Body Image Press

It was a great Good Morning America segment this morning!  We focused on a new viral Verizon campaign and ad that questions whether it’s time to move from telling our girls that she’s simply “pretty” to telling them that they are “pretty brilliant” too. What are we telling our girls about their abilities in math […]


We had a great conversation on The Today Show today with Meredith Vieira, talking about the very controversial Abercrombie and Fitch padded, push-up bikini tops for the 7-14 year old age bracket.  I’ve been receiving some questions about this, so here, I answer a view of the big ones. Early sexualization of girls is wrong […]

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Jessica Stroup, it’s Glamour Magazine in the process. As I’ve asked before, Claire Mysko, author of “You’re Amazing,” hits the nail on the head here– as she told the WSJ how she also feels that so much worry over obesity can make girls obsessive about weight. Of course she acknowledges that the programs are great […]


SELF Magazine Warning Needed? Subject on Cover is Bigger Than  She Actually Appears the Miley Cyrus recently and the doesn’t seem very bothered by the cover shot. She says makes that clear so her blog: “we decided the cover of the album and just in case you haven’t seen it i’ll post it! it’s very […]


Too Fat to Be Surgeon General? Discriminatory Claims Circulating Against Dr. Regina Benjamin’s “Fitness” to Be Surgeon General President Obama’s pick for Surgeon General.  Her weight is throwing opinions of her fitness for the job off kilter. Case and point from one angry blogger:  “Rather than select a fat Black woman Obama should have chose […]


Dads impact on Daughters Body Image my body image book. Number 1 question on my list: How important are Dads when it comes to girls’ body image development?  After all, moms and daughters have been studied, analyzed, discussed, and discussed again—but issues of Dad’s and daughters have taken a back seat. The“product” world, the world […]


Dr. Robyn Silverman, Dr. Pauline Wallin & host Craig Cohen on SmartTalk radio this AM talking about body image.

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how controversial these reality stars and celebs can be– even if they seem to be doing something good for women. On the one hand, she’s got some great quotes that relay a “say what you want” attitude and an “I love my body the way it is” message.  Yes, of course we like that! or […]


beautiful, celebrated, and rewarded? cram down their throats? Who? Stephanie Naumoska, a 19-year-old Australian model, was selected from more than 7,000 hopefuls to make it into the finals of the Miss Universe pageant. What now? The finalist is now being criticized and showered with concern from the public who is not quite won over by […]


Dora too Modelesque to Be a Girl’s Role Model? Bratz, or the new confidence. There was even ashe’s not aquestions, “why change her appearance at all? Why is appearance so important?” Exactly. As we’ve seen all over this blog, appearance is highly praised and highly criticized.  It has to be just right. The good thing […]