‘Love that Body!’

Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Starts Monday!

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/18/2014

Next week marks the third annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (of which I am privileged to serve as a board member). Weight Stigma: Judging People By Their Body Size Weight stigma is an insidious yet pervasive problem in today’s world. It comes out of the judgment about body size, the judgment about a […] Read more »

Before and After: Finding peace when you’re somewhere in between

By Cat on 08/27/2014

Weight Loss Before-and-After Photos We’ve all seen them. They pop up everywhere and they all show some kind of weight-loss “transformation” that seems nothing short of miraculous. The “after” photos show a seemingly happy, healthy person. Put side by side with a “before” photo, it implies that the subject had been neither of those things in the past. Read This […] Read more »

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Meghan Trainor’s #1 Hit “All About That Bass” – Body Positivity or Misogyny?

By Laura Brooks on 08/21/2014

A Body Image Breakthrough? Meghan Trainor sings she’s ‘bringing booty back’ in her new hit song “All About That Bass.”  Some say it’s a fun, catchy tune that boldly promotes body acceptance – or body celebration – even if you aren’t a “size two.”  Other say that it reinforces a superficial and misogynistic view of women. The positive message of this controversial song may […] Read more »

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My Eyes Are Up Here: How One Green Mountain Mama Got Her Mojo Back

By Marsha Hudnall on 08/14/2014

Today’s post is courtesy of another articulate Green Mountain alum (or Green Mountain Mama as she puts it). Cat Mitchell will start regularly writing for A Weight Lifted, to share her experience as a young woman set on taking back her life as she moves away from old notions of self to ones that support her in living fully. “Yeah, you work it, […] Read more »

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