. I Said So.

The conversation I had with my BFF shortly before posting this article. I just returned from the grocery store after spending exactly $9.53 on three packages of cookies. At first I wasn’t sure why I was craving Chewy Chips Ahoy, or why I felt the urge to leave my snowy abode and stuff them into…

So Spanx Are Killing You, Pretend You’re Surprised

The Huffington Post brought us GROUNDBREAKING news today that Spanx are more or less crunching your organs and fucking that shit up. For any female who has ever worn Spanx (so basically every female and a whole buncha drag queens), this is a giant “No shit, Sherlock” moment, because DEAR GOD HAVE YOU FELT THESE…

What I’d Actually Look Like in Street Style Clothes

What the girl in the photo looks like: What I would look like: Everybody: “Who hid this girl’s legs? Why is she dressed like a fat Edie Sedgwick?” What the girl in the photo looks like: What I would look like: IS SHE… PANTLESS? (bumbumbummmm) What the girl in the photo looks like: What I…

The Glamorization of the French Girl

Refinery29’s article “How (Exactly) To Look Like a French Girl,” gives us all kinds of French beauty tips to remind us that American girls are basically virgins who can’t drive. I’ve long been a huge fan of Refinery29, as I frequently see them as the cutting edge of beauty and fashion trends, while still being relatable….

Stories Project with BeauCoo

I was super excited to be asked by Beaucoo to create a video about my experience with body positivity (BOPO), and their “Stories Project” has finally launched! The Stories Project is a place where women can share inspiring stories and messages about body positivity. The videos are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but they all have…

I got 99 Problems and my Face is All of Them

I spend a lot of time staring in the mirror. I get out of the shower, I look in the mirror, wipe off whatever heinous mascara streaks are down my face, and then spend the rest of the time inspecting everything that is wrong with it. And it’s not that I’m vain (well, I’m that…

Bra Shopping: Told in .GIFs

It’s no secret that I find having boobs very annoying.  And in that vein, it happens that shopping for a bra is even more annoying. Maybe I can skip wearing a bra altogether? I mean, Michelle Obama approves of my rights. LOLOLOL ME WITHOUT A BRA! HAHAHAHAHA So I head to Victoria’s Secret to find…