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Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

Usually, those words – “depression” and “anxiety” – label conditions that I have. I like that way of phrasing it, because it implies a sense of control for me. I have these things, yes, but they do not have me. Usually. For the past fifteen years, I have had these conditions. I am usually able … Continue reading

I Do Not Feel Betrayed When A Plus Size Model Loses Weight

I Do Not Feel Betrayed When A Plus Size Model Loses Weight

UPDATE: Madeline Jones comments, explains that Radar.com misquoted her. See my new post (“Madeline Jones Responds, Radar.com Article Misleading“) for further info! Here’s her comment: Hi Corina, Radar Online absolutely misquoted me in this piece. When I was asked what types of comments we have received from our readers about Crystal Renn’s weight loss, I … Continue reading

TLC’s Big Sexy Delivers Big Smiles, Big Stress

I did enjoy TLC’s new show, Big Sexy, quite a bit. But, it also bothered me at times. I give the show’s premiere episode an A minus! The ladies of Big Sexy remember the first time anyone called them fat. That insult sticks with you, and implies that your most distinctive characteristic is the size and … Continue reading

“I’m Fat, I Don’t Deserve Anything”

I will preface this by saying that, so far, I’ve been enjoying Love Bites on NBC each Thursday. Each week has offered more and more actors that I already love, and the characters are easy to connect with. I didn’t love this scene, though: Chloe: Why don’t you let yourself have some fun for once? … Continue reading

More (But Not Too Much!) Than Just A Pretty Face

More (But Not Too Much!) Than Just A Pretty Face

Marie Claire urges its readers to be “more than just a pretty face”, but the magazine’s recent editorial decisions indicate that there is a limit on just how much “more” a woman should be.  Maura Kelly’s article, “Should Fatties Get A Room? (Even on TV?)”, for MarieClaire.com revealed the author’s personal prejudices, and in turn … Continue reading