had the opportunity to chat with Reba Tobia, creator of the “Brave Box.” Tobia is in recovery from ED, and her product has been recognized by NEDA, Dr. Colleen Reichman, The Eating Disorder Foundation, and many other experts in the space.
We need to expect more. How are we supposed to expect healthy relationships in our own lives when our models tell us that we are supporting characters in our own lives?
“Point being, fat characters have inherent qualities in media before the viewer can even know anything about them.”
Trending shows and influencers are shaping the way young womxn see their bodies. It’s also changing the way they validate relationships. By Sara Remus and Linda Ayrapetov On the surface, the concept of a “Revenge Body” may seem harmless. In the context of relationships, it’s regarded as a coping mechanism – a way to move…
Part 1: Help middle school girls understand that the story they’re being told by media – that their self-worth comes from how close they can get to meeting media’s impossible beauty standards – is a multi-billion story made to drive profits.
Bia Bauzys is the curator of our weekly Culture Rundown, which includes Womxn Worth Watching. Check out our account on Instagram every Friday to see who she’s highlighting. Film Late Night (2019); Dir. Nisha Ganatra → “A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff…
Is this new desire to be fit due to the sexualized fashion in which it’s displayed? Would society strive for a fit body if we weren’t bombarded with such risqué images? Let’s work together to shift the image of fitness from sexy to an image of strength, balance and energy.
Books have proved to be effective in helping a wide range of mental health issues, from anxiety to depression to dementia, and, though reading is not a “miracle cure” able to replace all other forms of treatment for mental illnesses, it can nonetheless have a positive influence when paired with other treatments.
Yet toxic relationships are an essential part of our media; they can often make the most compelling stories, ones that people can relate their own experiences to. They can also give people the opportunity to explore and better understand themselves through fiction.
Cardi B, as both a rapper and celebrity, has never shied away from presenting her body in a media-driven world. She outwardly expresses her former career as a stripper without hesitation in interviews, Twitter videos, as well as some of her songs.