‘Real Women’s Stories’

Fiona Apple: Is Her Weight Anyone’s Business?

By Robyn Priebe on 10/09/2013

Fiona Apple is one of my favorite female artists. Very rarely do I click on any of the headlines from my MSN home page, but seeing that she had fans commenting about her health status during one of her recent shows piqued my interest. Apparently, mid-set the fan yelled out “Fiona get healthy, we want to see you in 10 years.”  It […] Read more »

Food and Money, Part II

By Jill Carlson on 08/23/2013

Last week in Food and Money, Part I, I started analyzing what we think the food and spending can do for us. Do we think binge eating can take us to a relaxing place (it does for about 15 minutes)? Does buying the cute bracelet at the boutique turn us into popular, sociable, desirable women? Who would I be without […] Read more »

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To Love Your Body, Try This with a Mirror

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/15/2013

“Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year“ tells the story of UCLA doctoral student Kjerstin Gruy’s quest for personal growth and self-acceptance. As she started shopping for wedding dresses during her engagement, she found herself struggling to maintain a positive body image and falling prey to expectations […] Read more »

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An Introduction to Self-Bullying

By Jacki Monaco on 04/11/2013

For the longest time I thought that most people treated themselves the way that I used to, and unfortunately sometimes still do treat myself. I was confused between “being hard on myself” in order to better the concept of “me” and bullying myself. When I think of the word “bully” I think of a playground, middle school, wedgies, practical jokes, […] Read more »

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Not Eating Leads to Binge Eating

By Robyn Priebe on 04/10/2013

Today, I’m pondering what my life would be like had I never dieted. If you know me, you might be aware that I battled with disordered eating when I was younger. I truly believe that if I never dieted, I would never have struggled with binge eating. For me, dieting: led to anorexia which led to binge eating which led to bulimia which improved […] Read more »

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