Thursday, October 28, 2010

To be continued . . .

I am excited to report that I will be giving a talk about the blog tomorrow at Western Kentucky University (see the advertisement above). I've only given this talk once before—at the University of the South last year—so I'm still putting my presentation together. As a result, there won't be a new blog post today. But I do have something important to say about Halloween . . . so please check back soon!


  1. And that presentation is great! (Although I'd ax that one picture that didn't support your point... I think it was Kelly Clarkson, but that's just my opinion).

    You know, reading this blog has really inspired me and made me question media's view on women, and my view on myself. Lately, I've become happy with myself, and with the idea of not refusing the occasional desert and working out more. I've become happier, and I want other women to have that too.

    You see, I also started out as the tallest girl in school who developed boobs and love-handles early. I always saw myself as too big, and struggled to fit in. I've never been the pretty one, the popular one, or even a decent second.

    But that's okay now. Now, I can proudly say that at 170 pounds and in size 13 jeans I'm a beautiful woman, and there at least is something to hold on to. Thanks for the reinforcement.

  2. Congratulations! and Good Luck!

  3. Brittany—I really appreciate everything you've said, and I think it's fascinating that we had such similar experiences. But mostly I'm so glad you know how beautiful you are. You are the perfect role model for women your age because you look amazing, and your numbers are normal—numbers they can aspire to achieve. As I said today, one of the problems with basing our goals on the bodies of celebrities is that we cannot possibly hope to achieve those goals unless we make being thin a full-time job as they do. Thanks for coming today and for your comments!

  4. I always love supporting you, don't you know? And I too found it strange that we were so similar in school; I perked up a bit while you were talking about that. And I think there are several other women who have had the same experiences. They need to find this blog and start reading your work. Then maybe someday magazines will have realistic models and a focus on healthy instead of skinny.